Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement today in celebration of Mother’s Day:

“On Mother’s Day, we thank all the mothers who work every day and night to create better lives for their children and families. We thank them for the sacrifices they make, and for the countless hours they spend lifting up their families.

“As a society, we must be committed to empowering moms and creating opportunities for them to succeed. From helping close our nation’s embarrassing gender wage gap, to providing pregnant mothers the resources they need to have healthy pregnancies and combat the Zika virus; to ensuring women and mothers of every age have access to comprehensive family planning services and economic opportunities at home and abroad; I will continue to spend every single day using my vote and my voice to make these priorities a reality. We need more working mothers and women in elected office around the nation to join me in transforming those bills into laws.”

“As a mother of three children, I’m proud to work on these issues and stand up for moms facing difficult choices every day about what is best for their children. I’m proud to be fighting in Congress for the moms who work outside the home but are paid less than their male counterparts, and I am proud to represent mothers of every background and socioeconomic status who are still climbing the ladders of success in my Congressional district, Florida’s 23rd.

“But there is no job or title of which I am more proud, than being a mom to my amazing son and two daughters. From my family to yours, Happy Mother’s Day!”