Debbie Wasserman Schultz

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Debbie Wasserman Schultz.jpg
U.S. House, Florida, District 23
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2005-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorAlcee L. Hastings (D)
Leadership
Chairwoman, Democratic National Committee
2011-Present
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$20.21 in 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$9,842,213
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Florida State Senate, 34th District
2003-2004
Florida State Senate, 32nd District
2001-2003
Florida House of Representatives, 97th District
1993-2001
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Florida (1988)
Master'sUniversity of Florida (1990)
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 27, 1966
Place of birthForest Hills, New York
ProfessionPolitician
Net worth$21,005.50
ReligionJudaism
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (b. September 27, 1966, in Forest Hills, NY) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Wasserman Schultz was elected by voters from Florida's 23rd Congressional District.

Wasserman Schultz was first elected to the U.S. House in 2004 from District 20 and was most recently re-elected in District 23 in 2012.[1]

She previously served as in District 34 of the Florida State Senate from 2003 to 2004, District 32 of the Florida State Senate from 2001 to 2003 and District 97 of the Florida House of Representatives from 1993 to 2001.[2]

She serves as one of the Chief Deputy Whips of the Democratic caucus for the 113th Congress.[3] She also serves as the current chair of the Democratic National Committee.

She is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. She ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination in the primary election.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Wasserman Schultz is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning she will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Wasserman Schultz was born in 1966 on Long Island, NY. She attended the University of Florida and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science in 1988 and with a Master’s Degree in 1990.[4]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Wasserman Schultz serves on the following committees:[5][6]

2011-2012

Wasserman Schultz served on the following committees:[7]

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[10] For more information pertaining to Wasserman Schultz's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[11]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.png Wasserman Schultz voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[12]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Yea3.png Wasserman Schultz voted in favor of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[12]

CISPA (2013)

Nay3.png Wasserman Schultz voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[13] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[12]

NDAA

Yea3.png Wasserman Schultz voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[12]

Economy

Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[14] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[15][16] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[16] Wasserman Schultz voted with 88 other Democratic representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[17][18] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[18] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[19] It included a 1 percent increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Wasserman Schultz joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[17][18]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[20] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[21] Wasserman Schultz voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[22]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[23] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Wasserman Schultz voted for HR 2775.[24]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Nay3.png Wasserman Schultz voted against HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill called for a stop to a 0.5 percent pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[12]

Immigration


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Morton Memos Prohibition

Nay3.png Wasserman Schultz voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.[12]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Nay3.png Wasserman Schultz voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[12]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Nay3.png Wasserman Schultz voted against HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[12]

Statements on future of Obamacare

During an November 2013 interview on CNN, Wasserman Schultz remained optimistic about the future of Obamacare:

"I think actually that Democrats will be able to run on Obamacare as an advantage," Schultz said.[25]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Nay3.png Wasserman Schultz voted against House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[12]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Yea3.png Wasserman Schultz voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. She was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[26]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Debbie Wasserman Schultz's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Wasserman Schultz is a Populist-Leaning Liberal. Wasserman Schultz received a score of 68 percent on social issues and 7 percent on economic issues.[27]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[28]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Opposes
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Opposes Human needs over animal rights Strongly Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Opposes
Support & expand free trade Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Opposes
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Strongly Opposes
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Favors Stay out of Iran Favors
Privatize Social Security Unknown Never legalize marijuana Favors
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[27]

National security

American response in Syria

See also: United States involvement in Syria

On September 3, 2013, Wasserman Schultz said the U.S. would be bolstered with support from “dozens” of international allies if the United States made military strikes against Syria.[29]

However, Wasserman Schultz said she was not at “liberty to say” specifically what countries have expressed supporting in missile strikes, because some of the information she received was classified.[29] Echoing the sentiments of John McCain (R), Wasserman Schultz has been vocal on her support of intervention adding “and voting this down would be catastrophic for our credibility.”[29]

Controversy

Funding government

Wasserman Schultz said in an interview on September 20, 2013, that Republicans needed to “embrace sanity” in the debate over funding the government.[30]

Voter suppression in Colorado recalls

Wasserman Schultz released a statement on September 11, 2013, that “voter suppression” led to the defeat of the two Democratic lawmakers in Colorado.[31]

The recall, in which state senate president John Morse and state senator Angela Giron were ousted because of their support for gun control, was hotly contested and national figures weighed in from across the country, including donations and efforts by both the National Rifle Association and New York City Mayor Bloomberg.[31]

Wasserman Schultz attributed the results to ballot complications and the efforts of “right wing groups.”[31]

House Judiciary Committee

Wasserman Schultz was first appointed into the House Judiciary Committee after being sworn into her second term in Congress on January of 2007.[32] She also served on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Head of Democratic National Committee

Wasserman Schultz angered top members of the Democratic Party when she went public with a plan to use her connections as the chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) for potential a statewide run in Florida, or even a campaign to replace Nancy Pelosi as Democratic leader in the House.[33][34][35]

In an interview in August 2013 Wasserman Schultz revealed that she planned to use her position as the head of the DNC and "its extensive and deep-pocketed donor network" to expand the reach of the organization, to at least "double" the money given to Democrats in the House, Senate and state capitals around the country.[36][37]

DNC campaign in Arizona, Texas and Georgia

Wasserman Schultz took part in a campaign-style trip through three Republican-leaning states— Arizona, Texas and Georgia — where the Democratic Party desperately attempted to build connections, according to an announcement by Democratic National Committee (DNC) officials on August 21, 2013.[38] As part of the tour, she addressed a meeting of the DNC in Arizona before heading to Texas and Georgia for "party-building events."[38]

RNC spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski responded to Wasserman Schultz’s planned political travel by pointing to the two committees’ financial scoreboard.[38] “The DNC is $18 million in debt and they appear to be struggling to raise money. I wish them luck trying to make inroads in three states while the RNC is well on our way to building a 50-state strategy and completely overhauling how we contact voters,” Kukowski said.[38]

Elections

2014

See also: Florida's 23rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Wasserman Schultz is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. She ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination in the primary election. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Florida's 23rd Congressional District elections, 2012

Wasserman Schultz was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 23rd District. She won the nomination on the Democratic ticket.[39] The signature filing deadline was June 8, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012. Wasserman Schultz ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012.[40] She was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[41]

U.S. House, Florida District 23 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDebbie Wasserman Schultz Incumbent 63.2% 174,205
     Republican Karen Harrington 35.6% 98,096
     Independent Ilya Katz 1.1% 3,129
Total Votes 275,430
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Wasserman Schultz attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Wasserman Schultz is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Wasserman Schultz raised a total of $9,842,213 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 4, 2013.[45]

Debbie Wasserman Schultz's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Florida, District 23) Won $3,629,324
2010 U.S. House (Florida, District 20) Won $1,930,111
2008 U.S. House (Florida, District 20) Won $1,721,750
2006 U.S. House (Florida, District 20) Won $1,036,924
2004 U.S. House (Florida, District 20) Won $1,524,104
Grand Total Raised $9,842,213


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Wasserman Schultz's reports.[46]

Debbie Wasserman Schultz (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[47]April 15, 2013$530,196.58$230,323.42$(305,287.57)$455,232.43
July Quarterly[48]July 15, 2013$455,232.43$263,188.86$(282,968.45)$435,452.84
October Quarterly[49]October 13, 2013$435,452.84$284,966.87$(230,035.56)$490,384.15
Year-end[50]January 31, 2014$490,384$276,315$(236,544)$530,155
April Quarterly[51]April 15, 2014$530,155$330,290$(303,455)$556,990
July Quarterly[52]July 15, 2014$556,990$350,793$(332,275)$575,509
Pre-Primary[53]August 14, 2014$575,509$114,219$(137,442)$552,286
October Quarterly[54]October 15, 2014$552,286$3,291,413$(357,383)$524,046
Running totals
$5,141,509.15$(2,185,390.58)

2012

Wasserman Schultz won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Wasserman Schultz's campaign committee raised a total of $3,629,324 and spent $3,520,041.[55] This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[56]

Cost per vote

Wasserman Schultz spent $20.21 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Shultz won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Wasserman Schultz's campaign committee raised a total of $1,930,111 and spent $2,018,504.[57]


Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Wasserman Schultz's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between -$237,987 to $279,998 . That averages to $21,005.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Wasserman Schultz ranked as the 401st most wealthy representative in 2012.[58] Between 2004 and 2012, Wasserman Schultz's calculated net worth[59] decreased by an average of 11 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[60]

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$235,798
2012$21,005.50
Growth from 2004 to 2012:-91%
Average annual growth:-11%[61]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[62]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Wasserman Schultz received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Lawyers/Law Firms industry.

From 2003-2014, 25.24 percent of Wasserman Schultz's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[63]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Debbie Wasserman Schultz Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $11,686,521
Total Spent $11,134,260
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$1,167,414
Health Professionals$524,346
Real Estate$512,769
Retired$388,450
Public Sector Unions$356,250
% total in top industry9.99%
% total in top two industries14.48%
% total in top five industries25.24%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Wasserman Schultz is a "moderate Democratic leader," as of July 28, 2014. This was the same rating Wasserman Schultz received in June 2013.[64]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[65]

Wasserman Schultz most often votes with:

Wasserman Schultz least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Wasserman Schultz missed 365 of 7,445 roll call votes from January 2005 to July 2014. This amounts to 4.9 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[66]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Wasserman Schultz paid her congressional staff a total of $1,145,335 in 2011. She ranked 29th on the list of the highest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranked 36th overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Florida ranked 36th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[67]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.

2013

Wasserman Schultz ranked 120th in the liberal rankings in 2013.[68]

2012

Wasserman Schultz ranked 62nd in the liberal rankings in 2012.[69]

2011

Wasserman Schultz ranked 98th in the liberal rankings in 2011.[70]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Wasserman Schultz voted with the Democratic Party 92.1 percent of the time, which ranked 127th among the 204 House Democratic members as of July 2014.[71]

2013

Wasserman Schultz voted with the Democratic Party 96 percent of the time, which ranked 35th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[72]

Personal

Wasserman Schultz has been married to Steve Schultz for 20 years and together they have three children. Wasserman Schlutz resides with her family in Weston, Florida.

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See also

External links

Official U.S. House website
Official mobile website
Official campaign website


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Political offices
Preceded by
Alcee L. Hastings (D)
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida, District 23
2013-present
Succeeded by
-
Preceded by
Peter Deutsch
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida, District 20
2005-2013
Succeeded by
Alcee L. Hastings (D)
Preceded by
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Florida State Senate, District 34
2003-2004
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Florida State Senate, District 32
2001-2003
Succeeded by
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Florida House of Representatives, District 97
1993-2001
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