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In The First Turn Debbie is fighting for us Debbie has introduced three major pieces of legislation that would protect Florida’s health, communities, and environment. Protecting Access to Lifesaving Screenings Act (PALS Act) of 2017, which helps ensure that women are covered for mammograms and other preventative health measures by their insurers. Fair Housing for […]

(Washington D.C.) – Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), the Ranking Member on the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement today in response to President Trump’s speech on Afghanistan: “President Trump has a responsibility to the American people to explain his strategy to end our nation’s longest war. Instead, […]

(Washington D.C.) – Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement today in response to the University of Florida’s decision to deny a request from a white supremacist organization to hold an event on campus: “Today I am especially proud to be a Florida Gator. In the shadow of Charlottesville, we stand at a […]

(Washington D.C.) – Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement today calling upon elected officials in Florida to enter a special legislative session to replace a Confederate statue in the U.S. Capitol: “While the events in Charlottesville represent our nation’s original sin, we know these hateful acts do not define who we are […]

(Washington D.C.) — U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement in response to the violent and racially intimidating white nationalist protests in Charlottesville this weekend over the removal of Confederate monuments: “The racially terrorizing violence playing out in Charlottesville must be clearly and forcefully denounced. This horrific display of hatred and white […]

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement after President Trump threatened North Korea’s ruling regime with ‘fire and fury like the world has never seen’ over concerns about its accelerated nuclear program and recent statements: “President Donald Trump’s matching rhetoric with an erratic, unstable dictator like North Korea’s Kim […]

(Washington D.C.) – Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement today after the “skinny repeal” effort was defeated on the Senate floor early this morning: “Americans have resoundingly rejected the heartless Republican attempts to take away health care coverage and raise costs on millions of seniors and hard-working families. Now that this cruel […]

(Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL23) released the following statement today after the Senate’s TrumpCare bill later failed last night on the Senate floor: “Republican Senators voted yesterday to move forward with their misguided plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Hours later, because their bills are so harmful to millions of Americans, […]

(Washington D.C.) – Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement after it was announced that the House and Senate have reached a deal on a Russian sanctions bill: “Russian interference in our elections and Iran’s continued violations of UN Security Council Resolution 2231 warrant tough sanctions, and it is Congress’ job to make […]

(Sunrise, Fla.) — U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement after reports that Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez had been released from a military prison and would be held under house arrest: “I am extremely heartened by news that the courageous Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has been released. I know his […]