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Deborah "Debbie" Wasserman Schultz is an American politician. She is the U.S. Representative for Florida's 23rd congressional district, a member of the Democratic Party, the Chair of the Democratic National Committee and the author of the book For the Next Generation: A Wake-Up Call to Solving Our Nation's Problems, published October 15, 2013 by St. Martin's Press.

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Dear Americans, Take It From the People of Florida: Jeb Bush Is Wrong for You

(282) Comments | Posted June 15, 2015 | 11:57 AM

As Jeb Bush officially announces his presidential bid today, the rest of the country is still recovering from the last President Bush. George W. Bush's eight years in office ended in the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Even after 63 straight months of private sector job growth under...

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Human Trafficking Survivors Cannot Wait

(5) Comments | Posted May 13, 2015 | 3:48 PM

Co-authored by Yasmin Vafa, Co-founder and Director of Law and Policy, Rights4Girls

Jade was kidnapped on her way home from school. Violently thrown into the trunk of a car and taken from her hometown, she was held against her will and tortured by her captor for six excruciating months. At...

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How Democrats Are Fighting for Moms Every Day

(14) Comments | Posted May 9, 2015 | 7:48 PM

Today, moms across the country will be treated to brunches, cards, flowers, and just generally the appreciation they so fully deserve. The range of ways we show our love for mothers will be as varied and diverse as the families celebrating.

Of course, moms deserve more than...

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After Shutdown, A Year of GOP Obstruction

(245) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 8:12 AM

One year ago today, Republicans made their strongest possible case outlining their governing principles.

Threatened by the prospect of millions of Americans securing access to quality, affordable health care, Republicans chose instead to shut down the federal government.

The consequences of their actions were felt across the nation. America's national...

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Marco Rubio & the GOP's Reckless Shutdown Politics

(135) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 8:41 AM

Last year, Marco Rubio and his allies like Ted Cruz and Rand Paul spent their summer ginning up support for a risky plan to gut Obamacare or cause a government shutdown.

As a result of their reckless gamesmanship, Republicans shut down the government for 16 days, costing the economy $24...

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In Massachusetts, Bush and Baker Ignore Threat of Climate Change

(50) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 10:26 AM

Today, Republican Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker will be joined on the campaign trail by former Florida governor Jeb Bush. Although they will be together for a fundraiser in Cape Cod, it is unlikely that the two will discuss one of the most critical issues facing the area: the looming...

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Tuesday's Tea Party Triumph

(114) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 6:55 PM

Yesterday, Republican Speaker John Boehner admitted that "there's not that big a difference" between the Tea Party and the GOP. The results of last night's primaries are just the latest confirmation that this is true. The civil war in the Republican Party is over and the Tea Party has won.

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One Year Later, Same Old Party

(302) Comments | Posted March 18, 2014 | 4:44 PM

After the 2012 election, the Republican Party was at a crossroads. They had just lost two presidential elections in a row -- but not only that, they had only won a popular majority in a national election once in the last six presidential races.

Still reeling from...

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Raise to Minimum Wage an Urgent Need for U.S.

(97) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 2:13 PM

A raise of the federal minimum wage is one of those common-sense proposals that is both good for the economy and good for the country. Considering there has not been an increase since July 2009, workers who depend on these wages have been losing income to inflation for over four...

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Resolving to End Obstruction

(138) Comments | Posted December 28, 2013 | 8:22 AM

Looking back on the past year, I am amazed by all of the remarkable moments that we have shared as Americans. The Affordable Care Act expanded the promise of affordable, quality health care for millions of Americans. The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was struck down, extending federal benefits to...

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No One Plans for This

(440) Comments | Posted December 5, 2013 | 7:35 AM

No one plans for the day when your doctor tells you, "You have cancer." I'll never forget six years ago -- on December 7, 2007 -- when it happened to me. My life and my heart were full -- a wonderful husband, three great children, a fantastic job with good...

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The Way Forward on Education

(381) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 3:50 PM

She was the youngest woman in history to be elected to Florida's legislature, and since 2011 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been the Chair of the Democratic Party. Throughout her career in public service she has made improving our education system a top priority. In her new book, For the...

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Newcomers Strengthen Our Nation

(123) Comments | Posted October 23, 2013 | 11:28 AM

In recent years, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been a forceful advocate for the DREAM Act, which would give young people who were born in a foreign country but raised in the United States a chance to earn their citizenship, with all the rights and opportunities that come with it....

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The Roots of Congressional Discord

(403) Comments | Posted October 18, 2013 | 2:03 PM

In her new book, For the Next Generation, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz discusses how the U.S. Congress came to be so gridlocked, and urges her colleagues to focus on finding common ground rather than scoring political points. The recent federal government shutdown and brinksmanship over the debt ceiling...

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Why I Wrote 'For the Next Generation'

(79) Comments | Posted October 15, 2013 | 11:35 AM

The idea for my book began to take shape three years ago, after the 2010 midterm elections. A new class of Republican Members was being sworn into Congress. Many of them held extreme views and they had radical methods for getting their way: If they didn't get exactly the policies...

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The Supreme Court's Gene Patenting Decision Was Personal

(92) Comments | Posted June 20, 2013 | 4:59 PM

The United States Supreme Court recently ruled that human genes cannot be patented, and this is exciting news for cancer patients, and individuals seeking to learn more about their genetic risk for disease.

The unanimous decision in Association of Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics struck down patents held by...

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Passover 5773: Too Many Women Are Still Slaves

(416) Comments | Posted March 25, 2013 | 11:56 AM

Rep. Wasserman Schultz provided this Passover message to American Jewish World Service.

Every Passover, we gather with family and friends around the Seder table to read the inspiring foundational story of our people's liberation from slavery in Egypt. We tell and retell this story every year, and millennia...

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