Browse Documents
by Date or Issue:
  • 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

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on National Cancer Survivors Day
    Posted in Press Releases on June 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    As a breast cancer survivor, this is a day that every year has come to fill me with hope and renews my determination to help others who face the same uphill fight that I did. National Cancer Survivors Day is a reminder that the inspiration, love, concern and support that I was so fortunate to receive, must be shared with all the other lives that have been touched by cancer Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on President Trump's Decision to Pull out of the Paris Climate Accord
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    President Trump's reckless withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord banishes America to the political and scientific fringes of the international community, and relinquishes any leadership role that the United States could play in tackling what is arguably the most pressing global crisis of our time. It's a craven and calamitous retreat on so many fronts. Trump's decision ignores the consensus opinion of the scientific community that humans are contributing to climate change, and it disregards the vast majority of Americans who recognize global warming as a real threat that must be addressed now. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on LGBT Pride Month
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    Each June, we celebrate Pride Month by honoring the LGBT community, evaluating the distance we must still travel in establishing equality for all, and recommitting ourselves to protecting and promoting the rights of LGBT Americans. We do so in commemoration of the Stonewall Riots, which serve as a powerful reminder that the fight for full LGBT equality has come a long way, but is far from over. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement in Observance of Memorial Day
    Posted in Press Releases on May 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    Each Memorial Day, we gather to pay tribute to those Americans who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect and preserve this great democracy. These brave men and women fought valiantly so the rest of us can enjoy the freedoms, liberty and security that we all enjoy in America. It's easy to get caught up in the demands of daily life and overlook their constant vigilance and sacrifice – all across the world – past and present. These courageous soldiers, airmen, sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen and women put their lives on the line for all of us every day Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Updated CBO Score for Trumpcare Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today's disturbing CBO score confirms exactly why Republicans rammed through their destructive Trumpcare legislation without hearings, and without a CBO score that would reveal its devastating impact. It is a tax cut for the wealthy, masquerading as a health care bill that would cruelly leave 23 million Americans without coverage. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Trump Budget Request
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    The Trump budget ignores the needs of America's hard-working families and brutally assaults our health care and public education system, while all but abandoning those struggling to make ends meet. It hollows out crucial commitments to housing, nutrition assistance, and the environment, along with job training and medical research investments. Yet it delivers obscene tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans, and relies on unrealistic revenue projections that no respected economist would embrace. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on the Manchester Terror Attack
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    As I am writing yet another statement expressing horror and condolences after another inexplicable terror attack, I feel the angst and anger of a mother who has sent my children off to a concert just like last night's in Manchester. The terror attack that apparently targeted innocent young people was a truly despicable act committed by cowards. As Americans, we are heartbroken and horrified by this mass murder of young adults and even children, but make no mistake: our resolve to make our world a safer one for our children is only strengthened, and our commitment to working with our British ally in pursuit of that goal remains unshakeable. Read more