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Congressional Oversight Commission to Hold First Public Hearing

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Washington, D.C. – The bipartisan Congressional Oversight Commission will hold its first public hearing on Friday, August 7th beginning at 10:00 AM ET. The commissioners will examine and hear testimony regarding the Main Street Lending Program established by the Treasury Department and Federal Reserve, pursuant to the CARES Act. During the hearing, the Congressional Oversight Commission will hear ... Read more »

Shalala Offers Condolences in the Wake of Explosion in Beirut

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Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Donna Shalala (FL-27) issued the following statement after a massive explosion killed dozens and injured thousands more in Beirut, Lebanon: “I am saddened by the horrible tragedy that took place in Beirut earlier today. I care deeply about the land of my grandparents. My hope and my prayer are that the people of Lebanon will come together to help their brother... Read more »

Rep. Donna Shalala Announces Wins for South Florida in Appropriations Package

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WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Congresswoman Donna Shalala highlighted significant victories for South Florida’s 27th Congressional District and other communities across America in H.R. 7617, the second “minibus” appropriations bills of fiscal year 2021, which passed the House on July 31. “Funding is a reflection of our priorities – it tells us about what our government values most,” said Rep. Shalala. “T... Read more »

Rep. Donna Shalala Votes in Favor of $50 Billion Child Care Stabilization Fund

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Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Donna Shalala (FL-27) voted to pass H.R. 7027, the Child Care is Essential Act. This bill would create a $50 billion Child Care Stabilization fund and invest in child care so that providers across Florida and the country have the resources they need to safely reopen. Without adequate investments in the child care industry, families across the country will be u... Read more »

Rep. Donna Shalala Slams Trumps Suggestion to Move Election Day

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Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Donna Shalala (FL-27) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump suggested postponing the November general election via his Twitter account: “President Trump’s suggestion is absolutely ridiculous. Again the president has shown us that he has no idea what is written in our Constitution – only an act of Congress can change the date of a presiden... Read more »

Rep. Donna Shalala Applauds Passage of Bill Establishing National Museum of the American Latino

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Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Donna Shalala (FL-27) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R.2420, the National Museum of the American Latino Act, a bill that would establish a National Museum of the American Latino in the Smithsonian Institution. Rep. Shalala is a cosponsor of the legislation. “The establishment of this museum is long overdue. Lati... Read more »

Rep. Donna Shalala Votes for The Commission of Black Men and Boys

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Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Donna Shalala (FL-27) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1636, the Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys Act. This bill would establish a permanent bipartisan committee that will examine social disparities affecting Black men and boys in the United States. Rep. Shalala is a cosponsor of this legis... Read more »

Rep. Donna Shalala, Members of Florida Congressional Delegation Lead Successful Effort to Support the People of Venezuela and Protect U.S. National Security

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Congresswoman Donna Shalala (FL-27) joined by other Members of Florida’s congressional delegation, passed amendments in the U.S. House of Representatives to strengthen democracy and the rule of law within Venezuela and to prevent the crisis in that country from threatening U.S. national security. This is the latest effort by this group of Florida representatives to shine a light ... Read more »

Rep. Donna Shalala vote in support of National Defense Authorization Act

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Donna Shalala (D-FL) joined with her colleagues in passing the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a bill that will focus on improving America’s defenses as our nation grapples with a once-in-a-generation health crisis and social upheaval against the backdrop of sustained systemic discrimination. “This year’s NDAA will not only i... Read more »

Rep. Donna Shalala Votes to Repeal Trump’s Discriminatory Muslim Ban

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Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Donna Shalala (FL-27) voted to pass H.R. 2214, the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants (NO BAN Act), a bill that would reverse President Trump’s executive order banning travel from majority Muslim countries. The NO BAN Act repeals President Trump’s Muslim ban, expands anti-discrimination provisions in immigration law and limits the presi... Read more »