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By Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Washington, DC)  —  Every day, injured and sick Floridians worry about whether they will be able to get better—and whether they can afford to. Millions of Americans across the country wonder if they can even continue to pay for routine care to stay healthy and prevent disease before it starts. […]

(Washington, DC) — Rep. Wasserman Schultz voted in favor of new clean energy jobs and energy independence today, helping to pass H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009.  This legislation will revitalize our nation’s economy by creating millions of new jobs, increasing our national security by reducing our dependence on foreign […]

(Washington, DC) – Rep. Wasserman Schultz joined the United States Congress in approving stronger, tougher sanctions against Iran today, protecting the security of the United States and sending a strong message that the U.S.  Government will not allow a nuclear-armed Iran.  Rep. Wasserman Schultz was an original co-sponsor of the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and […]

By Bennett Roth, CQ Staff Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz concedes that compared with oversight of major budget issues, chairing the Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee might not be the sexiest assignment. Nevertheless, the 42-year-old Democrat from South Florida, now in her third term, is much sought after by fellow lawmakers whose daily lives can be affected […]

  By Scott S. Greenberger Ten weeks after taking office as the first Jewish congresswoman from Florida, Debbie Wasserman Schultz was a virtual unknown on the national scene. It was early 2005, and the petite lawmaker, then 38, was attending a children’s birthday party in her southern Florida district when an aide called to tell […]

(Washington, DC) – This week, in the run up to her Saturday Small Business Workshop, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-20) praised passage of H.R. 2352, the “Job Creation Through Entrepreneurship Act of 2009, which will drive economic growth by creating new jobs and giving small businesses and entrepreneurs the resources they need to succeed and […]

(Washington, DC) – Rep. Wasserman Schultz voted today to bring reform and consumer protections to the credit card industry. The Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights passed the House of Representatives with an overwhelming bipartisan majority of 70 – 357, and similarly passed the Senate by 5-90. The bill will now go on to President Obama […]

By Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Washington, DC)  —   For the last several years, the contributions of American Jews to American history have been recognized in the month of May, better known as Jewish American Heritage Month.  The purpose of Jewish American Heritage Month is to promote understanding of the many contributions American Jews have made […]

(Washington, DC)  —  Rep. Wasserman Schultz (FL-20) today praised the Obama Administration announcement that $96 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds will go toward Everglades restoration projects. “The Everglades are a vital part of Florida’s heritage and a national treasure,” said Rep. Wasserman Schultz. “These funds will help provide construction related jobs for Floridians […]

Rep. Wasserman Schultz discusses how the House reduced its carbon footprint by 72% in 2 years. (Washington D.C.) – Once a year on April 22nd we come together for Earth Day, a time to celebrate gains we have made and create new visions to accelerate environmental progress. Since 1970 when Earth Day started we’ve made […]