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  • Wasserman Schultz on Venezuelan TPS, Sanctions
    Posted in Press Releases on August 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement regarding the current situation in Venezuela and the latest sanctions announcement from the Trump Administration: “Venezuela is clearly governed by a brutal dictator who has plunged that nation into political and economic chaos that has resulted in legitimate fear for the safety of Venezuelans who have fled their native country. Therefore, I strongly support granting Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to all eligible Venezue... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Hurricane Andrew 25th Anniversary
    Posted in Press Releases on August 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement to mark the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew making landfall in South Florida: "As we remember the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew devastating South Florida, we recall the destruction and damage the storm left in its path. The storm upended the lives of tens of thousands of South Floridians and changed our lives forever. The anniversary should serve as a reminder that this hurricane season, like every year, Sout... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Trump's Afghanistan Speech
    Posted in Press Releases on August 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), the Ranking Member on the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement today in response to President Trump’s speech on Afghanistan: “President Trump has a responsibility to the American people to explain his strategy to end our nation’s longest war. Instead, last night he pledged a longer and larger commitment in Afghanistan without providing even the most basic details, includi... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Applauds UF for Prioritizing Student Safety
    Posted in Press Releases on August 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement today in response to the University of Florida’s decision to deny a request from a white supremacist organization to hold an event on campus: “Today I am especially proud to be a Florida Gator. In the shadow of Charlottesville, we stand at a crucial moment when our leaders and institutions must confront hate and violence without ambiguity. As a University of Florida alumnae and now a Gator parent, I applaud UF President W. Ke... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Urges Special Session to Replace Confederate Statue
    Posted in Press Releases on August 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement today calling upon elected officials in Florida to enter a special legislative session to replace a Confederate statue in the U.S. Capitol: "While the events in Charlottesville represent our nation’s original sin, we know these hateful acts do not define who we are as a country. We must denounce white supremacy and domestic terrorism and stand up for love and compassion – not just with our words, but with our deeds. Shamefull... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Charlottesville White Nationalist Rally
    Posted in Press Releases on August 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement in response to the violent and racially intimidating white nationalist protests in Charlottesville this weekend over the removal of Confederate monuments: "The racially terrorizing violence playing out in Charlottesville must be clearly and forcefully denounced. This horrific display of hatred and white supremacy has no place in our society. Our nation stands for diversity, inclusion and unity, not bigotry, anti-Semitism o... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Trump's Reckless North Korea Rhetoric
    Posted in Press Releases on August 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement after President Trump threatened North Korea's ruling regime with 'fire and fury like the world has never seen' over concerns about its accelerated nuclear program and recent statements: "President Donald Trump's matching rhetoric with an erratic, unstable dictator like North Korea's Kim Jong Un is extremely dangerous and recklessly escalates this grave situation. Instead, the United States must face down this threat by ... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Failure of Republican 'Skinny Repeal'
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Americans have resoundingly rejected the heartless Republican attempts to take away health care coverage and raise costs on millions of seniors and hard-working families. Now that this cruel effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed in the Senate last night, it's time to work across the aisle to strengthen it. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on TrumpCare Bill Failure on Senate Floor
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    The vote was a craven political ploy that will stress markets and kitchen tables around the country. It puts Republicans one step closer to taking health insurance away from millions, stripping basic protections away from millions more, and raising costs for hardworking Americans. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Russian Sanctions Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    Russian interference in our elections and Iran's continued violations of UN Security Council Resolution 2231 warrant tough sanctions, and it is Congress' job to make sure those sanctions are implemented. I am pleased that House and Senate negotiators have finally reached an agreement that will allow us to pass this critical legislation and move forward with strong sanctions immediately, because time is of the essence. Read more