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Debbie Wasserman Schultz

The Leonard Lopate Show

Debbie Wasserman Schultz's Parental Perspective on Politics

Monday, October 14, 2013

Congresswoman and Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz talks about the challenges facing America and how they will affect future generations. For the Next Generation: A Wake-Up Call to Solving Our Nation’s Problems  discusses how important issues have been sidelined by gridlock in a Congress that is too concerned about the next election to worry about the future, and how the group of Americans who have the most to lose from this dysfunction are the ones least represented in government: America’s children. For the Next Generation is a call to action, one mother’s challenge to her congressional colleagues and to the rest of the nation, to adopt a parent’s perspective for doing right by kids.

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Transportation Nation

Transportation Spending is Target of Waste Watchdogs

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

(Washington, DC - Todd Zwillich, Transportation Nation)  The enemies of pork barrel spending are taking aim at the latest transportation funding bill. That’s despite the fact that earmarks in the bill are lower than ever.

Spending watchdog Citizens Against Government Waste says the Fiscal 2011 appropriations bill for the departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development is carrying 459 pet projects as it makes its way to the House floor later this summer.

Those earmarks, including $500,000 for a solar-powered Berkeley, Calif., ferry service championed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi,

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