Robert Wexler

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Robert I. Wexler, a Democrat, represented the 19th District of Florida in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1997 to 2011.


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.[1]

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

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Support for gun control

Wexler cosponsored H.R 1022 (Assault Weapons Ban Reauthorization Act of 2007) on March 9, 2007.[2]

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.[3]

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


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

This information was gathered by volunteer researchers as part of the Superdelegate Transparency Project on the superdelegates for the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. For more info see the Florida superdelegate tracker or visit the STP homepage.

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

Money in politics

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Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

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.


DC office
  • 2304 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-1510 Fax: 202-225-1512
    Webform email
District offices
  • 2500 North Military Trail, Suite 100, Boca Raton, FL 33431
    Ph: 561-988-6302 Fax: (none entered)
  • Margate City Hall, 5790 Margate Boulevard, Margate, FL 33063
    Ph: 954-972-6454 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
Campaign office

Articles and resources


  1. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.
  2. Thomas page on H.R. 1022

External Resources

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