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  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Governor Scott's Visit to Capitol Hill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 11, 2016 | Preview rr

    While I have serious disagreements with Governor Scott on health care policy, I am glad to see him taking the threat of the Zika virus seriously. During his visit, he should ask Congressional Republicans one question: why are they dragging their feet on President Obama's emergency supplemental request to combat the Zika virus? Read more

  • POST RELEASE: Wasserman Schultz, Women's Health Groups Stand Against Rick Scott's Extreme H.B. 1411
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2016 | Preview rr

    Rick Scott and Florida's Republicans should be ashamed of themselves for H.B. 1411, which violates federal Medicaid law. Governor Scott's Administration knew that signing H.B. 1411 would violate longstanding federal law protecting health care providers from these kinds of political games - and he signed it anyway. Regrettably, I don't expect this to be the last we'll hear about his Administration's extreme actions on women's health care, but you can be certain that I will continue fighting for Florida's women every step of the way and that we will hold Rick Scott accountable for violating federal law. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Mother's Day
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    On Mother's Day, we thank all the mothers who work every day and night to create better lives for their children and families. We thank them for the sacrifices they make, and for the countless hours they spend lifting up their families. As a society, we must be committed to empowering moms and creating opportunities for them to succeed. From helping close our nation's embarrassing gender wage gap, to providing pregnant mothers the resources they need to have healthy pregnancies and combat the Zika virus; to ensuring women and mothers of every age have access to comprehensive family planning services and economic opportunities at home and abroad; I will continue to spend every single day using my vote and my voice to make these priorities a reality. We need more working mothers and women in elected office around the nation to join me in transforming those bills into laws. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on the FDA's Rule on E-Cigarettes
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    As a mother and public health advocate, I applaud the FDA's new rules that bring e-cigarettes under federal regulatory oversight. It is critical we protect our children from unregulated nicotine products with commonsense guidelines like banning the sale of these products to people under 18, requiring photo identification for purchase, and requiring producers of these products to disclose ingredients and other critical manufacturing information. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Yom HaShoah
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    As the last of the generation who witnessed one of the darkest times in history lives out their days, we must hear their stories and heed the lessons of the past. Around the world, and even in my own Congressional district, we see anti-Semitism on the rise. As recently as this week, a local synagogue was targeted by an individual allegedly intending to cause mass casualties. As a nation, we must unite against fear-mongering and denigrating any group of people because of their faith or their background. We must pledge to stop bigotry and hatred from driving our actions and our words, and we must join to say never again. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Yom HaShoah
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    As the last of the generation who witnessed one of the darkest times in history lives out their days, we must hear their stories and heed the lessons of the past. Around the world, and even in my own Congressional district, we see anti-Semitism on the rise. As recently as this week, a local synagogue was targeted by an individual allegedly intending to cause mass casualties. As a nation, we must unite against fear-mongering and denigrating any group of people because of their faith or their background. We must pledge to stop bigotry and hatred from driving our actions and our words, and we must join to say never again. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Yom HaShoah
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    As the last of the generation who witnessed one of the darkest times in history lives out their days, we must hear their stories and heed the lessons of the past. Around the world, and even in my own Congressional district, we see anti-Semitism on the rise. As recently as this week, a local synagogue was targeted by an individual allegedly intending to cause mass casualties. As a nation, we must unite against fear-mongering and denigrating any group of people because of their faith or their background. We must pledge to stop bigotry and hatred from driving our actions and our words, and we must join to say never again. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on National Small Business Week
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2016 | Preview rr

    I'm proud to be a partner for South Florida's small businesses, their owners and employees in Congress. From my support of President Obama's economic agenda including tax credits to help small businesses hire new employees; calling on Congressional Republicans to pass comprehensive immigration reform which would greatly benefit both our nation's families and economy; to increasing small businesses' access to the resources they need; I have been a proud vote and voice for our small businesses. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Jewish American Heritage Month
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2016 | Preview rr

    This May, our nation marks the tenth anniversary of Jewish American Heritage Month. JAHM is an opportunity for all Americans to promote awareness of the contributions American Jews have made, and continue to make, to our nation. In 2005, I proudly cosponsored the original resolution, together with 250 cosponsors, that created JAHM, and I was even prouder when it passed both Houses of Congress. In 2006, President Bush signed the first presidential proclamation declaring the first annual Jewish American Heritage Month. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Thwarted Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center Attack
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2016 | Preview rr

    I am deeply grateful that the FBI arrested this individual before he was allegedly able to do harm to the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center and its congregants, so many of whom are my constituents, who were observing the end of Passover. I will be in contact with federal and local authorities immediately and working with them to ensure our community's places of worship – no matter what faith – are safe for all those who worship in them. As the month of May begins and we recognize Jewish American Heritage Month, this attempted attack is a harsh reminder that there are many in our community who are motivated by bigotry and violence. As a community and a nation we must work together to confront this kind of hatred. Read more