Robert Wexler

Robert Wexler is a Democratic member of Congress serving his sixth term in the United States House of Representatives. His book, Fire-Breathing Liberal: How I Learned to Survive (and Thrive) in the Contact Sport of Congress, was published by Thomas Dunne Books.

Wexler has been named one of the "50 Most Effective Legislators in Congress" by Congressional Quartlery. Following the 2000 Presidential election controversy in Florida, Congressman Wexler has led the effort to ensure that all election machines produce a voter verified "paper trail". Wexler's legislative initiatives have covered a broad range of issues such as several health care initiatives including a prescription drug plan, enhanced benefits for veterans, equity for "Notch Babies" and increased funding for public schools.

Congressman Robert Wexler has become a familiar face through his many TV appearances, including Meet the Press, The Today Show, Larry King Live, and Nightline. He has discussed a range of domestic and international issues, including the Middle East, North Korea, health care, missile defense, energy policy, the environment, counter-terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.