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  • Wasserman Schultz, Hastings Condemn Decision to Drill for Oil in the Everglades
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    (Washington D.C.) – Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) and Alcee Hastings (FL-20) today pledged to continue fighting a controversial oil well in the Everglades after a recent appeals court ruled that the controversial project widely opposed by environmentalists and local governments should move forward. The Florida First District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee recently issued a decision to reverse the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) denial of a permit to Kanter Real Es... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2018
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women, Environment, Breast Cancer Research, Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Veterans, Military & Defense

    Wasserman Schultz Lauds Critical Omnibus Act Funding and Rejection of Trump Budget (Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Rep. Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) was pleased that critical national and South Florida investments are contained in the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2018, and in voting for it, she applauded the Democratss’ effort to defeat of numerous attacks on environmental, worker and women’s health rights that Republicans sought to include in the $1.3 trillion spending plan. “This Omnibus is far from p... Read more

  • Miami Herald: Wasserman Schultz clashes with Rick Scott over hurricane debris removal
    Posted in In the News on October 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    WASHINGTON - Debbie Wasserman Schultz argued Wednesday that Gov. Rick Scott is slowing Hurricane Irma debris cleanup by forcing certain municipalities to follow debris removal contracts negotiated before the storm. The longtime congresswoman from Broward County and the governor engaged in a testy exchange over hurricane debris removal during a meeting between the governor and the entire Florida congressional delegation on Wednesday. “Debris has become an emergency situation, a public health hazard, rot is setting in,” Wasserman Schulz said. “If we start getting another hurricane all this debris will become projectiles.” Read more