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  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Fifth Anniversary of Tucson Shooting Rampage
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    Five years ago today, a deranged gunman murdered six innocent people and injured more than a dozen more, including one of my closest friends and my former colleague Gabrielle Giffords, at a supermarket in Tucson, Arizona. Since that horrifying day, America has grappled with too many mass shootings to enumerate here: Charleston. San Bernardino. Newtown. Chattanooga. Roseburg. Tens of thousands of our family, friends and neighbors have lost their lives because guns fell into the wrong hands. Even more, like Gabby, have had their lives immeasurably altered by gun violence injuries. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Floor Statement on President Obama's Executive Actions
    Posted in Press Releases on January 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    President Obama's executive actions are a critical step to reducing this national epidemic. They are well within his legal authority and will help keep guns out of dangerous hands. They are so critical because of Republican in-action on closing loopholes and their failure to rise above the NRA's fearmongering. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Floor Statement on President Obama's Executive Actions
    Posted in Press Releases on January 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    President Obama's executive actions are a critical step to reducing this national epidemic. They are well within his legal authority and will help keep guns out of dangerous hands. They are so critical because of Republican in-action on closing loopholes and their failure to rise above the NRA's fearmongering. Read more

  • Reps. Lowey, Wasserman Schultz, Engel, Sires, Connolly, Davis, and Nadler Urge Administration to SanctionIran for Missile Testing
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    We condemn Iran's blatant violation of international law, and urge the Administration to act immediately with punitive measures. Iran's destabilizing behavior in the region and continued support for terrorism represent an unacceptable threat to our closest allies as well as our own national security. As the international community prepares for implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran must understand that violating international laws, treaties, and agreements will have serious consequences. We call on the Administration to immediately announce new, U.S. sanctions against individuals and entities involved in Iran's ballistic missile program to ensure Iran is held accountable for its actions Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Passing of Former Rep. Mike Oxley
    Posted in Press Releases on January 2, 2016 | Preview rr

    I was saddened to learn of the passing of Chairman Mike Oxley, who I had the honor and privilege of working with when he served as Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. Read more

  • Congresswomen Wasserman Schultz, Dingell Wager Hometown Foods on UF-Michigan Bowl Game
    Posted in Press Releases on December 22, 2015 | Preview rr

    The Florida Gators and coach Jim McElwain gave Gator Nation a lot to be proud of this season, including an SEC East title, 10 regular season wins and an appearance in the SEC Championship Game! I'm confident the Gators will send the Wolverines home from Florida with their tails between their legs and I look forward to enjoying some delicious, if not necessarily clean cooked, Zingerman's Deli food, courtesy of Congresswoman Dingel. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Omnibus Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr

    In 23 years as a legislator I've never seen a perfect bill, but progress sometimes requires compromise. In an era of divided government, we cannot let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Despite deep reservations about certain provisions of the Omnibus bill, I ultimately voted to support it because of funding for key Democratic priorities such as permanent health care treatment for 9/11 first responders and survivors and clean energy investments, while preserving the Affordable Care Act and maintaining support for Planned Parenthood. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 17, 2015 | Preview rr

    Yesterday, I joined my Democratic and Republican colleagues in overwhelmingly supporting a bill that will further curtail financing channels for the terrorist organization Hezbollah. These murderous actors are responsible for killing Americans, our allies and innocent civilians. They continue to play a destabilizing role throughout the region, including ongoing rocket attacks against our most important ally in the region, Israel. As we well know, Hezbollah's main backers are the leaders of Iran, one of the worst state sponsors of terror in the world. We must continue to actively combat Iranian-backed terrorism, and I was proud to vote for this bill. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Passing of Retired Justice Leander J. Shaw Jr.
    Posted in Press Releases on December 15, 2015 | Preview rr

    The arc of his life – from serving our nation in uniform, to taking the Florida Bar Exam in a then-segregated Miami hotel and eventually becoming Florida's first black Chief Justice – mirrored our nation's ongoing march for equality. He was also the chief author of a 1989 ruling that protected the privacy of minors when seeking an abortion. Justice Shaw was a pioneer in every sense of the word, and it is fitting he will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery with so many of our nation's heroes. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Venezuelan Election
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2015 | Preview rr

    Going forward, both the opposition parties and the Maduro government must work together to fully implement the rule of law, enforce democratic principles and respect democratic institutions. A strong first step would be releasing political prisoners including Leopoldo Lopez and Daniel Ceballos. All Venezuelans deserve to live in a free and just society. Read more