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Donna Shalala: Drop the Politics and Fight Coronavirus

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The threat of a coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak isn’t a point-in-time political exigency; it’s one of what we know will be a series of episodic public health challenges. Responding to these challenges will take more than ad hoc political messaging and emergency funding. It will take professional competence and a continuing commitment of financial resources toward public health. We can learn about ... Read more »

U.S. Rep. Donna E. Shalala visits American Legion Gables Post 98

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U.S. Rep. Donna E. Shalala visited American Legion Post 98 in Coral Gables on Presidents Day, Feb. 17. Some 30 people turned out for the informal gathering, including members of the post, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and other guests. Rep. Shalala stopped by around noon after visiting the VA Hospital Facility in Downtown Miami. She brought Valentine’s Day cards handmade by school students for t... Read more »

Facing South Florida: Rep. Donna Shalala On Coronavirus Outbreak

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Congresswoman Donna Shalala discusses the threat the coronavirus poses to the United States and the Trump administration’s response. Shalala offers a unique perspective having served eight years as the Health and Human Services Secretary during the Clinton administration. Guest: Rep. Donna Shalala / (D) FL-27th District WATCH: https://miami.cbslocal.com/2020/03/01/facing-south-florida-donna-shalal... Read more »

House approves bill to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes

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Moving to stem a vaping epidemic among young people, the House approved a bill Friday to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products. The bill would place new restrictions on the marketing of e-cigarettes and ban flavors in tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes. It also would place a new excise tax on nicotine. The House approved the bill, 213-195, sending it... Read more »

Comienza hoy el juicio a José Daniel Ferrer en medio de irregularidades

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El juicio contra el opositor José Daniel Ferrer por supuestos delitos comunes de Lesiones y Privación de Libertad comenzará este miércoles, a partir de las 8:30 a.m., según han informado sus familiares y activistas de la UNPACU. El abogado defensor designado de oficio por el gobierno (Ferrer se negó a nombrar uno alegando que el Partido Comunista controla la supuesta legalidad cubana), Gustavo Ort... Read more »

Trump said coronavirus won’t spread — his scientists said the opposite right in front of him: Congresswoman

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Rep. Donna Shalala (D-FL) blasted President Donald Trump after his press conference Wednesday because he contradicted his own scientists on the coronavirus. During an MSNBC discussion after the Q&A, the Congresswoman explained that it only confuses Americans more. “He’s not doing very well on the coronavirus,” she said. “Because the test of leadership is not talking about something you know very l... Read more »

Sanders under fire from Democrats over praise for Castro regime

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) came under heavy criticism from Democrats on Monday after he suggested in a new interview that it was “unfair to simply say everything is bad” under the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro’s rule. The uproar underscored Democrats’ fears of how Sanders would fare in the key swing state of Florida, where even remote praise of Castro is anathema to the hundreds of thousands ... Read more »

Donna E. Shalala invites Bernie to praise Fidel Castro in south Florida

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Justifying evil through secondary perceived benefits has been a tactic of the left for centuries. In America, it became a hallmark of the Democratic Party ever since their opposition to President Lincoln’s attempts to end slavery. Democrats would often argue about the conditions of slaves being better than they would be if they were free. It’s not a matter of finding silver linings. It’s about mak... Read more »

KHN's "What the Health?": Live from D.C. With Rep. Donna Shalala

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President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins in October proposes big cuts to popular programs, including Medicaid and the National Institutes of Health. Although those cuts are unlikely to be enacted by Congress, both Republicans and Democrats are likely to use the budget blueprint as a campaign issue. Meanwhile, several House committees this week relaunched work on leg... Read more »