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 Mar 21, 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
- Member, Subcommittee on National Security
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
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. 1705: To prevent the purchase of ammunition by prohibited purchasers.
- H.R. 1683: To modify the prohibition on recognition by United States courts of certain rights ...
- H.R. 1604: To amend title 5, United States Code, to deny security clearances to any ...
- H.R. 1477: Russian-Venezuelan Threat Mitigation Act
- H.R. 1102: Russian-Venezuelan Threat Mitigation Act
- H.R. 7035: National Strategy To Increase Life Expectancy Act of 2018
- H.R. 7030: Prevent CHILD Harm Act of 2018
|Wasserman Schultz’s Vote||Vote Description|
S. 3277: Space Frontier Act of 2018
Dec 21, 2018. Failed 239/137.
H.R. 6157: Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019
Sep 26, 2018. Passed 361/61.
H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion for the Department of Defense base budget, which is an increase of $17.1 billion above FY18 levels, and $68.1 billion ...
H.R. 4324: Strengthening Oversight of Iran’s Access to Finance Act
Dec 14, 2017. Passed 252/167.
H.R. 4324 would require the Department of the Treasury to submit a report to Congress regarding financial transactions authorized in connection with commercial passenger aircraft sales to Iran. Specifically, the bill requires the Secretary of the Treasury to report to the House Financial Services and ...
H.R. 1638: Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act
Dec 13, 2017. Passed 289/135.
H.R. 1638 requires the Department of Treasury to provide a report to help further efforts to prevent the financing of terrorism, money laundering, or related illicit finance and to help clarify for financial institutions and legitimate businesses ways they can comply with remaining sanctions. The ...
H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...
H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating ...
Feb 16, 2017. Passed 230/188.
Joe Biden never got the opportunity to break a single 50-50 Senate tie in eight years as vice president. Mike Pence has already broken two. One from last month has since become law: a measure allowing states to withhold federal Planned Parenthood funding. (The other ...
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant legislative change to the U.S. patent system since the ...
H.R. 31 (111th): Lumbee Recognition Act
Jun 3, 2009. Passed 240/179.
From Jan 2005 to Mar 2019, Wasserman Schultz missed 561 of 10,215 roll call votes, which is 5.5%. 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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: