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Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz

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District:
Florida-23rd
Key Coastal Communities:
Fort Lauderdale, Dania Beach, Adventura & Sunny Isles Party
Party:
Democratic
Terms:
6
Committees:
Appropriations
Caucuses:
Florida Ports & Everglades Caucuses
Quotes:

“Protecting the environment is vital to protect the health of all Americans, particularly our children. I will continue to fight for cleaner air, cleaner water, and preservation of our natural resources, understanding that what we do today has an impact on future generations of Americans. “

Websites:
http://wassermanschultz.house.gov/
http://www.debbiewassermanschultz.com/splash/
Links:

Leadership: As a Representative from the state of Florida, Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz has been outspoken about the dangers of offshore oil drilling and the need to invest in alternative energy solutions. She has highlighted the damage BP’s oil spill did to coral reefs, mangrove forests and sea grasses, and pointed out that these habitats are critical for healthy commercial and recreational fisheries in the Gulf. In response, Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz has cosponsored a number of bills aimed at preventing future spills, as well as legislation that preserves and restores coral reefs. She has also led efforts to protect another of Florida’s important natural resources, the Everglades. Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz is a fearless advocate for the citizens of the 23rd District and the progressive causes that matter to so many of them. She is also a true champion for our oceans and we are proud to endorse her.

Representative Wasserman Schultz sponsored:

  • HR 2261 (Marine Oil Spill Prevention Act 2017)

Representative Wasserman Schultz cosponsored:

  • H.R 1889 (Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act 2017)
  • H.R 2908 (Climate Change National Security Strategy Act of 2017)
  • H.R 2000 (CLEANER Act of 2017)
  • H.R 468 (Foreign Spill Protection Act of 2017)
  • H.R 4479 (Families of Flint Act 2016)
  • H.R. 230 (To amend the Water Resources Development Act of 2000 to authorize the Central Everglades Planning Project, Florida.)
  • H.R. 1684 (Foreign Spill Protection Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 1814 (To permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.)
  • H.R. 2553 (Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 71 (Coral Reef Conservation Act Reauthorization and Enhancement Amendments of 2013)
  • H.R. 913 (Everglades for the Next Generation Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 1837 (Clean Water Protection Act)
  • H.R. 5631 (To authorize the Central Everglades Planning Project, Florida, and for other purposes.)
  • H.R. 572 (Clean Ports Act of 2011)
  • H.R. 2047 (Caribbean Coral Reef Protection Act of 2011)
  • H.R. 5214 (Big Oil Bailout Prevention Act of 2010)
  • H.R. 5241 (BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster Inquiry Commission Act of 2010)
  • H.R. 5358 (Florida Coastal Protection Act of 2010)
  • H.R. 556 (Southern Sea Otter Recovery and Research Act of 2009)
  • H.R. 3650 (Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2009)
  • H.R. 21 (Ocean Conservation, Education, and National Strategy for the 21st Century Act “Oceans 21” of 2007)