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From the House Appropriations Committee: WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies today approved by voice vote its fiscal year 2023 funding bill. In total, the bill provides $314.1 billion, an increase of $29.5 billion – more than 10 percent – above 2022. Of this amount, discretionary funding […]

Washington, DC – This week, U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23),John Carter (TX-31), Colin Allred (TX-32), and Michael Burgess (TX-26) and Senators Amy Klobuchar (MN) and Roy Blunt (MO) introduced the bipartisan, bicameral Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety (VGB) Reauthorization Act (H.R.7877 / S.4296) to help decrease drownings in pools and spas. Drownings and near-drownings in pools and spas pose a significant public health risk to […]

Washington, D.C. – Under the leadership of President Biden and U.S. Rep Debbie Wasserman Schultz, funding to begin construction of the embankment contract for the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir has been secured. Due to the historic size of the project, the Administration has committed to take actions that will expedite construction, Wasserman Schultz announced […]

Washington DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) led a bipartisan effort with Reps. Brad Schneider (IL-10), Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), and Lee Zeldin (NY-01)to pass a resolution unequivocally condemning antisemitism by the U.S House of Representatives, sending a vital, united message that Americans denounce the rising hostility towards Jews in recent years that resulted in increased antisemitic propaganda on social media, a […]

Washington DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement in response to new policies outlined by the Biden Administration to promote democracy in Cuba: “The Cuban pro-democracy movement needs America’s unwavering support, and the Biden Administration’s announced reinstatement of the Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program, while also opting to maintain […]

Washington DC – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announcement this week that immigrant workers whose employment permits expire, under certain circumstances will be able to keep working legally for 18 months after expiration: “Huge relief has arrived for thousands of people in South […]

Washington, DC – Florida’s Congressional Democrats last night called on Gov. Ron DeSantis to put condominium reform on its agenda for next week’s special legislative session, and uphold a commitment to tackle the issue after 98 people died in a Surfside building collapse last year.  “The Florida House and Senate each had condominium reform legislation that failed to […]

Washington, D.C. – Representatives Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) sent a letter signed by all Florida Democratic Members of Congress calling on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to immediately divest the Florida Retirement System from Russian-owned or headquartered businesses and entities in response to Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked and horrendous invasion of Ukraine. […]

Congress today showed Ukraine President Zelensky that America stands united with his people, and while the images he shared were gut-wrenching and enraging, his inspiring message convinces me that we must do more to weaken the Kremlin war machine and help Ukrainians fight these murderous invaders “Congress today showed Ukraine President Zelensky that America stands […]