ENG:Deborah Wasserman Schultz (born September 27, 1966) is an American politician. She is the U.S. Representative for Florida's 23rd congressional district, a member of the Democratic Party and the Chair of the Democratic National Committee. She previously served in the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate. She is the first Jewish Congresswoman ever elected from Florida.
The district covers parts of Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, including the densely-populated coastal cities of Fort Lauderdale and Miami Beach.
Early life, education and career
Born Deborah Wasserman in Forest Hills, Queens in New York City, she grew up on Long Island. She is the daughter of Ann Wasserman, who is employed at Macy's, and Larry Wasserman, a CPA. She received a Bachelor of Arts in ...
The Republican candidates for president shared the first-in-the-nation spotlight with Democratic leadership last week.
The majority of the 2012 New Hampshire primary activity has been on the Republican side, with a number of candidates working hard to earn the support of as many voters as possible. Recently, the Democrats had a few opportunities to share their vision for the future of our country directly with the people of New Hampshire.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz was the keynote speaker at the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s midterm convention. Not only does she represent ...
Republican Bob Turner's stunning victory in a New York special congressional election on Sept. 13, 2011, has Democrats scrambling to offer explanations for their pre-presidential election year defeat.The leading defense is that the result in New York's 9th district is an isolated event -- the combination of local issues, a less-than-strong Democratic candidate in David Weprin and the lingering baggage of the 9th District's former congressman, Anthony Weiner, who resigned after admitting to sending inappropriate messages to several women via Twitter and Facebook.Party leaders also contend that ...
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) had some criticism for fellow Florida Congressman Allen West (R) and decided to let it out on the House floor. Here is what the Congresswoman said about Rep. West today:“The gentleman from Florida who represents thousands of Medicare beneficiaries, as do I, is supportive of this plan that would increase costs for Medicare beneficiaries. Unbelievable from a member from South Florida.”Wasserman Schultz apparently made her remarks after West left the House floor, leaving him unable to hear it. This prompted West to send an irate email in response. ...
Opposition to Republican CR that Reinforces Sequester Opposition to Republican CR that Reinforces Sequester
Wasserman Schultz took to the House floor to urge House Republicans to consider the balanced House Democratic proposal to replace the sequester rather than a...
News & Politics
U.S. Reps Host Equal Pay Day Roundtable FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – This year marks 50 years since President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act of 1963, and yet today in 2013, women still earn 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man.Tuesday, April 9...