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  • Wasserman Schultz Floor Statement on Violence in Israel
    Posted in Press Releases on October 22, 2015 | Preview rr

    Mr. Speaker, I rise today to express strong support for the people and nation of Israel and to wholly condemn the horrific acts of violence targeting innocent civilians. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz, Survivors and Advocates Highlight Confusion around Breast Cancer Guidelines
    Posted in Press Releases on October 22, 2015 | Preview rr

    With young women now facing three different recommendations from credible organizations on when they should begin annual mammography screening, there is understandable confusion about which set of guidelines to follow. While I'm not a scientist, I am a young breast cancer survivor, a mother and supporter of young women, and I encourage every young woman to be their own breast health advocate. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz, Ellmers Statement on American Cancer Society's New Breast Cancer Guidelines
    Posted in Press Releases on October 20, 2015 | Preview rr

    While I am pleased to see the American Cancer Society's recognition that women under age 50 can and do get breast cancer and that screening is warranted , these new guidelines should not discourage young women from taking control of their breast health and being their own advocates with their health care providers. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Praises Miami-Dade Public Schools For Offering Swim Lessons
    Posted in Press Releases on October 15, 2015 | Preview rr

    I commend the Miami-Dade Public Schools and Superintendent Alberto Carvalho on their innovative work to prevent childhood drownings. In Florida, pools are as common as palm trees, and drownings hold the unfortunate distinction as the leading cause of accidental deaths among young children ages one to four. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Recent Violence in Israel
    Posted in Press Releases on October 14, 2015 | Preview rr

    I am deeply disturbed and saddened by the recent horrific violence in Israel. I condemn in the strongest terms the actions directly targeting innocent civilians, including children. My heart goes out to the families of the victims. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Umpqua Community College Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2015 | Preview rr

    I ask my colleagues on the other side of the aisle to jettison the political talking points and to find the courage of their convictions to help prevent more Columbines, Virginia Techs, Charlestons, Tucsons, Sandy Hooks, and Roseburgs. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Marks National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today marks the beginning of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Like so many others who have been affected by this disease, this month holds a deep and personal significance for me and my family. Breast cancer affects women and men of all ages, races and ethnicities and their loved ones. Some women, including Ashkenazi Jews like myself and African Americans, are disproportionately impacted, but many are not aware of their risks. I was not even aware of my own risk. At 41 and just months after a clean mammogram, I heard those terrible words: you have breast cancer. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Resignation of House Speaker John Boehner
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2015 | Preview rr

    I thank Speaker John Boehner for his service to this nation, the House of Representatives, and the state of Ohio. Despite our disagreements, we found common ground on things both personal and legislative. I have long admired his willingness to display his courage of conviction and deeply-held beliefs in the glare of the public eye. It was clear that Pope Francis' visit yesterday visibly moved him, as it did many of our colleagues. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Pope Francis' Address to Joint Meeting of Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2015 | Preview rr

    I was deeply moved by the message delivered by Pope Francis this morning to a Joint Meeting of Congress. His words focused on dialogue and the moral imperatives of shrinking poverty, compassion, embrace of immigrants through recognition of our common history as descendants of immigrants and the urgency of taking care of our air, the environment and nature. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Pope Francis' Address to Joint Meeting of Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement after Pope Francis’ address to a Joint Meeting of Congress. Her special guest was former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords:“I was deeply moved by the message delivered by Pope Francis this morning to a Joint Meeting of Congress. His words focused on dialogue and the moral imperatives of shrinking poverty, compassion, embrace of immigrants through recognition of our common history as descendants of immigrants and the urgency of ta... Read more