Debbie (Debbie) Wasserman Schultz (D-USH23)
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Capitol: 202.225.7931
FAX: 202.226.2052
District: 305.936.5724
Representative
Room 1114 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-0923

Residence: Weston, FL
Elected: 2004    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Steve Schultz   DOB: 9/27/1966
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
Co-ChairCongressional Everglades Caucus
Co-ChairLatino-Jewish Congressional Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Cuba Democracy Caucus
Co-ChairVenezuela Democracy Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations
FC MemberCongressional Contaminated Drywall Caucus (CCDC)
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
Co-ChairCongressional Kids Safety Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Women's High-Tech Caucus
Vice ChairHouse Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies
FC MemberMaternity Caucus
Co-ChairBipartisan Congressional PCOS Caucus
FC MemberOil and National Security Caucus [ONS Caucus]
FC MemberCongressional Citrus Caucus
FC MemberFlorida Ports Caucus
FC Member30-Something Working Group
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
FC MemberCongressional Maker Caucus (3D Printing Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Cancer Survivors Caucus
FC MemberReality Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on National Security
FC MemberCongressional Estuary Caucus
FC MemberHouse Cancer Prevention Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the European Union (EU)
MemberHouse Committee on Appropriations
FC MemberCongressional United Kingdom (UK) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Voting Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Creative Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Peace Corps Caucus
FC MemberCongressional State Medicaid Expansion Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Oversight and Reform
FC MemberCongressional Hockey Caucus
FC MemberCongressional French Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hazards Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Library of Congress Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Soccer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Recycling Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention (IP)
FC MemberCongressional Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus
FC MemberHouse Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional National Parks Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Urban Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Youth Sports
FC MemberCrohn's and Colitis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hellenic-Israel Alliance Caucus
FC MemberHouse Afterschool Caucus
FC MemberCrime Survivors and Justice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Bullying Caucus
Co-Vice ChairCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Shipbuilding Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to End the Youth Vaping Epidemic
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
Counties Representing
Broward

Bio

Debbie Wasserman Schultz has dedicated her public life to serving South Floridians and standing up for justice, equality, and opportunity wherever and whenever it is threatened. As Florida's first Jewish Congresswoman, she has earned the respect of her colleagues for working tirelessly on behalf of seniors, children, and families for nearly three decades.

First sworn in to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2005, Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz previously served in the Florida House of Representatives and Florida Senate where she originally displayed her philosophy that there is "no task too small, and no goal too big." Only two months after her arrival in Congress, Wasserman Schultz became a leading national voice in opposition to President George W. Bush's involvement in the Terry Schiavo case. Facing a House of Representatives controlled by Republicans, she stood up for civil rights and defended the idea that "Congress is not the appropriate venue to decide end-of-life or any private, personal family dispute." Known for vigorously defending her progressive values, the Congresswoman has also demonstrated her ability to pass meaningful legislation in a bipartisan fashion. She teamed up with former Republican Senator Arlen Specter to write a resolution - passed unanimously by both houses of Congress and signed by President Bush - to declare May as Jewish American Heritage Month in an effort to reduce anti-Semitism, hate, and bigotry.

As a mother of three, Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz has worked to prioritize the safety and security of our nation's youth. She authored the first federal pool and spa safety legislation - the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. Since its passage in 2007, there have been no drain entrapment deaths in any public pools in the United States. That same year, she sponsored the PROTECT Our Children Act, which created the largest law enforcement effort ever formed for the protection of our nation's youth.

After announcing her own battle with breast cancer in 2009, Wasserman Schultz introduced the EARLY Act, a piece of legislation designed to increase breast cancer education and awareness. The EARLY Act became law as part of the Affordable Care Act, signed by President Barack Obama in 2010. Wasserman Schultz also worked with Republican Congresswoman Renee Elmers to write and pass the PALS Act, which helps increase young women's access to mammograms.

A leading advocate for women and girls, Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz introduced the Rape Survivor Child Custody Act to encourage more states to allow women to terminate the parental rights of a rapist, based on clear and convincing evidence. The bill was signed into law by President Obama in 2015.

Currently Wasserman Schultz serves as a Cardinal on the Appropriations Committee, making history as the first-ever woman to Chair the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, where she is committed to ensuring our nation's veterans have the resources and support they need. In addition, she serves on the Agriculture Subcommittee, as well as the Energy and Water Subcommittee, where Wasserman Schultz is a leading advocate of the efforts to protect the Florida Everglades, take bold action on climate change, and safeguard our air and water.

In the 117th Congress, Wasserman Schultz also serves on the Committee on Oversight and Reform (COR), which has vast jurisdiction over the government and private sector, and plays a key role in overseeing the Biden Administration. As Chief Deputy Whip of the Democratic Caucus, Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz has the unique ability to work with and help lead her colleagues in support of a progressive policy agenda. She has been a tireless defender of Social Security and Medicare and is strongly committed to expanding access to quality and affordable health care, preventing senseless tragedies of gun violence, and defending the fundamental idea that all Americans have the right to be treated equally under the law.

Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz attended the University of Florida where she served as president of the Student Senate and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science in 1988 and a Master's Degree in 1990. She has been married to Steve Schultz for more than 20 years and together they have three children.

Wasserman Schultz has said that representing the people of Florida's 23rd district is the greatest privilege of her professional life. A proud South Floridian who represents parts of Broward and Miami-Dade counties, Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz resides with her family in Weston.