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  • 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

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Iran Nuclear Review Act of 2015
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2015 | Preview rr

    I am pleased to join my colleagues in voting for the Iran Nuclear Review Act of 2015. This bill, which President Obama has said he will sign, creates a sensible and carefully crafted strategy to ensure that Congress has time to review any final agreement on Iran's nuclear program. As a cosponsor and supporter of strong sanctions legislation that brought Iran to the negotiating table in the first place, I believe in Congress' oversight role in these negotiations. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz, McMorris Rodgers, DeLauro, Ellmers, Vitter, Heitkamp Urge HHS to Protect Access to Breast Cancer Screenings
    Posted in Press Releases on May 6, 2015 | Preview rr

    As a young survivor of breast cancer who was diagnosed at age 41, I am a living testament to the importance of breast cancer awareness in young women. It is imperative that no one limits the insurance coverage of preventative options for young women, especially if they have an elevated risk. Rep. Wasserman Schultz said. Read more

  • Rep. Wasserman Schultz Statement on Governor Scott's Meeting with HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell
    Posted in Press Releases on May 6, 2015 | Preview rr

    I strongly urge Governor Scott to show leadership once and for all and work with the state legislature to expand Medicaid. It is time for him to face the facts: Failure to expand Medicaid will be nothing less than catastrophic for the state of Florida. More than 800,000 Floridians need access to quality, affordable health care. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Jewish American Heritage Month
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2015 | Preview rr

    From the first battles for America's independence, to advocating for public policies that will ensure that everyone reaching our shores has the opportunity to lead a better life, American Jews have and will continue to be an integral part of our nation's history. American Jews have been on the front lines in the fight for civil rights, justice, and equality. We have been responsible for significant medical and scientific advancements, and in all facets of American life, we have enriched the proud culture of the American experience. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Remarks on Livable Wage Amendment
    Posted in Press Releases on April 30, 2015 | Preview rr

    There was a story last week highlighting the plight of a Senate cafeteria worker, Charles Gladden, who is homeless. This amendment will help the cafeteria workers we love interacting with every day, so they can avoid the difficult burden Mr. Gladden carries. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Release on Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on April 29, 2015 | Preview rr

    As Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month comes to a close, today U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO), Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI), and Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) proudly introduced the Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights Resolution. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Yom Ha'atzmaut
    Posted in Press Releases on April 23, 2015 | Preview rr

    I wish the State of Israel a sincere mazel tov on her 67th anniversary. The United States and Israel have shared a special bond since before Israel's independence. Our shared histories of fighting for independence based on democratic values are just part of what makes this relationship strong and unshakable. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on JVTA Senate Passage
    Posted in Press Releases on April 23, 2015 | Preview rr

    Throughout my career I've sought to be an advocate in government for the most vulnerable, and this bill includes a comprehensive package of items to both support survivors of human trafficking and victims of other horrific crimes while also punishing traffickers and buyers with jail time. Only comprehensive solutions, which include increased prevention efforts, will be effective in combatting the pernicious crimes of human trafficking and sexual violence. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on USPSTF Draft Recommendations on Breast Cancer Screening
    Posted in Press Releases on April 21, 2015 | Preview rr

    Yesterday, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released draft recommendations for public comment that throw into doubt whether insurance companies must cover routine mammograms for women between the ages of 40 and 50. This is a dangerous step in the wrong direction. Read more