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August 3, 2014

WASSERMAN SCHULTZ STATEMENT ON RECENT SANCTIONS AGAINST VENEZUELA

WASHINGTON– U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement on the Obama Administrations recent sanctions against Venezuela. “I strongly commend the Obama Administration for taking action against the Venezuelan officials who have perpetrated egregious human rights violations against the citizens of Venezuela. “In February of this year, thousands of Venezuelans bravely took to […]

July 31, 2014

REP. WASSERMAN SCHULTZ STATEMENT ON ANTI-SEMITISM, HAMAS AND ISRAEL

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to admonish the alarming increase of anti-Semitism we have witnessed over the last few weeks. While the Anti-Defamation League released a terrifying report just last month about anti-Semitism growing throughout the world. Tragically, my own constituents have personally experienced terrifying and heinous crimes against them just this past week. On […]

July 27, 2014

CAMPAIGN TO EDUCATE YOUNG WOMEN ABOUT BREAST CANCER RISKS SUBMITTED FOR CONGRESSIONAL REAUTHORIZATION

WASHINGTON – The Breast Health Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young Act, or the EARLY Act, was introduced for reauthorization as H.R. 5185 in the House and Senate today by Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.), and Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and David Vitter (R-LA). Authored by Rep. Wasserman Schultz and signed […]

July 20, 2014

WASSERMAN SCHULTZ STATEMENT ON FLA. JUDGE OVERTURNING BAN ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement today after a Monroe County judge overturned Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage: “Judge Luis Garcia took a bold and historic step today by declaring Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. Even in the face of Attorney General Bondi’s statement that she will appeal […]

July 12, 2014

WASSERMAN SCHULTZ ORIGINAL CO-SPONSOR OF HOBBY LOBBY RESPONSE LEGISLATION

WASHINGTON – Congressional Democrats today introduced legislation in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood v. Burwell. The Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act of 2014 would explicitly prohibit for-profit employers that maintain a group health plan for its employees from using religious beliefs to deny employees […]

July 11, 2014

WASSERMAN SCHULTZ STATEMENT ON ESCALATION OF VIOLENCE IN ISRAEL

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement today on the escalation of violence in Israel: “I am deeply saddened and concerned by the increase in violence in Israel over the past few days. I condemn in the strongest terms rocket fire targeted at civilians coming from terrorist groups like Hamas […]

July 10, 2014

WASSERMAN SCHULTZ STATEMENT ON ARREST OF SUSPECTS IN PALESTINIAN TEEN MURDER

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued the following statement today after six suspects were arrested over the weekend in connection with the murder of Muhammad Abu Khdeir: “The alleged revenge killing of a Palestinian teenager in the aftermath of the murder of three Israeli teenagers is a heartbreaking tragedy. “I commend the Israeli […]

July 3, 2014

WASSERMAN SCHULTZ STATEMENT ON MURDER OF ISRAELI TEENS

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement today after the discovery of the three missing Israeli teenagers: “I am heartbroken at the discovery of Eyal, Gilad, and Naftali’s bodies in the West Bank today. They were innocent, unarmed teenagers murdered in cold blood. “These boys had their whole lives ahead […]

June 19, 2014

WASSERMAN SCHULTZ STATEMENT ON KIDNAPPING OF ISRAELI TEENS

Weston, Fla. – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement today after three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped over the weekend: “As a mother of teenagers, my heart goes out to the families of the children who were kidnapped while coming home from school. I join all of Israel in praying for their […]

May 26, 2014

Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement in Commemoration of Memorial Day

Washington, DC – DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement in commemoration of Memorial Day: “This Memorial Day, we take the opportunity to honor the memory of those who have given their lives in service of this country. These brave men and women answered the call to service with honor and pride. They […]

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