Democrat who has represented Florida's 20th and 23rd districts in the US House of Representatives. She's served under the Committee on Appropriations and was the Chief Deputy Whip.
She received a Bachelor of Arts in 1988 and a Master of Arts from the University of Florida in Gainesville before becoming a Member of the Florida House of Representatives from the 97th district.
She is the first Jewish female congressperson from the state of Florida and she played a major role in declaring May Jewish American Heritage Month.
She has three children with her husband Steve.
She succeeded Donna Brazile as the Chair do the Democratic National Committee.