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  • 70th Anniversary of Israeli Independence Statement
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    “In 70 years of independence, the State of Israel has overcome perennial existential threats to grow, prosper, and thrive. In a region full of turmoil, Israel has been a model of democracy and development, to the benefit of all its citizens and the world. A vital ingredient to these 70 years of success has been a strong U.S.-Israel relationship, a relationship that will be just as vital for the next 70 years and beyond. As Israel's second 70 years begin with the momentous relocation of the Ameri... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Trump Decision To Withdraw from JCPOA
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    “President Trump’s misguided decision to violate the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action will make it considerably more difficult to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, which would present an unacceptable threat to our national security and the security of the State of Israel. While the deal isn’t perfect, it has placed verifiable limits on Iran’s nuclear program, and top Trump Administration officials have acknowledged that Iran is compliant with its obligations under the agreement. T... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Jewish American Heritage Month
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    "This May, I am delighted to join my fellow Americans in celebrating the 13th annual Jewish American Heritage Month as we honor the significant impact the Jewish community has made on our nation. Throughout our long and celebrated history in the United States, Jewish leaders have spoken out for worker's rights and women's equality – and called on those in positions of power to welcome the immigrant and defend justice for all. This year, Jewish American Heritage Month specifically recognizes Jewi... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Earth Day Statement
    Posted in Press Releases on April 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    “We must treat this Earth Day as a call to action to save our planet for future generations. There are small steps we can take as individuals, like planting a tree, curbing plastic use, or re-committing our home and workplace to recycling. But given the ecological threats we face, individual steps are no longer enough. Seriously combating climate change means banding together to move toward a world powered by clean, renewable sources of energy, beginning here at home in America. Distressingly, P... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Trump's Syrian Airstrikes
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement after President Trump launched airstrikes against the Syrian regime, following the deadly chemical weapons attack on civilians in Douma: "The use of chemical weapons is a violation of international law to which a response is wholly justified. Bashar Al-Assad's atrocities against the Syrian people demand a firm and comprehensive strategy. However, that will require more careful deliberation and less belli... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    "On Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, we honor the memory of the six million Jews and millions of other social and ethnic minorities who were systematically murdered by the Nazi regime in the worst genocide in human history. We also honor the living victims of this unspeakable mass crime and are mindful that as the last generation of Holocaust survivors pass from this world, our moral responsibility to keep their memories alive becomes even more sacred and vital. Every citizen of this nati... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Passover
    Posted in Press Releases on March 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    “Sundown marks the beginning of Passover, a holiday of reflection, storytelling, and a recommitment to the values of freedom and justice. As my family, friends, and I sit down for the traditional Seder, we remind ourselves that many in our own community and country still yearn for equality. We must be mindful that, throughout the world, people of every faith and background are traveling great lengths and taking great risks in their quest for freedom. I hope my colleagues in Congress will take th... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz, Blumenthal Introduce Ammunition Background Check Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    Wasserman Schultz, Blumenthal Introduce Ammunition Background Check Act (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) announced today that they have introduced the Ammunition Background Check Act of 2018, a bicameral piece of legislation that would enforce current federal law by requiring instant background checks for the sale of gun ammunition to prevent criminals from illegally purchasing ammunition. Under current law, just as crimina... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2018
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women, Environment, Breast Cancer Research, Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Veterans, Military & Defense

    Wasserman Schultz Lauds Critical Omnibus Act Funding and Rejection of Trump Budget (Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Rep. Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) was pleased that critical national and South Florida investments are contained in the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2018, and in voting for it, she applauded the Democratss’ effort to defeat of numerous attacks on environmental, worker and women’s health rights that Republicans sought to include in the $1.3 trillion spending plan. “This Omnibus is far from p... Read more

  • 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