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Rep. Shalala Joins Bipartisan Congressional Delegation to Puerto Rico

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WASHINGTON, DC—Sunday, January 19, U.S. Congresswoman Donna Shalala (FL- 27) will join her colleagues Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón (PR) and Reps. Stephanie Murphy (FL-9) and Bill Posey (FL-8) on a bipartisan congressional delegation to Puerto Rico to examine the damage caused by recent earthquakes and speak with island residents who have been affected. The delegation will also re... Read more »

Rep. Donna Shalala’s Statement on the Administration Suspending Chartered Flights to Cuba

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Donna Shalala (FL-27) released the following statement: “The Trump administration’s proposal to suspend chartered flights to Cuba is the wrong solution to a complex problem. This proposal will not hurt the Cuban regime’s coffers. Instead, this policy will punish Cuban families - families who simply want to visit their loved ones on the island. “Unfortunately... Read more »

Rep. Donna Shalala’s statement on the Re-Election of Juan Guaidó as Speaker of the Venezuelan National Assembly

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Donna Shalala (FL-27) released the following statement: “On Sunday, the Maduro regime reaffirmed its commitment to steamroll democracy when it held an illegitimate, sham election in the National Assembly and used its security forces to prevent opposition legislators and Interim President Juan Guaidó from entering the building. The interim government led by Gua... Read more »

Rep. Shalala’s Statement on Airstrike that Killed Qassim Soleimani

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MIAMI, FL – Today, Congresswoman Donna Shalala (FL-27) released the following statement after it was confirmed that the Trump administration ordered an airstrike killing Maj. Gen. Qassim Soleimani: “Qassim Soleimani was a murderer who deserved to die. He was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans and thousands around the world, and he actively worked to foment instability across the M... Read more »

Congresswoman Donna E. Shalala Announces Congressional App Challenge Winners

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Miami, FL– Today, Rep. Donna Shalala (FL-27) released the following statement to announce the winners of her district’s 2019 Congressional App Challenge. The Congressional App Challenge is a yearly competition for middle and high school students encouraging them to learn to code and pursue careers in computer science and STEM fields: “This year we had an overwhelming amount of submissions from acr... Read more »

Rep. Shalala’s Venezuela Legislation is Signed into Law as Part of Government Funding Package

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Donna Shalala (FL-27) released the following statement after President Trump signed the federal government’s 2020 Fiscal Year funding bills into law: “Today is a momentous day in the Venezuelan people’s struggle for freedom. The government spending bills that were just signed into law includes the landmark Menendez/Rubio VERDAD Act, vital provisions to address... Read more »

Rep. Shalala Statement on Voting in Favor of the Impeachment of President Donald Trump

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Donna Shalala (FL-27) released the following statement: “My vote for impeachment is not a matter of politics; it is a matter of protecting the integrity of our democracy for future generations. Despite unprecedented obstruction from the president, the evidence in this case is so powerful that voting against impeachment would risk the permanent erosion of our s... Read more »

Reps. Shalala and Spano Introduce NCAA Commission Bill to Fully Examine the State of Intercollegiate Athletics

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Donna Shalala (D-FL) and Ross Spano (R-FL) introduced the Congressional Advisory Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics (CACIA) Act, bipartisan legislation that creates a Blue-ribbon Congressional Commission to identify and examine issues of national concern related to the conduct of intercollegiate athletics and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).... Read more »

Shalala Statement on the Passage of USMCA Trade Deal

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Donna Shalala (FL-27) released the following statement after U.S. House of Representatives voted to the pass the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA): “South Florida has long been recognized as the crossroads of Americas. The USMCA trade deal will strengthen the foreign trade that drives our community’s economic engine by leveling the playing field,... Read more »

Rep. Shalala Statement on President Trump’s Proposal to Allow States to Import Drugs from Canada

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Donna Shalala (FL-27) released the following statement after the Trump administration released a proposed rule on drug importation: “President Trump is again asking a foreign country for assistance—this time on drug prices. The House of Representatives passed a bill to allow the federal government to negotiate for lower drug prices directly with pharmaceutical... Read more »