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  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on David Friedman
    Posted in Press Releases on February 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    If the United States truly seeks a lasting peace in the Middle East, President Trump's choice to be our country's next envoy to Israel is the wrong man. David Friedman will bring only a lengthy record of conflict and provocation to the job. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz, Jewish Democrats Condemn Reports of Executive Order to Permit Discriminatory Religious Exemptions
    Posted in Press Releases on February 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    Wasserman Schultz and 20 Jewish House Members of Congress wrote President Trump today urging him not to exempt any federally funded, faith-based organizations from current nondiscrimination protections. Wasserman Schultz and the Members sent the letter after press reports indicated that Trump would issue an Executive Order that would allow federally funded groups to discriminate based on religious objections. Wasserman Schultz and organizations supportive of the letter issued the following statements Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Trump's EPA Pick Scott Pruitt
    Posted in Press Releases on February 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    It's hard to imagine a more destructive pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency than Scott Pruitt, a climate science doubter who sued the agency he's cynically being asked to lead more than a dozen times. Any Republican Senator who votes for Pruitt is basically handing matches to an arsonist. Sea levels are already encroaching on Florida's coasts, forcing local taxpayers to spend millions of dollars to fend off a problem that will only get worse under Pruitt. The EPA desperately needs a leader who wants to protect our water, land and air -- not a pollution apologist who will try to destroy it. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Trump-Netanyahu Joint Appearance
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    I was extremely disappointed that President Trump did not explicitly denounce the rise in anti-Semitic attacks around the country, or the equally troubling statements that have come from his own administration. It was also disheartening to hear what appears to be a diminishing of the United States' commitment to a two-state solution, which has been U.S. policy for decades and I believe is the most viable way to reach a lasting peace and safeguard Israel as a homeland for the Jewish people. In both cases, the President missed prime opportunities to advance the cause of Middle East peace as well as speak out against discrimination against Jews here and abroad. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Flynn Resignation
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's resignation was warranted and overdue. Yet his exit raises more questions than it answers. It's still unclear who and what was known in the White House about his diplomatic discussions with Russia before then-President Obama left office. This entire episode reaffirms the need for an independent, bipartisan investigation into the influence Russia has had on our elections, our national security and the current occupant of the White House. Flynn's resignation marks a beginning, not an end. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Venezuelan Regime Sanctions
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Placing Tareck El-Aissami and his key front man Samark Jose Lopez Bello on the Treasury's Specially Designated Nationals list is an important move that will allow the United States to play a much tougher role in reversing the dramatically worsening political and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Michael Flynn: "He Should Be Fired Immediately."
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    President Trump's deceitful and likely traitorous National Security Adviser Michael Flynn should be fired, and at the very least, his access to classified information should be suspended immediately until a thorough investigation of his unauthorized diplomacy with Russia is completed. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Appeals Court Ruling on Muslim Ban
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    Tonight's unanimous Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling is a proud moment for the rule of law and America's wise system of checks and balances. It's also a stinging rebuke to President Trump's authoritarian style of governing, and it forcefully proves that none of our co-equal branches of government will be bullied. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on New 115th Congress Assignments
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) has received a new appointment to the House Committee on the Budget, and two new Appropriations Committee assignments: one as Ranking Democrat on the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, and the other, to the Energy and Water Subcommittee. These assignments will allow Wasserman Schultz to better serve veterans and their families, confront funding challenges in restoring the Everglades, and beat back attempts to take away or weaken health care coverage for tens of millions of Americans. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Trump's Supreme Court Nominee
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    President Trump's most lasting imprint on America may well come from how his Supreme Court nominee defends our democratic rights as embodied in the Constitution. His initial pick is more troubling than inspiring in that regard. Based on his rulings, Neil Gorsuch far more often sides with corporate rights over those of employees and consumers. He's also sided against privacy and reproductive rights, as he did in the Hobby Lobby and Little Sisters of the Poor cases. I stand strongly with other House Democrats in opposition to his nomination and urge the Senate to reject him for a seat on our nation's highest court. Read more