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  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Death of Jose Fernandez
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2016 | Preview rr

    Miami has lost a bright and true representative of the American Dream today with the tragic and untimely death of Jose Fernandez. Jose's talent, spirit and love for baseball were remarkable, and South Florida lit up every time he took the mound. My family, like many in our area, loved watching him play. But more than his accomplishments on the field, he was known as a true family man and a pillar of our community. My thoughts and deepest sympathy go out to Jose's family, and the entire Miami Marlins family. This is a truly sad day for South Florida. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Five Year Anniversary of the End of Don't Ask, Don't Tell
    Posted in Press Releases on September 20, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today we celebrate the fifth anniversary of the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and its impact on our courageous women and men currently serving in the armed forces, and every young person who wishes to serve their country in uniform. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Hispanic Heritage Month
    Posted in Press Releases on September 15, 2016 | Preview rr

    Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! Today we celebrate the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, an annual observance between September 15th and October 15 to celebrate and honor the achievements of the Hispanic community. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Signing of United States-Israel Memorandum of Understanding
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    The signing of this new Memorandum of Understanding between the United States and Israel is a significant and historic achievement for our two nations. It will extend our robust partnership with Israel, and ensure the Jewish state's continued quantitative military advantage which is critical in a region with too many hostile actors who wish to destroy her. I am pleased that the new MOU is the largest bilateral aid package ever agreed upon which underscores our nation's unwavering commitment to Israel. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz, Bipartisan Group of FL Members Send Letter to Governor Scott on Zika
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) led the following letter to Governor Scott urging him to advocate for a clean Zika funding bill during his visit to Washington, DC.The letter was signed by: Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27); Rep. Ted E. Deutch (FL-21); Rep. Alcee L. Hastings (FL-20); Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-22); Rep. Patrick Murphy (FL-18); Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14); Rep. Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24); Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26); and Rep. Gwen Graham (FL-02).To view a digital copy of the l... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Advocacy Groups Statement on House Passage of H.R. 5578
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    The passage of H.R. 5578 is a critical step towards eliminating the confusing patchwork of laws that have robbed sexual assault survivors of the justice they deserve. A strong, comprehensive law that protects their basic human rights will help them step out of the shadows that the status quo has created. I once again thank Senator Shaheen for her work in authoring the Senate-passed version of this bill and look forward to President Obama signing it into law. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Labor Day
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    On Labor Day, we celebrate all of our hardworking women and men and their countless contributions to our nation's progress and history. We owe so much to our workers, who built our nation's economy and created prosperity for our families. Thanks to the labor movement, from the fundamental right to organize, to better working conditions and wages, our working women and men have greatly improved the lives of millions of Americans. We celebrate all of those accomplishments, and recommit ourselves to standing shoulder-to-shoulder with them in their drive for higher wages, including a higher federal minimum wage, paid family leave in the workplace, and better workplace protections for Americans of all identities. These fights are our next frontier in building a better economy for every American, and I am proud to be their partner in those efforts. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Labor Day
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    On Labor Day, we celebrate all of our hardworking women and men and their countless contributions to our nation's progress and history. We owe so much to our workers, who built our nation's economy and created prosperity for our families. Thanks to the labor movement, from the fundamental right to organize, to better working conditions and wages, our working women and men have greatly improved the lives of millions of Americans. We celebrate all of those accomplishments, and recommit ourselves to standing shoulder-to-shoulder with them in their drive for higher wages, including a higher federal minimum wage, paid family leave in the workplace, and better workplace protections for Americans of all identities. These fights are our next frontier in building a better economy for every American, and I am proud to be their partner in those efforts. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Women's Equality Day
    Posted in Press Releases on August 26, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today we celebrate Women's Equality Day, the 96th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, and the landmark strides we have made for women's equality in our nation. From securing the right to vote, to defending a woman's right to make her own health care decisions, to fighting for better working conditions and pay, women have secured critical victories that have lifted up millions of people from all walks of life. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service
    Posted in Press Releases on August 25, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today I join millions of people in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, the natural beauty of every corner of nation, and in particular, the Florida Everglades. The National Park Service helps protect and preserve some of our nation's most irreplaceable treasures, and they ensure families, students and citizens can learn about our ecosystems. Even more importantly, through their education and advocacy, they help safeguard these treasures for future generations. Read more