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Washington, April 26, 2019 (Washington) – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement after Interior Secretary David Bernhardt announced that plans for offshore drilling in federal waters is on indefinite hold: “It is encouraging, if true, that the Trump Administration has paused its economically and environmentally harmful offshore drilling plans that pose […]

Washington, April 22, 2019 Florida’s shores should never be exposed to gas and petroleum drilling, and the bipartisan comprehensive Marine Oil Spill Prevention Act that U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz introduced on Earth Day would permanently shield Florida’s sensitive coastlines from this perilous threat as well as establish much-needed safeguards to ensure that another Deepwater […]

Washington, April 22, 2019 U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) joined Reps. Alcee L. Hastings (FL-20), Ted Deutch (FL-22)) and (FL-) and Frederica Wilson (FL-24) in releasing the following joint statement on the conduct of two Broward County Sheriff’s Office deputies last Thursday in Tamarac, FL: “We are outraged by the appearance of unprofessional conduct […]

Washington, April 11, 2019 Washington, D.C. – Vulnerable, unaccompanied migrant children languish in government detention facilities, and the cruel Trump Administration policy of using the child placement process to arrest and deport potential sponsors is making matters worse. So today, U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) announced the introduction of the bicameral Families, Not Facilities […]

(Sunrise, Fla.) – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement on Special Counsel Mueller’s report: “The release of the Special Counsel’s report today revealed a heavily-redacted document that details 400-plus pages of dark, deceptive Nixonian-like behavior by President Trump and his team. It also shows that the President was not fully cooperative […]

Washington, April 6, 2019 (Washington D.C.) – Three South Florida Congresswomen have been told by the Trump Administration that they will be denied entry to the refugee resettlement facility in Homestead on Monday morning, despite a new law mandating Congressional access there, and a recent announcement of plans to massively expand beds at the site […]

Washington, April 5, 2019 (WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) announced the introduction of the bicameral Preventing Opportunities for Teen E-Cigarette and Tobacco Addiction (PROTECT) Act to address the alarming rise in e-cigarette use among youth. More than 3.6 million youth report using e-cigarettes, including […]

Washington, April 2, 2019 s (Washington D.C.) – Trump Administration officials announced Monday that they will, for the second time this year, dramatically expand the number of beds at the temporary detention facility located in Homestead, Florida, where unaccompanied immigrant youth are being held. In January federal officials announced plans to expand the Homestead facility […]

Washington, March 25, 2019 The Russia-Venezuelan Threat Mitigation Act, a bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) and passed today by the House of Representatives, would require the U.S. State Department to provide a threat assessment and strategic approach for dealing with Russia’s growing military sway in Venezuela. (Washington, D.C.) –The Russia-Venezuelan Threat […]

Washington, March 22, 2019 “Attorney General Barr must make the full Mueller report public, and provide Congress with all of its underlying documentation and findings.” (Washington D.C.) — U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement regarding the completion of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report: “Attorney General Barr must make the full Mueller […]