She was previously the representative for Florida’s 20th congressional district as a Democrat from 2005 to 2012.
Read our 2018 Report Card for Wasserman Schultz.
Wasserman Schultz is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Wasserman Schultz has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Sep 20, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Debbie Wasserman Schultz sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Appropriations
- Chair, Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Homeland Security
- House Committee on Oversight and Reform
Wasserman Schultz was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1846: PROTECT Our Children Act of 2017
- H.R. 5571 (114th): Sexual Assault Survivors’ Rights Act
- H.R. 1998 (114th): HERO Act of 2015
- H.R. 5185 (113th): EARLY Act Reauthorization of 2014
- H.R. 2276 (112th): To require the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office to conduct a study on effective ways to provide confirming genetic diagnostic test activity where ...
- H.R. 2918 (111th): Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2010
Does 6 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Wasserman Schultz sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Wasserman Schultz’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4077: Trauma-Informed Modernization of Eldercare for Holocaust Survivors Act
- H.R. 4078: EARLY Act Reauthorization of 2019
- H.R. 3868: Help Oversee, Manage, and Evaluate Safe Treatment and Ensure Access without Delay Act ...
- H.R. 2777: Protecting Access to Lifesaving Screenings Act of 2019
- H.R. 2745: Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020
- H.R. 2352: Marine Oil Spill Prevention Act
- H.R. 2217: Families, Not Facilities Act of 2019
From Jan 2005 to Sep 2019, Wasserman Schultz missed 572 of 10,630 roll call votes, which is 5.4%. This is much worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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