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  • 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

  • FL-23 Women's History Month: Hannah Herbst
    Posted in Press Releases on March 4, 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. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Women's History Month
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2016 | Preview rr

    From the very beginning of our democracy, women have played an instrumental role in shaping every aspect of American life. This month, we honor and recognize our nation's women and all their contributions to improve the lives of every American. We honor the trailblazers who have broken barriers and gone on to become America's leading scientists, politicians, entrepreneurs, writers and artists. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on H. Res. 148 Calling on the Government of Iran to Fulfill its Commitments in the Case of Robert Levinson
    Posted in Press Releases on February 29, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, the House passed H.Res. 148, calling on the government of Iran to fulfill their previous promises of assistance in finding Robert Levinson, a South Florida native and the longest-held civilian American citizen. I was pleased to join my South Florida colleagues Ted Deutch, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart as an original cosponsor of this resolution; we must hold Iran's leaders accountable to every commitment they make, particularly when American lives are on the line. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Matthew Verderosa Being Named Chief of the U.S. Capitol Police
    Posted in Press Releases on February 24, 2016 | Preview rr

    I congratulate Matthew Verderosa on his appointment as our next Chief of the U.S. Capitol Police. He has served with the Capitol Police for more than 25 years and has an extensive background in leadership and command positions within the force. His work serving the entire Congressional community, from Members, to staff, to the general public, has come during some of the most significant periods of change in our system. I know those experiences will serve him well as the Capitol Police adapt to our community's security threats. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on President Obama's Nomination of Dr. Carla D. Hayden as the 14th Librarian of Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 24, 2016 | Preview rr

    President Obama's nomination of Dr. Carla D. Hayden as the next Librarian of Congress is an important step forward for one of our nation's most important national treasures. The Library of Congress is a world-renowned institution that helps Americans learn and understand our history – and it is fitting that Dr. Hayden is exceptionally qualified in helping Americans of all walks of life learn and understand their world, no matter where they live. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Senator Claire McCaskill's Breast Cancer Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on February 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today I am thinking of, and sending my love and strength to my friend and colleague, Senator Claire McCaskill and her family as she heads to St. Louis for her breast cancer treatment. Senator McCaskill is a consummate public servant and tenacious fighter who will battle her cancer with the spirit and determination that we have all come to admire and respect. Read more