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  • Wasserman Schultz on Latest Senate Trumpcare Failure
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    The resistance and compassion won out. It is now more clear than ever that the American people do not want less health care coverage at a higher cost, all so millionaires and billionaires can get huge tax breaks. President Trump now says he will ïallow Obamacare to fail', rather than work with Democrats to update and improve it. I will continue to stand with the millions of caring, conscientious and responsible Americans who bravely banded together to beat back this political savagery. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Reports of Leopoldo Lopez Release
    Posted in Press Releases on July 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    I am extremely heartened by news that the courageous Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has been released. I know his return home will bring much comfort and relief to his children and wife, Lilian Tintori. However, at a minimum, this must serve as a first step toward a series of essential political reforms that must be made by the Maduro regime Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on City of Hollywood's Street Sign Changes
    Posted in Press Releases on July 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    I stand in solidarity with community and elected leaders in the City of Hollywood who are making clear that our community should not glorify historic figures who embody our nation's painful past. For too long, these street signs have honored individuals who fall far short of embodying the type of American values that make our community and this country such a great place to live – an abiding pursuit of equality, justice and freedom. Fortunately, it is never too late to do the right thing. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Senate Trumpcare CBO Score
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    Now we know just how mean this ïmean' Senate tax cut bill masquerading as health care legislation truly is. According to the Congressional Budget Office analysis, the Senate bill will leave 22 million more people without coverage, raise costs and steal key coverage protections from tens of millions more Americans. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Supreme Court Review of Trump Muslim Ban
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    The Supreme Court's decision to allow portions of President Trump's Muslim and refugee ban to take effect sends a terrible message to the world, does nothing to make America safer, and disregards our national values. This rash, discriminatory policy ultimately undermines our ability to fight terrorism, as it will certainly serve as a recruiting tool for those who would do us harm. It is my hope that the Supreme Court will conclude that this clear religious ban is discriminatory and inconsistent with our Constitution. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on FY 2018 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Legislation Advancement
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    The $88.8 billion Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, which passed out of Full Committee today, funds crucial programs to ensure our veterans receive the care they deserve and need, and helps make certain that many of our military's infrastructure needs are addressed including the NATO Security Investment Program. This bill funds services vital to combat veterans' homelessness and suicide and provides our veterans with high quality and timely health care. It also improves the veterans' benefits claims process, and supports research on the most effective treatments for our veterans as they return home after serving our nation valiantly. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Congressional Baseball Practice Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    This a painful and difficult day for our Capitol Hill family. My thoughts and prayers are with Congressman Steve Scalise, the staff, Capitol Police, and all those who were injured and traumatized by this deplorable, cowardly shooting. I am also extremely grateful for the heroic actions of the Capitol Police and all the other first responders who undoubtedly prevented far worse injuries and saved lives in this tragedy. As a co-captain and founder of the Congressional Women's Softball Game I know I join my bipartisan teammates, staff and volunteers in sending our love, best wishes for a quick recovery and support for our colleagues who were injured, as well as our thanks to the Capitol Police and law enforcement for their expert response. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Commemorates Tragic Pulse Shooting on One-Year Anniversary
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    On this solemn anniversary of the mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub, my heart is with the victims, their loved ones, the survivors, and the entire Orlando community. We stand with all our LGBTQ brothers and sisters as we still grieve over this unspeakable tragedy that took 49 wonderful souls from us. Yet out of this act of evil, whether it was those who stood lines for blood banks or massive crowds at candlelight vigils, we saw how love will always conquer hate Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Republican Passage of Dodd-Frank Rollbacks
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congress has a principal duty to protect consumers and investors, and guard against another financial collapse. The misleadingly-named Financial Choice Act that Republicans passed today flagrantly abandons those basic responsibilities. It guts the Dodd-Frank safeguards that Democrats passed in response to the worst economic meltdown since the Great Depression, financial protections which we know have worked for nearly a decade. Tellingly, America has not faced a similar economic crisis since, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that was created as a result, has returned billions of dollars to tens of millions of Americans. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz and Lowey Joint Statement on VA Electronic Health Records Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    We are truly encouraged by Secretary Shulkin's decision to move forward with a system that allows patient health data to reside in a single system, and brings our service members and veterans closer to uninterrupted care between the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. In fact, this decision to adopt DoD's records system is long overdue.The federal government has expended valuable time and resources to ensure full interoperability and greater coordination between the VA and DoD, and we are pleased there is finally a path forward. Read more