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May 23, 2015

WASSERMAN SCHULTZ PASSES TWO AMENDMENTS, WHICH SECURE FUNDING FOR BOTH RAPE SURVIVOR ACT AND HERO ACT

Amendments Pass as Part of CJS FY16 Bill and JVTA Omnibus Bill Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released a statement on her two amendments’ passage as part of the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill: “As an appropriator, I am deeply committed to funding programs that will improve the lives of […]

Rep. Wasserman Schultz Co-authored or Led Three Bills that are Part of Omnibus Law

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement on the House of Representatives’ passage of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (S. 178). Rep. Wasserman Schultz had three pieces of legislation pass in the omnibus legislation: The Rape Survivor Child Custody Act (H.R. 1257), The HERO Act (H.R. 1998), and […]

May 17, 2015

WASSERMAN SCHULTZ STATEMENT ON IRAN NUCLEAR REVIEW ACT OF 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement after voting for the Iran Nuclear Review Act of 2015: “I am pleased to join my colleagues in voting for the Iran Nuclear Review Act of 2015. This bill, which President Obama has said he will sign, creates a sensible and carefully crafted […]

May 3, 2015

WASSERMAN SCHULTZ REMARKS ON LIVABLE WAGE AMENDMENT

· Mr. Chairman I have an amendment at the desk. · I ask Unanimous Consent to dispense with the reading.  · In my opening statement I highlighted this bill’s ability to change lives. This amendment is our chance to do exactly that, by standing up for the workers in the House and Senate cafeterias – […]

WASSERMAN SCHULTZ STATEMENT ON JEWISH AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

May Marks the 10th Anniversary of Jewish American Heritage Month WASHINGTON – This May marks the tenth anniversary of Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM), proclaimed by President George W. Bush in 2006 after the congressional efforts of U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) and the late Sen. Arlen Specter (PA). Rep. Wasserman Schultz issued the […]

April 28, 2015

Wasserman Schultz sees danger in new Florida abortion waiting period

Wasserman Schultz sees danger in new Florida abortion waiting period By Anthony Man, Sun-Sentinel   The newest Florida state government move to restrict abortion, a 24-hour waiting period, is an unneeded government intrusion into women’s lives and, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston warned Monday, will increase suffering for women and their children.   […]

March 7, 2015

DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz on the 50th Anniversary of Selma

Washington, DC – DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on the 50th Anniversary of the March in Selma, Alabama:   “Fifty years ago, a group of determined Americans gathered in Selma, AL and our nation would forever change as a result of their courageous actions. They were young people and students from across […]

February 1, 2015

DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on Black History Month

Washington, DC – Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement in recognition of Black History Month: “This February, we celebrate Black History Month. It is an opportunity to recognize the invaluable contributions that African Americans have made to our nation. Through innovations in technology, advances in medicine, athletic and artistic achievements, and promoting social […]

January 29, 2015

DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on the 6th Anniversary of President Obama Signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

Washington, DC – DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on the 6th anniversary of President Obama signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law: “Six years ago today, President Obama made the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act the first piece of legislation he signed into law. By doing so, President Obama […]

January 16, 2015

WASSERMAN SCHULTZ STATEMENT ON FACEBOOK AMBER ALERTS INITIATIVE

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement today after Facebook announced that it was incorporating Amber Alerts into users’ news feeds: “The inclusion of Amber Alert messages into Facebook’s newsfeed is a savvy and empathetic strategy that will save lives,” said U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.). “In an ever-evolving […]

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