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  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Rosh Hashanah
    Posted in Press Releases on September 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement today in observance of Rosh Hashanah: “As the sun sets and Rosh Hashanah begins, so does our time of reflection and renewal. Tonight my family and I will join Jews from all over the world to celebrate the Jewish New Year and recommit ourselves to making the world we live in a sweeter one. “Every year, the High Holy Days provide us with a precious opportunity to contemplate on the past year and consider ways to improve upon... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Trump's DACA Termination
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement after it was announced President Trump will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: “President Trump’s heartless, cowardly decision to eliminate the DACA program will spread anxiety and chaos throughout communities across the nation. It is yet another cruel, unnecessary and divisive policy move by this White House. Instead of providing promise, stability and opportunity to millions of young people, T... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Labor Day Statement
    Posted in Press Releases on September 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement in observance of Labor Day: “So much of what we have in this nation, we owe to the brave union sisters and brothers who organized, fought and died for a better life for all of us. These victories touch our lives every day. Whether it’s safer working conditions and higher wages, a child’s freedom from work, or simply experiencing more leisure time with friends and family because of fewer hours on the job, it is because of t... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Trump's Pardon of Former Sheriff Arpaio
    Posted in Press Releases on August 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement after President Trump pardoned former Sheriff Joe Arpaio tonight: "After drawing kudos from racists for his response to a fatal white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Donald Trump chooses now, of all times, to pardon former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. This shameful act – done under cover of a Friday night rollout – is just another ugly, brazen pander to his nativist base. With a notorious reputation for ethn... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Venezuelan TPS, Sanctions
    Posted in Press Releases on August 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement regarding the current situation in Venezuela and the latest sanctions announcement from the Trump Administration: “Venezuela is clearly governed by a brutal dictator who has plunged that nation into political and economic chaos that has resulted in legitimate fear for the safety of Venezuelans who have fled their native country. Therefore, I strongly support granting Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to all eligible Venezue... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Hurricane Andrew 25th Anniversary
    Posted in Press Releases on August 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement to mark the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew making landfall in South Florida: "As we remember the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew devastating South Florida, we recall the destruction and damage the storm left in its path. The storm upended the lives of tens of thousands of South Floridians and changed our lives forever. The anniversary should serve as a reminder that this hurricane season, like every year, Sout... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Trump's Afghanistan Speech
    Posted in Press Releases on August 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), the Ranking Member on the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement today in response to President Trump’s speech on Afghanistan: “President Trump has a responsibility to the American people to explain his strategy to end our nation’s longest war. Instead, last night he pledged a longer and larger commitment in Afghanistan without providing even the most basic details, includi... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Applauds UF for Prioritizing Student Safety
    Posted in Press Releases on August 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement today in response to the University of Florida’s decision to deny a request from a white supremacist organization to hold an event on campus: “Today I am especially proud to be a Florida Gator. In the shadow of Charlottesville, we stand at a crucial moment when our leaders and institutions must confront hate and violence without ambiguity. As a University of Florida alumnae and now a Gator parent, I applaud UF President W. Ke... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Urges Special Session to Replace Confederate Statue
    Posted in Press Releases on August 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement today calling upon elected officials in Florida to enter a special legislative session to replace a Confederate statue in the U.S. Capitol: "While the events in Charlottesville represent our nation’s original sin, we know these hateful acts do not define who we are as a country. We must denounce white supremacy and domestic terrorism and stand up for love and compassion – not just with our words, but with our deeds. Shamefull... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Charlottesville White Nationalist Rally
    Posted in Press Releases on August 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement in response to the violent and racially intimidating white nationalist protests in Charlottesville this weekend over the removal of Confederate monuments: "The racially terrorizing violence playing out in Charlottesville must be clearly and forcefully denounced. This horrific display of hatred and white supremacy has no place in our society. Our nation stands for diversity, inclusion and unity, not bigotry, anti-Semitism o... Read more