Robert Wexler

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Robert Wexler previously served the 19th Congressional district of Florida

Robert I. Wexler is President of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace. A Democrat, he previously served as a U.S. Representative for the 19th Congressional district of Florida 1997 to 2010.[1]

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

Wexler voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[2]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Support for gun control

Wexler cosponsored H.R 1022 (Assault Weapons Ban Reauthorization Act of 2007) on March 9, 2007.[3]

Main article: U.S. gun legislation

Reparations for Japanese Latin Americans

Wexler cosponsored The Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Latin Americans of Japanese Descent Act in the 110th Congress which would establish a commission that would determine the facts and circumstances involving the relocation, internment and deportation of Japanese Latin Americans.[4]

Main article: Redress for Japanese Latin Americans/ U.S. legislation#Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Latin Americans of Japanese Descent Act of 2007

Biography

Wexler was born January 2, 1961 in New York City. He was educated at Emory University, the University of Florida and the George Washington University School of Law, and was a lawyer before entering the House. Rep. Wexler is Jewish, and very active on Israeli issues.

Wexler was elected to the House in 1996, and is currently a Co-Chair with Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY) on the Congressional Study Group on Turkey, administered by the United States Association of Former Members of Congress. [1]

2006 elections

No major candidates announced their intentions to contest Wexler’s seat in the November 2006 election. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [2]

2008 elections

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Before Hillary Clinton conceded the race, Robert Wexler, as a superdelegate, had endorsed Barack Obama for President.

For more information and sources, see the state page for this superdelegate linked to in the blue box above.

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Robert Wexler
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals

Committees and affiliations

Committees

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

Caucuses and coalitions

  • Congressional Friends of Animals
  • Co-founder, Congressional Taiwan Caucus
  • India Caucus
  • Co Founder, Indonesia Caucus
  • Co Founder, Co Chair, Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention Caucus
  • New Democratic Coalition
  • American Representative, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Parliamentary Assembly
  • Serbia Caucus
  • Silk Road Caucus
  • Co Founder, US-Turkish Relations Caucus

Boards and other affiliations

  • Board of Directors, Boca Raton Museum of Art
  • Board of Directors, Caldwell Theater
  • Calusa Elementary School Parent Teacher Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Congressional Advisory Board, Humpty Dumpty Institute

More background data

Wikipedia also has an article on Robert Wexler. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


Articles and resources

References

  1. Robert Wexler profile, S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace, accessed January 2011.
  2. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.
  3. Thomas page on H.R. 1022
  4. "SENS. INOUYE, AKAKA, LEAHY, LEVIN, BENNETT, MURKOWSKI, STEVENS," US Fed News 15, 2007.

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