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  • Veterans Day Statement
    Posted in Press Releases on November 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    It is every Americans’ patriotic duty to ensure that these veterans can access the benefits and services they so rightly deserve, including comprehensive health services, employment and educational opportunities. This care must also include support for their families, for they too have sacrificed much for all of us. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas
    Posted in Press Releases on November 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    (Sunrise, Fla.) – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement after the news of a mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas: "My heart aches for the families of those impacted in Texas. In a place of worship, prayer, and healing, Americans should not have to fear for their lives. We experience deadly mass shootings disturbingly, more and more often in this country. Yet, there still has been no action to make sure people who shouldn't have guns can't g... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Celebrates PROTECT Act Reauthorization
    Posted in Press Releases on November 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    The bipartisan PROTECT Our Children Act of 2017 was signed into law late Thursday and reauthorizes for another five years the National Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Data System, a national network of 61 coordinated task forces that combat child exploitation across the country. This law is a primary law enforcement tool used to keep online predators away from children. The legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives by Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) and Lamar Smit... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on the Passing of Sgt. Johnson
    Posted in Press Releases on October 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Military & Defense

    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), the Ranking Member on the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement honoring Sgt. Johnson on the day of his wake: “Sgt. La David Terrence Johnson, a son of South Florida, served our country with great honor and pride. He will be remembered as a mentor and a role model who believed deeply in the promise of America and left us far too soon. My thoughts are with his widow Myeshia... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Trump’s Iran Deal Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Israel, Military & Defense

    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to decertify the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran: “Negotiating and signing on to the Iran deal was a difficult decision, but staying in it is not. President Trump’s indefensible and reckless mission to undermine this multilateral agreement harms U.S. national security and puts our allies, including Israel, at risk. Throughout this process, President Trump has disreg... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women, Health Care

    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement to mark October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: "As we mark the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we take time to celebrate and remember the millions of individuals and families who have been impacted by this terrible disease. My family and I are now nearly a decade removed from the day my doctor gave me news I never expected to hear. As a breast cancer survivor, I consider it my responsibility to share my... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Las Vegas Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schulz (FL-23) released the following statement on the shooting in Las Vegas: “While we mourn for the victims, families, survivors and first responders who went through this horrific tragedy in Las Vegas, we cannot stop the conversation there. There was an airport mass shooting in my community in January, and Orlando’s Pulse tragedy is a fresh, painful memory. Now we have a new 'worst-ever gun-shooting' tragedy before us. Congress must send more than thoughts and praye... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz: Congress Must Reauthorize CHIP
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement on the need for Congress to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which provides funding for uninsured children: “Health care for hundreds of thousands of children in Florida is in jeopardy because Republicans refuse to hold a vote on the CHIP program before it expires Saturday. This may force some states into enrollment freezes or other budget stresses. Experts also predict that the recent hurricanes... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Latest Trumpcare Bill Withdrawal
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement regarding Republican Leader Mitch McConnell’s decision to not hold a vote on the Graham-Cassidy version of Trumpcare: “Courageous Americans called, spoke out and protested the Republicans’ latest appalling attempt to destroy our health care system, and together we beat it back – once again. Even though we have won this critical victory, we can’t stop now. We must keep the pressure on Leader McConnell, Speaker Ryan and th... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Rosh Hashanah
    Posted in Press Releases on September 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement today in observance of Rosh Hashanah: “As the sun sets and Rosh Hashanah begins, so does our time of reflection and renewal. Tonight my family and I will join Jews from all over the world to celebrate the Jewish New Year and recommit ourselves to making the world we live in a sweeter one. “Every year, the High Holy Days provide us with a precious opportunity to contemplate on the past year and consider ways to improve upon... Read more