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Washington, May 15, 2020 “It is deeply troubling and terribly offensive that swastika-adorned headstones that include messages honoring Hitler continue to stand in this nation’s Veterans Administration National Cemeteries. Allowing these gravestones to remain with the swastikas and messages in place – symbols of hatred, racism, intolerance, and genocide – is offensive to veterans who […]

Washington, May 1, 2020 When I helped create Jewish American Heritage Month in 2005, our goal was to honor and share the amazing contributions that American Jews have made to our nation. This goal is even more urgent amid this current crisis, as we still see an increase in anti-Semitism in our country. Washington, DC […]

Washington, April 28, 2020 House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) released the following statement after the Trump Administration notified Congress last night that it intends to partially backfill canceled military construction projects taken instead to build the Mexican border wall, with […]

Washington, April 27, 2020 The lead Democratic appropriators who oversee the Veterans Administration health system in Congress implored President Donald Trump over the weekend to fully deploy the Defense Production Act to address the mounting concerns over shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) among all health care workers, especially those who protect veterans in the […]

Washington, April 9, 2020 Health care workers in Veterans Administration hospitals are being forced to limit patient contact, ration and re-use masks and are even being advised that some frontline health care workers don’t need to utilize PPEs. These self-described ‘austerity measures’ are due to personal protective equipment shortages resulting from the Trump Administration’s stubborn […]

Washington, March 31, 2020 Today is National Equal Pay Day, the date that marks how far into the next year a woman must work just to earn the same wages a man earned in the previous year.U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement on National Equal Pay Day: Today is National Equal […]