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  • Statement on VA Diagnostic Test Cancellations
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2018 | Preview rr

    Sunrise, Fla. – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement related to concerns about mass cancellations of diagnostic testing at VA hospitals, as recently reported by the USA Today. “I am deeply troubled by reports that mass cancellations of diagnostic radiology tests have been uncovered at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals now being audited by the VA Inspector General Office. It is unacceptable that veterans may have gone months or even a year before they... Read more

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month Statement
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    Sunrise, Fla. - U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement to commemorate the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month: "The start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a moment to remember the millions of families who have been impacted by this awful disease, and a time to remind friends and loved ones about the importance of early screening and self-exams. Last year my family and I celebrated 10 years of being breast cancer free. As a survivor, I consider it my res... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Arrests of Child Immigrant Sponsors
    Posted in Press Releases on September 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. - U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement in response to reports that the Trump Administration arrests undocumented immigrants who come forward to take in children held at immigration detention centers: “The Trump Administration's shameful use of an overwhelmed immigrant child welfare system as a tool for mass deportation is beyond heartless. While visiting a ‘tender age’ immigration facility this summer in South Florida, I specifically asked a... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz, Kaine Call on Trump Administration to Restore Vital Medical Resource
    Posted in Press Releases on August 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Breast Cancer Research, Health Care

    Today, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) sent a bicameral letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, signed by 52 of their House and Senate colleagues, questioning the Trump Administration’s decision to eliminate the National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) website, For the past 20 years, the NGC database has provided evidence-based best practices for treating common medical conditions to clinicians and patients at no cost.... Read more

  • Reps. Deutch, Wasserman Schultz, Schneider, and Maloney Introduce Bill to Block 3D-Printed Gun Blueprints
    Posted in Press Releases on August 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Violence Prevention

    Today, U.S. Representatives Ted Deutch (FL-22), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), Brad Schneider (IL-10), and Carolyn Maloney (NY-12) introduced legislation to block the online publication of files that include automatic instructions used to make fully functional firearms using 3-D printers. 3D-printed guns are fully-functioning firearms that can be made of metal or plastic using a 3D printer. Guns printed using plastic can be virtually undetectable when carried through a metal detector or past ... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Trump's Nomination of Kavanaugh to Supreme Court
    Posted in Press Releases on July 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. -- U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement on President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court: "Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick is a brazen attack on a woman’s right to control her own body and every American’s right to health care, as Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s record suggests an eagerness to erode or overturn Roe v. Wade, and an open hostility to the Affordable Care Act. This pick not only endangers women and mo... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Open Child Immigration Detention Facilities to Swift Inspection by Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2018 | Preview rr

    (Washington, D.C.) – The Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy resulted in hundreds of immigrant children being forcibly separated from their parents and detained in facilities that Members of Congress and the press were initially blocked from inspecting. Amid troubling allegations that some detained children are suffering abuse, denying swift access to inspect these facilities is unacceptable. To ensure that oversight access is not limited, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) has joi... Read more

  • Statement on Supreme Court Janus v. AFSCME Ruling
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    "After stealing a seat on the Supreme Court when they refused to hold a hearing or a vote on President Obama’s nominee, the Court’s Janus v. AFSCME ruling shows how far Republicans and their wealthy financial backers are willing to go to tilt the economy against working people. This decision is yet another Republican assault on America’s middle class, and one that will energize Democrats to stand even stronger with our sisters and brothers in the historic Labor battle for fair wages and better w... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Trump’s Muslim Ban
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    “Today a Republican Supreme Court majority made its ignoble contribution to the shameful body of high court rulings legitimizing discrimination. The Hawaii v. Trump decision erodes religious liberties, endorses President Trump’s vilification of refugees, and validates his larger campaign of bigotry. I will continue to fight Trump’s dangerous, cruel and immoral Muslim ban, and champion the values of freedom and opportunity for all that this nation strives to embody.” Read more

  • Hastings, Wasserman Schultz Applaud $29M Increase in Everglades Restoration
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    (Washington D.C.) – The. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will boost funding for Florida Everglades’ restoration efforts this fiscal year by an extra $29 million, a funding commitment that was sought by Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) and Alcee L. Hastings (FL-20). The Army Corps’ funding increase was included in its recently-released 2018 fiscal year Work Plan. The added backing amounts to a 38 percent increase over the initial $76.5 million funding amount sought in the President’s fiscal ye... Read more