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  • Wasserman Schultz Attends AIPAC Policy Conference
    Posted in Press Releases on March 25, 2016 | Preview rr

    It was so great catching up with so many constituents and friends who support a strong U.S.-Israel relationship at AIPAC Policy Conference this year. Read more

  • FL-23 Women's History Month: Rosalyn Frazier
    Posted in Press Releases on March 25, 2016 | Preview rr

    Rosalyn Frazier is the current CEO of Broward Community and Family Health Centers, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide quality and accessible health care services to the Broward County community. It was such a pleasure to see her recently in Washington, DC and to hear firsthand how she and so many people she works with are helping keep South Florida's working families healthy. I'm so appreciative of all the good she has done for our South Florida community. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on the Affordable Care Act and EARLY Act Anniversary
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    Even as this law has faced unprecedented obstructionism at both the federal and state level, I have worked to improve and expand it. Today also marks the anniversary of the EARLY Act, which created a breast cancer early awareness and education program for young women. I passed the EARLY Act to empower young women with the information and resources needed to understand their breast health and the risks they face due to their background. I had no idea that as an Ashkenazi Jew I am much more likely to carry the BRCA 2 gene, which elevated my risk of cancer. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Brussels Terrorist Attacks
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    My thoughts are with the people of Brussels and Belgium today. Hundreds of families have been devastated as people were simply going about their daily lives of commuting, working or heading out on a vacation. Brussels is a city filled with diplomats and military officials, families and working people – the heart and a reflection of a dynamic and interconnected Europe. Read more

  • FL-23 Women's History Month: Lainie Jones
    Posted in Press Releases on March 18, 2016 | Preview rr

    Lainie Jones is a five-time cancer survivor who has been fighting for her life since she was a baby. At just 18 months old, she was diagnosed with adrenal carcinoma in her left adrenal gland. She has been diagnosed melanoma, thyroid cancer, and at age 27 was diagnosed with Stage-2 breast cancer and Li-Frameni syndrome, a rare disorder that makes a person more susceptible to cancer. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on House Republicans' Anti-Immigration Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2016 | Preview rr

    House Republicans doubled down on their failed strategy of obstructing and opposing President Obama's every move – this time by formally opposing executive actions which would benefit millions of children, parents and families who have come to this nation and especially to Florida. President Obama's executive actions fall well within previous executive actions by presidents of both parties, and would help keep families together. Instead of standing with families, my Republican colleagues, many of whom tout their so-called "pro-family" credentials, chose bitter and divisive partisanship over commonsense reforms that would keep our nation safer and lift up millions of people. Read more

  • The Supreme Court and the Affordable Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2016 | Preview rr

    But in my opinion, the Senate Majority's unwillingness to give President Obama's nominee, Chief Judge Merrick Garland of the D.C. Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, a fair hearing and timely vote is endangering the Affordable Care Act. Just four years ago our nation celebrated the Court's ruling that the ACA was legal, and I am concerned that their unprecedented refusal to consider Chief Judge Merrick Garland's nomination could jeopardize the ACA. Their refusal to consider his nomination could also jeopardize critical decisions like Roe v. Wade, which ruled abortion is the law of the land, and Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized marriage equality. Read more

  • FL-23 Women's History Month: Kathy Fernandez Rundle
    Posted in Press Releases on March 11, 2016 | Preview rr

    Each March, we celebrate Women's History Month and honor and recognize our nation's women and all their contributions to improve the lives of every American. Each Friday this month, I'll be celebrating a woman in Florida's 23rd Congressional District who is active in public service. This week's honoree is Kathy Fernandez Rundle, State Attorney of Miami-Dade County. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Iran Test Firing Ballistic Missiles
    Posted in Press Releases on March 10, 2016 | Preview rr

    Yesterday, Iran test-fired ballistic missiles, allegedly with the phrase "Israel must be wiped out" inscribed on them. Coupled with other recent missile tests and ongoing support of terrorist actors, these actions clearly show that Iran continues to be a nefarious force in the region. In December, I urged the Administration to take concrete action and sanction those Iranian individuals and entities that continue to facilitate Iran's ballistic missile program, which they did. I now urge the United States to bring these most recent tests, which appear to be a direct violation of UN Security Council Resolution 2231, to the immediate attention of the Security Council. Read more

  • Rep. Wasserman Schultz Statement on Florida's Anti-Women's Health Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on March 4, 2016 | Preview rr

    This is truly a new low for Florida's Republican-led Legislature. I am appalled that in the year 2016, we are still fighting for young women in this nation and state to have quality, affordable health care, including unfettered access to comprehensive family planning services, and safe and legal abortion care. Thanks to Florida's Republicans, my daughters and millions of others across the Sunshine State will instead have their access to health care blocked. It's truly a sad day in Florida. But I am confident, like so many other intrusive, unconstitutional laws pushed by Republicans, this one will be turned back as well. Read more