Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Current Office: U.S. House - District 23, Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/2004
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 23
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Steve; 3 Children: Rebecca, Jake, Shelby
Birth Date: 09/27/1966
Birth Place: Long Island, NY
Home City: Weston, FL
Religion: Jewish
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2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 67% 2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 67% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 93% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 75% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 89% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 89% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 83% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 93% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 83% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 75% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 69% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 81% 2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 74% 2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90% 2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90% 2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Economic) 79% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 84% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Composite Score) 85% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Social) 85% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 17% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 17% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 60% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 72% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 60% 2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80% 2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80% 2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 91% 2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 78% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 79% 2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90% 2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90% 2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 87% 2010 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 87% 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 92% 2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 15 2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 15 2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 52% 2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 52% 2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2009 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 82% 2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 87% 2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 87% 2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 84% 2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2008 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 85% 2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 70% 2008 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 85% 2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 82% 2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 100% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 100% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 67% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 67% 2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 44% 2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 44% 2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90% 2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90% 2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 85% 2007 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 73% 2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 77.3% 2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 73% 2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 65 2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 65 2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 67% 2006 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 78.5% 2006 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 83% 2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 84% 2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 100% 2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 100% 2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Social Issues 70% 2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Economic Issues 8% 2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 0% 2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 0% 2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2005 Hope for Peace and Justice - Positions 100 2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95% 2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95% 2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 81% 2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 83% 2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 72% 2005 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 85% 2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%

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