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DNC Chair Statement on Chicago Mayoral Election

Washington, DC – DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued the following statement on tonight’s mayoral election in Chicago, IL:

“I would like to congratulate Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on his reelection. Mayor Emanuel has made critical investments in the city’s infrastructure and public transportation, implemented universal full-day kindergarten, and helped foster a growing economy that is creating jobs. With today’s election result, it is clear that the people of Chicago support his focus on middle class economics and the direction he is taking the city.  I look forward to seeing Mayor Emanuel’s and the city of Chicago’s continued success in the years ahead.”

DNC Chair Statement on Rand Paul’s 2016 Announcement

Washington, DC – In response to Senator Rand Paul’s announcement that he will run for president in 2016, DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement:

“Rand Paul says he wants to unleash the American Dream bu…

DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz Announces Leah Daughtry CEO of Democratic National Convention Committee

Washington, DC – Today, Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced the appointment of Reverend Leah D. Daughtry to be Chief Executive Officer of the Democratic National Convention Committee.

“We are thri…

DNC Expands Communications Team for 2016 Cycle

Washington DC – The Democratic National Committee today is announcing four top-notch operatives to new and expanded roles in its communications department.

“I am thrilled to announce these new members of our communications team,” …

Women’s History Month

 

I have been thinking about Women’s History Month and how to mark its passing for a while. This month has always been a time of reflection, a chance to look back on all that women have accomplished for themselves and the contribution…

DNC Chair Rep. Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on the Retirement of Senator Harry Reid

Washington, DC – DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on Harry Reid’s announcement that he will not seek re-election to the Senate in 2016:

“Senator Harry Reid is a committed fighter for the people of Nevada, and he embodies the true definition of a thoughtful public servant and a pragmatic politician. As the leader of Senate Democrats for the past decade, he shepherded some of our greatest legislative achievements on behalf of the American people, including the Affordable Care Act and Wall Street reform.

“On a personal note, Harry Reid has stepped up to help me pass critical legislation through the Senate, from swimming pool safety to save children’s lives, to my EARLY Act breast cancer legislation, which he added to the Affordable Care Act, helping young breast cancer patients and survivors. It has been an honor to get to know him and fight by his side.

“From Searchlight to the Senate, he has been a tireless advocate for improving people’s lives, advocating for comprehensive immigration reform, a higher minimum wage, and a cleaner environment.

“I look forward to working with him to advance our party’s agenda nationally and in the Congress over the next 22 months.

“He and Landra deserve all the happiness in the world, and I wish them and their family the best.”

DNC Vice Chair Statement on Governor Mike Pence Signing SB 101

Washington, DC – In response to Indiana Governor Mike Pence signing SB 101, a bill that could allow Indiana businesses to deny services to customers based on sexual orientation, DNC Vice Chair, President of the Association of State Democratic C…

DNC Chair Statement on the House Budget Passage

Washington, DC – After House Republicans passed their budget last night, DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement:

“Budgets show the values of the people who propose them, and the latest House Republican…

DNC Chair Statement on Jacksonville Mayoral Election

Washington – DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued the following statement on last night’s mayoral election in Jacksonville, FL:

Congratulations to Mayor Alvin Brown on being the top vote-getter in yesterday’s four-way election. I’m particularly pleased by the number of Democrats who participated in early voting. Mayor Brown has delivered for the people of Jacksonville, making the city a great place to live and work. I look forward to joining other Florida Democrats in helping the Mayor win May’s runoff and earn another four years of service.

DNC Chair Statement on Ted Cruz’s 2016 Announcement

Washington, DC – In response to Senator Ted Cruz’s announcement that he will run for president in 2016, DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement:

“As the de-facto leader of the Republican Party in recent…

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