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By Richard Leiby She didn’t cry on “Good Morning America.” She didn’t cry when she talked to the local press. But yesterday, surrounded by a sisterhood of other breast cancer survivors, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz stood looking so vulnerable and human — so unlike a typical member of Congress — at a lectern in a […]

  By Lesley Clark When Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz steps to the lectern at the Capitol on Monday to push for greater awareness of breast cancer risks in younger women, she’ll be speaking from experience. The Broward County Democrat and mother of three told The Miami Herald on Saturday that she successfully battled breast cancer […]

(Washington, DC)  — Rep. Wasserman Schultz, who is one of 19 original co-sponsors of key anti-foreclosure legislation, praised the House of Representatives’ passage of the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009 (H.R. 1106) today.  The Helping Families Save Their Homes Act will put in place a key first piece of President Obama’s comprehensive […]

By Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz Foreclosure rates are now approaching levels not seen since the Great Depression and Florida families are hurting. Florida currently has the second-highest number of foreclosed homes in the country. Since January, more than 4,200 Florida families have lost their homes. Another 1.2 million Florida homeowners are under water – that […]

  The Everglades would get $183.4 million for restoration work this year under a spending bill unveiled today by House Democrats. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a member of the Appropriations Committee, said the funds would “go a long way toward fulfilling the federal government’s commitment to help restore the Everglades. These funds will also help […]

(Washington, DC)  —  Rep. Wasserman Schultz made the following statement recognizing black history month: “Black history is the history of America and a time to pause and pay homage to the courage and ingenuity of the women and men that have contributed to the rich diversity for which this nation is known. “This year’s black […]

(Washington, DC)  —  Rep. Wasserman Schultz today joined a majority in the House of Representatives in support of the final version of bipartisan legislation to provide health care to 11 million children in modest-income families. The State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Reauthorization Act was approved by a vote of 290-135. Passage by the House […]

By Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz America is facing its greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression. The signs are everywhere and Americans from all walks of life are feeling the impact. A staggering 2.6 million American jobs were lost in the last year of the Bush Administration — the culmination of a failed economic approach […]

  By William Gibson South Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been selected vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, a step that gives her a more prominent role as a young up-and-coming spokeswoman for the party. The Weston Democrat, age 42, was one of four vice chairs selected at the DNCs winter meeting in […]