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(Washington, DC)  —  Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement this afternoon in response to state law guidelines adopted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners to protect consumers from unfair discrimination in the sale of life insurance: “I commend the National Association of Insurance Commissioners for adopting guidelines to safeguard Americans’ ability to […]

(Washington, DC)  —  Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-20) joined Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (WI- 02) and Congressman Barney Frank (MA-04) for a press conference announcing the formation of the House of Representatives LGBT Equality Caucus. The mission of the caucus will be to achieve the extension of equal rights, the repeal of discriminatory laws, the elimination […]

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., is a very busy woman. Besides her day job, she’s also involved in determining the next president. But, as she’s often fond of saying, if you want something done, give the task to a busy person. It might be premature to ask her to support Barack Obama. She is […]

By Brendan FarringtonSouth Florida Sun Sentinel WASHINGTON Picture the stereotype of a congressman making a floor speech. “You think of the silver-haired chairman sitting up there crusty, and he’s been in Congress 20, 30 years,” said Rep. Kendrick Meek, D-Miami, a former state trooper who is anything but old and crusty. “They’ve been around forever […]

(Washington, DC)  —  Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz made the following statement before the House of Representatives recognizing the 60th Anniversary of the state of Israel: Mr. Speaker, I too rise to recognize the 60th anniversary of the independence of the State of Israel, and to reaffirm the steadfast friendship between our two strong democratic nations. […]

By Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Washington, DC)  —  May is the month the nation recognizes the contributions made by American Jews. Jewish American Heritage month was first recognized in 2006 after legislation was adopted that U.S. Senator Arlen Specter and I initiated. For the 3rd annual Jewish American Heritage Month, I’d like to recognize the […]

(Washington, DC)  —  U.S. Representatives Ron Klein (FL-22) and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-20) today joined a bipartisan majority of their House colleagues to pass the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2007 (H.R. 2830). This legislation provides resources and builds capacity for the United States Coast Guard. It has important national security provisions, including authorizing additional […]

(Washington, DC)  —  Today, Earth Day, Rep. Wasserman Schultz made the following statement regarding the leadership Congress has taken since Democrats gained the majority in the House and Senate. “Our New Direction Congress is taking the lead in reducing carbon emissions, starting with making the House of Representatives carbon neutral and passing legislation that will […]

By Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Washington, DC)  —  With costs going up on everything from gasoline to bread, I voted along with an overwhelming bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives in support of the Recovery Rebates and Economic Stimulus for the American People Act. We were determined to act quickly, so that families could […]