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  • Rep. Wasserman Schultz Statement on Palestinian ICC Action
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2015 | Preview rr

    I am deeply disappointed and troubled by the Palestinian Authority's decision to bring charges against Israel at the International Criminal Court today. This kind of unilateral action further undermines efforts to reignite direct negotiations between the two parties and find a lasting and peaceful solution. Read more

  • Rep. Wasserman Schultz Praises 'Monumental' Court Ruling on Marriage Equality
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2015 | Preview rr

    Moving forward, married Americans will be treated equally no matter where in our nation they travel, by every level of their government. Read more

  • Rep. Wasserman Schultz Hails Supreme Court Obamacare Ruling as ïVictory for Millions of Americans'
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today's Supreme Court ruling is a victory for millions of Americans, including 72,000 people in my congressional district, who will keep access to their quality, affordable health care coverage. Read more

  • Rep. Wasserman Schultz Statement on Trade Votes
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2015 | Preview rr

    I have spoken with President Obama and his team several times these past few months, as well as held meetings and phone calls with numerous national and local labor leaders, and after weighing all sides carefully, I voted to grant the President the "fast track" authority he needs to complete negotiations on free trade agreements between the United States and other nations. Read more

  • Rep. Wasserman Schultz Statement on the Retirement of Dr. James H. Billington, 13th Librarian of Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on June 11, 2015 | Preview rr

    I believe Dr. Billington has been as critical to the success and progress of the Library of Congress as its founder, Thomas Jefferson, and I was proud to express that to him personally. Congratulations to Dr. Billington, his wife Marjorie, their four children, and grandchildren on his well-deserved retirement from service to our nation. Read more

  • After #2 National Ranking, Rep. Wasserman Schultz Praises Thriving South Florida Business Community
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2015 | Preview rr

    South Florida's small businesses and startups have a lot to be proud of with their #2 national ranking for startup activity from the Kauffman Foundation. The energy and progress of our small businesses have inspired communities all across our state. South Florida's outstanding businesswomen have been crucial to this success, creating thriving initiatives and serving as mentors to tomorrow's female leaders. As one of the winners of the South Florida Business Journal's "Influential Business Woman" award, I know how vital each and every one of us is to moving our South Florida economy forward to create an economy that works for the middle class and working families. Read more

  • Rep. Wasserman Schultz Statement on the Fifth Circuit's Decision
    Posted in Press Releases on May 27, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today's Fifth Circuit decision to maintain an injunction on the President's executive immigration actions aimed at keeping families together, is a step backwards that will continue to hurt families all across the nation and Florida. The President's actions fall well within previous executive actions on immigration by presidents of both parties. President Obama's actions would provide compassion and much-needed clarity to millions of our neighbors, family and friends. Instead, the decision of two judges in one circuit continues to pull families apart and allow a broken system to remain that way. I will continue to fight for common sense immigration reforms that keep families together and make us safer as a nation. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on CMS Letter to Governor Scott
    Posted in Press Releases on May 21, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, CMS wrote a letter confirming what many of us have been saying for more than a year: Florida needs a long-term approach that ensures our citizens have affordable and accessible health coverage, instead of stopgap, patchwork measures. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Passes Two Amendments, Which Secure Funding for both Rape Survivor Act and HERO Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 20, 2015 | Preview rr

    As an appropriator, I am deeply committed to funding programs that will improve the lives of my constituents and this nation's citizens. Today I am proud to announce that both of my amendments passed the House Appropriations Committee. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Praises House Passage of Human Trafficking Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today marks a monumental step forward for human trafficking and sexual assault survivors all across the United States. This bipartisan legislation sends the message that we are wholeheartedly dedicated to eradicating these evil crimes by punishing those who commit or facilitate them and, most importantly, caring for survivors. Survivors of trafficking, child exploitation, and rape deserve the legal protection and resources necessary to rebuild their lives, and this Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act goes a long way in providing that. Today we help survivors take a step forward into the light and out of the darkness of human trafficking and sexual assault. Read more