Saturday, January 06, 2007
Congratulations to Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz
The people who live in Florida's 20th congressional district, which includes most of western Broward County, are very fortunate to be represented in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Just starting her second term in Congress, Debbie, through her hard work, keen intellect, and political savvy, has risen to an important position within the House Democratic leadership as a Chief Deputy Majority Whip. In addition, Debbie was selected to serve on the enormously powerful House Appropriations Committee, which, along with its Senate counterpart, is in charge of setting specific expenditures of funds by the federal government.
As a resident of Cooper City, I am proud to be represented in Congress by Debbie. Debbie is a consummate politician. She seems to instinctively know exactly how to maneuver and operate behind the scenes to accomplish her legislative and political objectives. More than that, I admire Debbie's courage and conviction to stand up and speak out for what she believes is right. For example, I was very impressed with Debbie's efforts on the House floor to point out the hypocrisy and falsehoods inherent in President George W. Bush and the Republicans' grandstanding on the Terry Schiavo case. In addition, I cheered when Debbie took to the House floor with her colleagues Kendrick Meek and Bill Delahunt to criticize the Republicans giving huge tax breaks and federal subsidies to the oil industry during a time when that industry is enjoying record profits.
I look forward to Debbie continuing her stellar record of achievement on behalf of the citizens of South Florida and the United States.