The Washington Times - September 20, 2011, 02:36PM

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Florida Democrat, submitted her resignation as a member of the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. According to the floor of the House

The House received a communication from the Honorable Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Ms. Wasserman Schultz submitted her resignation from the Committee on the Judiciary. The resignation was accepted without objection.


Rep. Wasserman Schultz still serves as a member of the House Budget Committee, Chief Deputy Whip for the minority, as well as Chair to the Democratic National Committee. In an interview with Roll Call, Wasserman Schultz said she resigned from the Judiciary Committee to spend more time in her role as DNC Chair:

“I really had unofficially stepped down a few months ago, when I became DNC chair. I just submitted the formal letter the other day,” the Florida Democrat said in an interview. “I’ve been taking a leave of absence because I want to make sure the person who sits on the Judiciary Committee is more able to attend meetings than I’ll be able to with the responsibilities I have at the DNC.”