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  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Bipartisan Resolution Supporting Israel
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    I voted for and cosponsored tonight's resolution to reaffirm our unbreakable commitment to Israel, our most true and dependable Middle East ally. This resolution rightly acknowledges the United States' longstanding policy that direct, bilateral negotiations are the only viable method for achieving peace, and that our country must reject any attempt to internationalize the peace process. We cannot allow Israel's enemies to use international organizations like the UN to undermine and attack it. Instead, we must continue to support Israel by building on the historic Memorandum of Understanding regarding security assistance and standing shoulder to shoulder with Israel as we undertake the difficult task of obtaining a long and lasting peace. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Bipartisan Resolution Supporting Israel
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    I voted for and cosponsored tonight's resolution to reaffirm our unbreakable commitment to Israel, our most true and dependable Middle East ally. This resolution rightly acknowledges the United States' longstanding policy that direct, bilateral negotiations are the only viable method for achieving peace, and that our country must reject any attempt to internationalize the peace process. We cannot allow Israel's enemies to use international organizations like the UN to undermine and attack it. Instead, we must continue to support Israel by building on the historic Memorandum of Understanding regarding security assistance and standing shoulder to shoulder with Israel as we undertake the difficult task of obtaining a long and lasting peace. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Beginning of 115th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on January 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    South Florida is a diverse and vibrant community and it is an incredible responsibility and honor to represent the people of Florida's 23rd Congressional District in the House of Representatives. I will continue using my vote and my voice to stand up for each of my constituents, no matter their race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or nationality. Every one of us deserves to have our voice heard and our rights protected, and I will carry that charge with me every single day of the 115th Congress," Rep. Wasserman Schultz said. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Obama Administration's Actions against Russia
    Posted in Press Releases on December 30, 2016 | Preview rr

    Americans deserve to feel confident that a foreign power isn't interfering with how we elect our most powerful leaders. Only a bipartisan, public Congressional investigation into this historic cyberattack on our democracy can help restore that faith. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Passage of Anti-Israel UN Security Council Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on December 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    I condemn in the strongest of terms the United Nations Security Council's passage of this one-sided, anti-Israel resolution, as well as the United States' reckless abstention. As a Member of the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, I opposed this resolution because our nation has consistently supported direct, bilateral negotiations as the only viable method to achieve a lasting peace. In fact, this irresponsible action moves us further away from peace and hastens the likelihood that we lose the trust of our allies around the world. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on One-Sided UN Security Council Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on December 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    As a Member of the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, I strongly oppose this one-sided resolution, which obstructs the road to peace, and welcome the decision to pull it from consideration today. One-sided, anti-Israel resolutions thwart the peace process, and have no place at an international forum such as the UN. The only way to resolve the conflict is through direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, and the United States should oppose any efforts short of that, which will only delay us and move us further away from a lasting peace. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Bipartisan Investigation into Russia's Cyber Attacks
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2016 | Preview rr

    I join President Obama and senior leaders of both parties in calling for a bipartisan, public congressional investigation into apparent Russian cyber attacks, potentially approved by President Vladimir Putin personally, designed to affect the outcome of U.S. elections. To uncover the truth, we must hold public hearings similar in scope to those we saw after the Watergate break-in and the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. It is also crucial that any public inquiry look at the full scope of this Russian cyber espionage. That must include addressing what awareness or involvement, if any, President-Elect Trump had in it, given his supportive statements regarding Putin, his direct calls during the campaign appealing to Russia to attack the network of his opponent and steal data, and most recently, his selection of a nominee for Secretary of State with close ties to Putin. This cyberthreat is not going away. Any bipartisan investigation must not only uncover what happened in the 2016 Election, it also must include recommendations for how to fight this new form of modern warfare. Only then can we restore the public's faith in our democratic process, and seriously deter any future cybertreachery. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Bipartisan Investigation into Russia's Cyber Attacks
    Posted in Press Releases on December 15, 2016 | Preview rr

    I join President Obama and senior leaders of both parties in calling for a bipartisan, public congressional investigation into apparent Russian cyber attacks, potentially approved by President Vladimir Putin personally, designed to affect the outcome of U.S. elections. To uncover the truth, we must hold public hearings similar in scope to those we saw after the Watergate break-in and the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. It is also crucial that any public inquiry look at the full scope of this Russian cyber espionage. That must include addressing what awareness or involvement, if any, President-Elect Trump had in it, given his supportive statements regarding Putin, his direct calls during the campaign appealing to Russia to attack the network of his opponent and steal data, and most recently, his selection of a nominee for Secretary of State with close ties to Putin. This cyberthreat is not going away. Any bipartisan investigation must not only uncover what happened in the 2016 Election, it also must include recommendations for how to fight this new form of modern warfare. Only then can we restore the public's faith in our democratic process, and seriously deter any future cybertreachery. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Passage of WRDA
    Posted in Press Releases on December 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    The passage of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for The Nation Act (previously known as the Water Resources Development Act of 2016, or "WRDA") is a critical step forward in protecting and restoring our state's environmental treasures and key resources. In particular, I am proud that with our South Florida congressional delegation's advocacy, WRDA contains $1.9 billion for the Central Everglades Project (CEP), which will improve water flow in and around the Everglades and help restore the health of our "River of Grass." Port Everglades, which is in my congressional district, is the centerpiece of economic activity in Broward and South Florida. I'm proud to have helped secure, after nearly 18 years of teamwork, funding of more than $335 million for the Port Everglades Harbor Dredging Project, which will help South Florida's economy maintain and expand its position as a hub of international trade and commerce. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on New District Office Leadership
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    I am proud to announce that Lori Green, a community leader and lifelong resident of Broward County, will join me in serving the people of Florida's 23rd Congressional District as my District Director. She is an extraordinarily active member of the South Florida community, having served on the Board of Directors and as President of the David Posnack Jewish Community Center. She became a leader in the JCC Maccabi Games in 2005 and helped grow this program tremendously. Last year, she co-chaired the JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest when it came to Greater Ft. Lauderdale. More than 10,000 people attended the Games, including more than 1,500 teens from more than 40 delegations from around the world. She has also served as the Davie / Cooper City American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Community Co-Chairperson for the past several years. Read more