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By Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Washington, DC)  —  It’s the dawn of a new day in Washington D.C. and around our great nation. For the past eight years many Americans have felt neglected, even damaged by the current Presidential administration. Together the 111th Congress and President-elect Barack Obama will bring change and accountability to the […]

By Aaron Blake Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) was handed perhaps the most important vice chairmanship in the Democratic Congressional Campaign Commmittee (DCCC) on Monday, taking on incumbent retention in the cycle ahead. Democrats are emphasizing their current members first in a cycle in which the party of the president typically loses seats. Wasserman Schultz […]

  Protect Our Children Act: Requires Internet Companies To Report Child Pornography CBS4   MIAMI (CBS4) – President Bush has signed brand new legislation into law that is designed to keep internet sex predators away from children. Mr. Bush signed the “Protect Our Children” Act http://www.protect.org/childPornography late Monday. The “Protect Our Children” Act creates the […]

(Washington, DC)  —  Important child protection legislation has been signed into law by the President, just weeks after passage in the Senate and the House. The PROTECT Our Children Act (S. 1738) drastically increases America’s readiness to combat a multi-billion dollar global child exploitation industry. It creates the largest law enforcement army ever created for […]

(Washington, DC)  —  Rep. Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on the Senate’s failure to pass the Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act: “I am extremely disappointed by the partisan politics of Senate Republicans who blocked H.R.7112, the Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Divestment Act of 2008. As an original cosponsor of this critical legislation, I […]

(Washington, DC)  —  Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced that she secured $9.7 million in federal funds for South Florida, helping to offset the fact that Floridians regularly pay more into the federal treasury than they receive back in funded programs. The approved projects were included in appropriations bills which recently passed the House and Senate […]

By Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz For the last several months our economy has been hit by a perfect storm. We’ve seen the cost of gas skyrocket to around $4 a gallon. Prices are up at your local grocery store. Then, the middle of September saw the collapse of some of our nation’s oldest banks, investment […]

(Washington, DC)  —  Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Chairwoman of the Committee on Appropriations’ Legislative Branch Subcommittee and Vice Chair of the House LGBT Equality Caucus, released the following statement in response to U.S. District Court Judge James Robinson’s Friday decision in Schroer v. Billington. He ruled that Diane Schroer was discriminated against by the Library […]

By Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Washington, DC)  —  Although I am very proud to represent South Florida in Congress, the job I am most proud of – the job closest to my heart – is being a mother to my 9-year-old twins and my 5-year-old daughter. That’s why, in Washington, I have no higher priority […]

Time.comBy: Jay Newton-Small Overkill is not a word in Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s vocabulary: applying for her first job out of grad school, Wasserman Schultz sent out more than 500 resumes. Florida state representative Peter Deutsch was so impressed, he not only hired her but also persuaded her to run for his seat four years later. […]