Wasserman Schultz, Manning Lead Congress Members in Condemning Hamas Gender-Based Violence After Long-Overdue UN Report Finds ‘Clear and Convincing’ Evidence It Took Place

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We condemn the rape, sexual mutilation, and gender-based violence employed by Hamas terrorists on October 7th against innocent people in Israel and the continued threat against the remaining hostages in Gaza.

Bipartisan House Members Condemn Maduro Shuttering Human Rights Office, Press for Legislation to Ensure Justice for Suffering Venezuelans

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We are deeply concerned by reports that the Maduro regime has ordered the United Nations human rights office to suspend its operations and leave the country, based on spurious accusations that it works on behalf of 'coup plotters and terrorist groups.’ This is simply the latest assault on democracy, after the Maduro regime reinstated its ban on opposition leader María Corina Machado's presidential candidacy and forcefully disappeared several pro-democracy organizers and human rights defenders.

Wasserman Schultz, Second Gentleman Emhoff, Ambassador Herzog Shine Spotlight on Hamas’ Gender-based Violence Against Israeli Women

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We cannot give an inch to those who would overlook sexual violence specifically against Jews, because they are the heirs to the darkest moments in our history. Today we helped lift that silence and confronted the hate that feeds it.

Wasserman Schultz Applauds VA decision to expand IVF options for veterans and families

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I fought for years to make changes in the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill to replace their outdated and discriminatory policy and expand these benefits to veterans equitably. Our servicemembers put their lives on the line for our country and deserve equal access to the tools and resources available to start their own families.

Wasserman Schultz on Venezuela’s High Court Upholding Ban on Opposition Presidential Candidate

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The United States offered Maduro one last chance to hold free and fair elections against his opponent, who received over 90 percent of her primary vote. It’s clear Maduro has no plans to put his record of trashing human rights, jailing opponents, and undermining democracy on the ballot.

Wasserman Schultz Launches Campaign to Secure Release of Cuban Artists Jailed Since July 11 Protests

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“I’m grateful the Biden Administration granted humanitarian parole to both Luis Manuel and Maykel, but for the Cuban regime, exiling these patriots isn’t enough. Their very existence is a threat,” said Wasserman Schultz. “If we truly intend to live up to our nation’s values, we must work tirelessly to liberate those who continually sacrifice their freedom for others.”

In South Florida stops, Israelis who say Hamas killed or kidnapped their loved ones tell their stories

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A group of people who escaped a nightmare in Israel shared their stories during several South Florida stops, saying they’ve lost family members and are still waiting on some of their loved ones to be released by Hamas. U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., met with the group Saturday. They’re all family members of hostages held by Hamas.

Congressional Latino-Jewish Caucus Leaders Denounce Chile, Colombia, and Bolivia for Severing Diplomatic Ties to Israel

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We are appalled by the decision of the Governments of Chile and Colombia to recall their Ambassadors from Israel and Bolivia's unilateral suspension of diplomatic relations with Israel. We concur with the Israeli governments assessment that these decisions mark "a surrender to terrorism and to the Ayatollah's regime in Iran.