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{{tnr}}'''Debbie Wasserman Schultz''' (b. September 27, 1966) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]]. Schultz was elected by voters from [[Florida's 23rd congressional district]].  
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{{tnr}}'''Debbie Wasserman Schultz''' (b. September 27, 1966) 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 [[Florida's 20th congressional district|District 20]] and was most recently re-elected in [[Florida's 23rd congressional district|District 23]] in 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Florida ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>
 
Wasserman Schultz was first elected to the [[U.S. House]] in 2004 from [[Florida's 20th congressional district|District 20]] and was most recently re-elected in [[Florida's 23rd congressional district|District 23]] in 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Florida ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>
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===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
Schultz serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"]</ref>
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Wasserman Schultz serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations|Committee on Appropriations]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations|Committee on Appropriations]]
 
**Subcommittee on Legislative Branch ''Ranking member''
 
**Subcommittee on Legislative Branch ''Ranking member''
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====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
Schultz served on the following committees:<ref name="committees"> [http://wassermanschultz.house.gov/about/committees-and-caucuses.shtml ''Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz'' "Committees and Caucuses" Accessed October 20, 2011] </ref>
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Wasserman Schultz served on the following committees:<ref name="committees"> [http://wassermanschultz.house.gov/about/committees-and-caucuses.shtml ''Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz'' "Committees and Caucuses" Accessed October 20, 2011] </ref>
 
* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Budget]]<ref>[http://www.dwsforcongress.com/meet-debbie ''Debbie Wasserman Schultz for Congress'' "Meet Debbie" Accessed October 20, 2011] </ref>
 
* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Budget]]<ref>[http://www.dwsforcongress.com/meet-debbie ''Debbie Wasserman Schultz for Congress'' "Meet Debbie" Accessed October 20, 2011] </ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary]]<ref name="committees"> [http://wassermanschultz.house.gov/about/committees-and-caucuses.shtml ''Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz'' "Committees and Caucuses" Accessed October 20, 2011] </ref><ref>[http://www.dwsforcongress.com/meet-debbie ''Debbie Wasserman Schultz for Congress'' "Meet Debbie" Accessed October 20, 2011] </ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary]]<ref name="committees"> [http://wassermanschultz.house.gov/about/committees-and-caucuses.shtml ''Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz'' "Committees and Caucuses" Accessed October 20, 2011] </ref><ref>[http://www.dwsforcongress.com/meet-debbie ''Debbie Wasserman Schultz for Congress'' "Meet Debbie" Accessed October 20, 2011] </ref>
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===House Judiciary Committee===
 
===House Judiciary Committee===
  
Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz was first appointed into the House Judiciary Committee after being sworn into her second term in Congress on January of 2007.<ref>[http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=110_house_hearings&docid=f:33313.pdf "Government Printing Office" House Judiciary Committee:107th Congress](See Page ii)</ref>  Wasserman Schultz serves on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
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Wasserman Schultz was first appointed into the House Judiciary Committee after being sworn into her second term in Congress on January of 2007.<ref>[http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=110_house_hearings&docid=f:33313.pdf "Government Printing Office" House Judiciary Committee:107th Congress](See Page ii)</ref>  Wasserman Schultz serves on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
  
 
===Specific votes===
 
===Specific votes===
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===2010===
 
===2010===
[[File:Debbie Wasserman Schultz 2010 Donor Breakdown.jpg|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Schultz's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
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[[File:Debbie Wasserman Schultz 2010 Donor Breakdown.jpg|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Wasserman Schultz's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
Shultz won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Schultz's campaign committee raised a total of $1,930,111  and spent $2,018,504.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00026106&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'' "Debbie Wasserman Schultz 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed October 27, 2011]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00026106&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'' "Debbie Wasserman Schultz 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed October 27, 2011]</ref>
 
{{Congress donor box 2010
 
{{Congress donor box 2010
 
|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives, Florida's 20th Congressional District
 
|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives, Florida's 20th Congressional District
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
  
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Schultz is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|moderate Democratic leader]]," as of June 13, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/debbie_wasserman_schultz/400623 ''Gov Track'' "Schultz" Accessed June 13, 2013]</ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Wasserman Schultz is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|moderate Democratic leader]]," as of June 13, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/debbie_wasserman_schultz/400623 ''Gov Track'' "Wasserman Schultz" Accessed June 13, 2013]</ref>
  
 
===Lifetime voting record===
 
===Lifetime voting record===
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===Congressional staff salaries===
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Schultz paid her congressional staff a total of $1,145,335 in 2011.  She ranks 29th on the list of the highest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and she ranks 36th overall of the highest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Florida]] ranks 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.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/521/Rep_Debbie_Wasserman_Schultz.html LegiStorm "Debbie Wasserman Schultz"]</ref>
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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 ranks 29th on the list of the highest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and she ranks 36th overall of the highest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Florida]] ranks 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.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/521/Rep_Debbie_Wasserman_Schultz.html LegiStorm "Debbie Wasserman Schultz"]</ref>
  
 
===Net worth===
 
===Net worth===
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====2010====
 
====2010====
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Schultz's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between  $-289,989  and $234,997. That averages to $-27,496, which is lower than  the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00026106&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Schultz, (D-Florida), 2010"]</ref>
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Wasserman Schultz's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between  $-289,989  and $234,997. That averages to $-27,496, which is lower than  the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00026106&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Wasserman Schultz, (D-Florida), 2010"]</ref>
  
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
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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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]].
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==

Revision as of 13:38, 28 June 2013

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
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-$126,495
ReligionJudaism
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (b. September 27, 1966) 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]

Wasserman Schultz 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.

Biography

Debbie Wasserman Schultz was born in 1966 on Long Island, New York. 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]

2011-2012

Wasserman Schultz served on the following committees:[6]

Issues

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.[9] Wasserman Schultz serves on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" 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 one 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.[10]

Elections

2012

See also: Florida's 20th 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.[11] 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.[12] She was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[13]

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

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.[17]

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

2012

Breakdown of the source of Wasserman Schultz's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

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.[18]

2010

Breakdown of the source of Wasserman Schultz's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

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.[19]

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 June 13, 2013.[20]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Wasserman Schultz missed 292 of 6,440 roll call votes from Jan 2005 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 4.5%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[21]

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 ranks 29th on the list of the highest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and she ranks 36th overall of the highest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Florida ranks 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.[22]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Wasserman Schultz's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$439,987 and $186,997. That averages to -$126,495, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. Her average net worth decreased by 360.05% from 2010.[23]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Wasserman Schultz's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $-289,989 and $234,997. That averages to $-27,496, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[24]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Wasserman Schultz ranked 62nd in the liberal rankings in 2012.[25]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Wasserman Schultz ranked 98th in the liberal rankings.[26]

Voting with party

2013

Debbie Wasserman Schultz voted with the Democratic Party 96% of the time, which ranked 35th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[27]

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.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Debbie + Schultz + Florida + House

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External links

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


References

  1. ABC News "2012 General Election Results"
  2. Project Votesmart "Debbie Wasserman Schultz" Accessed June 13, 2013
  3. Office of the Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer "Hoyer Announces Whip Team for the 113th Congress," January 4, 2013
  4. Debbie Wasserman Schlutz for Congress "Meet Debbie" Accessed October 20, 2011
  5. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz "Committees and Caucuses" Accessed October 20, 2011
  7. Debbie Wasserman Schultz for Congress "Meet Debbie" Accessed October 20, 2011
  8. Debbie Wasserman Schultz for Congress "Meet Debbie" Accessed October 20, 2011
  9. "Government Printing Office" House Judiciary Committee:107th Congress(See Page ii)
  10. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  11. Miami Herald "Could Allen West and Debbie Wasserman Schultz run against each other in '12?" Accessed December 3, 2011
  12. AP Results "U.S. House Results" Accessed August 14, 2012
  13. ABC News "2012 General Election Results"
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. Open Secrets "Debbie Wasserman Schultz" Accessed April 4, 2013
  18. Open Secrets "Debbie Wasserman Schultz 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 13, 2013
  19. Open Secrets "Debbie Wasserman Schultz 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed October 27, 2011
  20. Gov Track "Wasserman Schultz" Accessed June 13, 2013
  21. GovTrack, "Debbie Wasserman Schultz," Accessed March 29, 2013
  22. LegiStorm "Debbie Wasserman Schultz"
  23. OpenSecrets.org, "Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla), 2011"
  24. OpenSecrets.org, "Wasserman Schultz, (D-Florida), 2010"
  25. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013
  26. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  27. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Alcee L. Hastings (D)
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida, District 23
2013-present
Succeeded by
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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
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida State Senate, District 32
2001-2003
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives, District 97
1993-2001
Succeeded by
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