Donna Shalala

Eight Florida U.S. House Democrats push for reproductive rights measure

BY: - June 10, 2019

South Florida U.S. Rep Lois Frankel is the most recent member of the Florida House Democratic delegation to sign on as a co-sponsor to a measure that would repeal the Hyde Amendment, a 1976 law which bans federal funding for abortion. Eight of the 13-member Florida House Democratic delegation are co-sponsors to the bill, called […]

“The tactics of brutal governments:” State lawmaker asking if Trump’s migrant children action is legal

BY: - June 7, 2019

A Miami-Dade County Democratic lawmaker is reacting strongly to the Trump administration’s announcement that its shelters housing migrant youths around the country will begin scaling back or ending education services, legal services and recreational opportunities, saying the policy violates the state constitution. There are about 2,700 children between the ages of 13 to 17 being […]

Calling it a humanitarian crisis, Florida congressional reps call on Trump to stop deporting Venezuelans and give them protected status in U.S

BY: - February 18, 2019

President Trump is scheduled to give a speech on the crisis in Venezuela in Miami this afternoon, but Miami-Dade Democratic Congresswoman Donna Shalala says he shouldn’t speak today unless he’s prepared to give Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to the approximately 150,000 Venezuelan nationals in the U.S. The Department of Homeland Security grants Temproary Protected Status […]

Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s South Florida Congressional office evacuated after delivery of suspicious package; other prominent officials get suspicious packages too

BY: - October 24, 2018

(Updated) Suspicious packages that could be explosives have been sent to several prominent officials Wednesday, from billionaire George Soros – a big donor to progressive causes – to Democrats Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and South Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. In Wasserman Schultz’s case, the suspicious package was originally sent to former U.S. Attorney General […]

Carlos Curbelo and Debbie Murcasel-Powell

The most contested U.S. House races in Florida: Will the Republicans keep their seats – or not?

BY: - October 23, 2018

Furious and fired up for nearly two years, national Democrats have vowed to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives and end Congress’ one-party hold on Washington, D.C. They’d need to flip 23 Republican House from red to blue across the country, and have circled a handful in Florida. But as the Nov. 6 […]