The #TrumpGlobalGag rule could shut down health clinics around the world, risking lives and limiting access to health care and truthful medical information. Worse, Trump's gag rule is expected to surpass previous, similar restrictive policies, endangering 15 times more funding, and thus millions more women and families. This blatant attack on women's health targets effective health...
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Trump Revives Ban on Foreign Aid to Groups That Give Abortion Counseling

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President Trump started sowing seeds of uncertainty into our health care system when he signed an executive order this weekend targeting the Affordable Care Act. Even critics of the law note that this will usher in more market uncertainty in health care coverage, and likely make things worse. As hundreds of thousands of marchers made clear this weekend, we will not allow 20 million Americans...
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Trump's Executive Order Could Dismantle Parts Of ACA Before Replacement Is Ready

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The millions of women all over the country who took part in the #WomensMarch spoke with one voice today, and said very clearly that #wewillnotgoback! It was an unbelievable experience, and one that inspired hope not fear, and love not hate.
Today our country goes through one of its most fundamental processes - the peaceful transfer of power. We will greet the Trump Administration with vigilance, determination and a deep desire to protect the people, values and policies that make us who we are as Americans. From protecting quality, affordable health care, to making this place more free and equal for all people, to ensuring every...
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Democrats prepare for Trump with one of the earliest resistance movements ever to greet a new president

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President-elect Donald Trump has picked a former Wall Street executive who wants to weaken tough, new Dodd-Frank regulations to be the chief overseer of our financial system as the next U.S. Treasury Secretary. Given that, I have little confidence that Steven Mnuchin will rein in Wall Street excesses, or forcefully protect consumers from the shady lending practices that devastated communities...
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Trump's Treasury nominee Steven Mnuchin denies he ran 'foreclosure machine'

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My love & affection for the Jewish Federation of Broward County runs deep - from the incredible services you provide for our seniors to helping me get my start in our community - this is a very special group full of extraordinary people. We share the goal of making an impact through tzedakah & tikkun olam. We must always stand by our stalwart ally Israel, and work to make sure Jewish schools,...
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I love this community, and it's the highest honor and privilege to represent you and your family in Congress. We have so much work to do in addressing the uncertainty and anxiety in our community, protecting the quality and affordability of health care that so many Floridians rely upon, securing the promise of Social Security and Medicare, restoring the Everglades, and tackling the scourge of...
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Here's a window into President-Elect Trump's Health Care Plan: In the first year after repealing the ACA, 18 million people will lose their health coverage. Ultimately, up to 32 million people lose insurance, and premiums climb by 50%. #SaveACA

CBO: The GOP's Obamacare repeal could leave 27 million people without health insurance and cause premiums to skyrocket

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Congressman Tom Price has been an avowed opponent of quality, affordable health care for many years and he’s repeatedly proposed draconian legislation to restrict women’s access to reproductive health care. He is committed to dragging American health care back several decades with his proposed cuts to Medicare, our social safety net, and would callously ensure that 129 million Americans who...
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Democrats seek Tom Price hearing delay over ethics charges

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In the wake of this month's tragic FLL Airport shooting, I convened a meeting including Mayor Barbara Sharief, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, and representatives from Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, TSA, the FBI, and other agencies to closely analyze how we can keep passengers safer in our airports and other transportation hubs, including the transport...
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President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has displayed one consistent value: an open hostility toward public schools and teachers. Betsy DeVos champions ‘reforms’ that basically defund, undercut and privatize public education, with a goal of turning it over to loosely-regulated, for-profit charter schools. She’s spent millions of dollars and decades pushing this...
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In the wake of several tragic shootings in Florida, including two law enforcement officers taken from us last week, today’s Law Enforcement Task Force meeting at Hallandale High School was especially important. I echoed what my good friend Congressman John Lewis said in Miami over this weekend: “Stand up. Speak up. “When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have a moral...
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Today I was proud to celebrate and honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the New Mount Olive Baptist Church's MLK Scholarship Breakfast and Eugene Pettis, the first African-American elected President of The Florida Bar, and then marching in the Hallandale Beach MLK Jr. Day Parade!

Today we honor and celebrate the life of Dr. King and all the progress he ushered in for our nation....
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I spent my Sunday morning with two South Florida churches! Thanks to @PlantationUMC and Senior Pastor Heddy Collver, and the First Baptist Church of Sunrise and Rev. Amos Farquharson, and both of their congregations for sharing this morning with me. Looking forward to joining you all again soon!
Someone should tell President-Elect Trump a little secret: Congressman John Lewis is a true American hero. He nearly died fighting for civil rights and equality in our nation. From Bloody Sunday in Selma, to helping register voters all across the South, he's walked the walk when it comes to helping our nation live up to its founding creed, that all men are created equal. He's done the...
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Trump slammed for attacking civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis

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The Republican-led Senate voted last night to begin repealing Obamacare. It is atrocious that Republicans intend to repeal the #ACA without any plan for replacement. It is barbaric to take health care away from 20 million Americans. And it is cruel and disgraceful to go back to the dark times when there were annual and lifetime limits on care for all Americans.

Senate takes step toward repealing Obamacare in late-night vote-a-rama

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Thank you President Obama for eight years of historic leadership and progress. You are leaving our country in a stronger, more economically stable and just place than you when you walked in the White House. You and Vice President Biden leave behind a soaring legacy. #thanksobama #obamafarewell
As I said on Sunday - we need to take a hard look at the unsecured areas of our airports - but it's absolutely ludicrous to say we need more firearms in situations like Friday's tragedy. Law enforcement officers are not safer when countless more civilians have firearms, and neither is the general public. This is a truly outrageous proposal.

Lawmaker: Airport shooting won't slow airport guns bill

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