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  • 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

  • Statement on Republican-Controlled Government Shutdown and Funding Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    (Washington D.C.) – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement in response to the funding bill and Republican-controlled government shutdown: “Because Democrats stood united in support of vital investments in our people, this bill is a step in the right direction toward providing adequate resources for our nation’s vast domestic and defense needs. Because the Florida delegation stood united in support of essential disaster recovery funding for our constituents, t... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Polish President Duda's Intent to Sign Holocaust Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    (Washington, D.C) – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement on Polish President Andrzej Duda’s stated intent to sign a bill that would make it illegal to accuse his nation of complicity in crimes committed by Nazi Germany, including the Holocaust: “I am deeply disappointed and dismayed by Polish President Duda’s announcement that he will sign a bill that seeks to bury the truth about the horrors of the Holocaust in Poland. When we say “Never Again,” we must kn... Read more

  • House Passes Wasserman Schultz Ethics Accountability Measure in Sexual Harassment Reform Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    (WASHINGTON, DC) — House lawmakers passed sexual harassment reform legislation today that includes a Congressional accountability measure based on a bill filed by U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) which requires sexual harassment cases to be automatically referred to the Ethics Committee, helping lift the shroud of secrecy cloaking settlements. U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21), Chair of the Democratic Women’s Working Group, was an original co-sponsor of that bill, which will ensure a more... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Black History Month
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    “Each February we honor the remarkable, but too-often unacknowledged achievements and contributions and the painful sacrifices that African-Americans have made to our nation's political, economic, social and cultural fabric. It was fifty years ago today, for instance, that a pair of Memphis sanitation workers, seeking shelter from the rain in the back of a city garbage truck, perished when poorly-maintained equipment killed them. The deaths of Robert Walker and Echol Cole sparked a strike over u... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Trump's State of the Union Speech
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2018 | Preview rr

    (Washington, D.C.) — Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement on President Trump’s State of the Union Address: “Last night President Trump missed an opportunity to unite America. He bragged about crippling our health care coverage gains, demonized immigrants and celebrated tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations. Where he spoke promisingly — on lowering prescription costs, tackling opioid abuse or providing paid family leave — he’s done little but talk. Where hone... Read more