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  • Wasserman Schultz on Trump's Syrian Airstrikes
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement after President Trump launched airstrikes against the Syrian regime, following the deadly chemical weapons attack on civilians in Douma: "The use of chemical weapons is a violation of international law to which a response is wholly justified. Bashar Al-Assad's atrocities against the Syrian people demand a firm and comprehensive strategy. However, that will require more careful deliberation and less belli... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    "On Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, we honor the memory of the six million Jews and millions of other social and ethnic minorities who were systematically murdered by the Nazi regime in the worst genocide in human history. We also honor the living victims of this unspeakable mass crime and are mindful that as the last generation of Holocaust survivors pass from this world, our moral responsibility to keep their memories alive becomes even more sacred and vital. Every citizen of this nati... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Passover
    Posted in Press Releases on March 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    “Sundown marks the beginning of Passover, a holiday of reflection, storytelling, and a recommitment to the values of freedom and justice. As my family, friends, and I sit down for the traditional Seder, we remind ourselves that many in our own community and country still yearn for equality. We must be mindful that, throughout the world, people of every faith and background are traveling great lengths and taking great risks in their quest for freedom. I hope my colleagues in Congress will take th... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz, Blumenthal Introduce Ammunition Background Check Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    Wasserman Schultz, Blumenthal Introduce Ammunition Background Check Act (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) announced today that they have introduced the Ammunition Background Check Act of 2018, a bicameral piece of legislation that would enforce current federal law by requiring instant background checks for the sale of gun ammunition to prevent criminals from illegally purchasing ammunition. Under current law, just as crimina... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2018
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women, Environment, Breast Cancer Research, Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Veterans, Military & Defense

    Wasserman Schultz Lauds Critical Omnibus Act Funding and Rejection of Trump Budget (Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Rep. Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) was pleased that critical national and South Florida investments are contained in the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2018, and in voting for it, she applauded the Democratss’ effort to defeat of numerous attacks on environmental, worker and women’s health rights that Republicans sought to include in the $1.3 trillion spending plan. “This Omnibus is far from p... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on FIU-Sweetwater Tragedy
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    (Sunrise) - U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement regarding the collapse of the pedestrian bridge that was under construction to connect the Sweetwater community with Florida International University’s campus: “My heart goes out to the victims, their families and the entire Panther community in the wake of this tragedy at Florida International University. I share my deepest thanks to the first responders and medical teams who rushed to the scene, and those sti... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Women's History Month
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    (Sunrise, Fla.) - U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement in honor of Women's History Month: “When it comes to ending violence and discrimination in all its forms, millions of brave women are leading today’s fight. Whether it’s outing workplace discrimination, preserving health care access or ending gun violence, these heroines of persistence are in the vanguard for justice. And the shoulders they stand on are very broad. Each March, we honor the brave sisters a... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Russian Indictments
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    (Sunrise, Fla.) - U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement after Special Counsel Mueller released new indictments today against 13 Russian nationals and a trio of entities for violating U.S. criminal laws and conspiring to interfere with U.S. elections: “These indictments today demonstrate more clearly than ever that Russia’s brazen and outrageous interference in our 2016 elections were far from a hoax and were an unprecedented attack on our democracy. The revela... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Broward County School Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement on the Broward County school shooting: “As a Broward County resident for nearly 30 years and an elected official for most of that time, my heart breaks for the victims, their families, friends, and loved ones. As a parent of a Broward County high school student, and as someone with friends whose children attend Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, it is gut wrenching that another senseless school shooting has occurred, ... Read more

  • Trump Budget Statement
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    (WASHINGTON D.C.) - U. S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement on President Trump's 2019 budget: “The Trump budget dumps the costs of his tax cuts for giant corporations squarely on the middle class and those still struggling to get there, while continuing to leave much of the tab for the next generation. This cruel proposal threatens the health care of seniors, children, people with disabilities, and low-income families. Millions of Americans would be stripped ... Read more