TITLE: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz Delivers Keynote Address for Women's History Month
SPEAKER: Debbie Wasserman Schultz
EVENT DATE: 2007/03/14
RUNNING TIME: 35 minutes
Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the newly restored House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch, delivered the keynote address for Women's History Month. Speaking to a packed room on the theme "Generations of Women Moving History Forward," Wasserman Schultz complimented the Librarian on his commitment to women in key leadership positions and spoke about her own personal and political history including, in 1992, becoming the youngest woman ever elected to the Florida State Legislature.
Speaker Biography: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has represented Florida's 20th Congressional District since 2005. In addition to being the youngest woman ever elected to the Florida State Legislature, where she served for 12 years, Rep. Wasserman Schultz has had many "firsts" in her career. She was selected to be a Senior Whip in her first term in the 109th Congress, the only freshman chosen to serve on the Whip Team. In the 110th Congress she was named Chief Deputy Whip by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and chosen by the House Committee on Appropriations to serve as Chair of the Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch.