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McCain e-mail tries to link Obama, Hamas

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U.S.: don't buy property in N. Cyprus

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Fla.'s Wexler issues Social Security plan

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Fla., has introduced a plan for U.S. Social Security reform, the first Democrat this year to put forth concrete ideas about the issue.
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Robert Wexler
Rep. Robert Wexler (D-FL) of the House Judiciary Committee speaks on the legal ramifications of President Bush's surveillance practices at a news briefing, on Capitol Hill in Washington on January 20, 2006. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

Robert Wexler (born January 2, 1961) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Florida. He has served as a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives since 1997, representing Florida's 19th congressional district. The district includes most of western Palm Beach County, as well as northern Broward County.

In October 2009, Wexler announced plans to resign from Congress to take a public policy position within the Obama administration.

Wexler was born in Queens, New York to Sonny and Sandra Wexler. He and his family moved to South Florida when he was ten. Wexler graduated from Hollywood Hills High School in Hollywood, Florida and later attended Emory University for a year. He transferred to the University of Florida, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 1982. Wexler received his law degree from The George Washington University Law School in 1985 and was a lawyer in private practice with Shutts & Bowen before serving in the House.

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