Wasserman Schultz, Díaz-Balart Lead Florida Delegation in Push for GSP Renewal to Boost Local Economy, Lower Consumer Prices

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  Washington, D.C. –Today, U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-25) and Mario Díaz-Balart (FL-26) led the majority of Florida’s congressional delegation in authoring a letter to Members of the House Ways and Means Committee requesting that Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) and Ranking Member Richard Neal (MA-01) to boost the economy and cut consumer costs by advancing legislation to…

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.”

Wasserman Schultz Statement on Reports of Resumption of Venezuelan Repatriation

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I applauded the Administration’s recent decision to extend TPS and provide humanitarian parole for Venezuelan migrants, each vital steps that recognize the scale of fear and despair inflicted by Maduro’s regime, and the reality that many no longer have a home to return to. ? For similar reasons, I oppose resuming costly repatriation flights to Venezuela, as well as any step towards resuming commercial travel, without ironclad commitments from Maduro’s regime to address the causes of this displacement crisis: corruption, state violence, and assaults on democracy.

Wasserman Schultz, Chu, and Goldman Lead Democrats’ Call for McCarthy to Revoke RFK Jr.’s Congressional Invite

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Mr. Kennedy has repeatedly and recently spread vile and dangerous antisemitic and anti-Asian conspiracy theories that tarnish his credibility as a witness and must not be legitimized with his appearance before the U.S. Congress nor given the platform of an official committee hearing to spread his baseless and discriminatory views.

Wasserman Schultz, Castro, Barragán, Pocan Lead Members in Supporting Asylum Access for Vulnerable LGBTQI+ Individuals and Families

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As June comes to an end, along with National Pride Month and Immigrant Heritage Month, we must ensure that our commitment to protect the rights of LGBTQI+ people extends to and beyond our borders,” said Rep. Wasserman Schultz. “I’m confident that President Biden will do everything possible to ensure that our border policy accommodates the needs of the most vulnerable migrants, including LGBTQI+ individuals and families who face violence and persecution throughout the Western Hemisphere.

Wasserman Schultz Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Comprehensive Legislation to Restore Democracy and Accountability in Venezuela

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“Venezuelans have endured a decade of suffering under Nicolás Maduro, whose assault on democracy and human rights have precipitated a refugee crisis second only to Ukraine in the 21st century,” said Rep. Wasserman Schultz. “The U.S. can’t solve this problem alone. But it’s imperative that we coordinate with international partners to improve conditions on the ground and advocate for the release of political prisoners while ensuring accountability to lay the groundwork for a future democratic transition.”

Washington Post Opinion: Venezuela’s crisis must be resolved peacefully, without aiding Maduro

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Like President Biden, I believe in maintaining sanctions against the Maduro regime and its enablers until we see the restoration of human rights, the release of political prisoners and wrongfully detained Americans, and a framework for free, fair elections. Mr. Maduro’s frequent public gripes regarding these sanctions demonstrate our continued leverage.