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  • 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

  • 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