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Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a Member of Congress from South Florida, representing parts of Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz was elected to Congress in 2004, the first Jewish woman to be elected from Florida. Access to quality, affordable health care and the safety and health of children and families are among her top policy priorities. In 2008, her personal and professional lives collided when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 41. Shortly thereafter, Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz learned she was a carrier of the BRCA-2 gene mutation. Seven surgeries and six years later the Congresswoman is cancer free, and used her own experience battling the disease to create policy that helps young women access the tools and resources they need to detect breast cancer early. Her Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young Act, or EARLY Act, became law as part of the Affordable Care Act in 2010.

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