Sabine Weiss (politician)

Sabine Weiss (born 26 May 1958) is a German lawyer and politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) who has been serving as a member of the Bundestag from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia since 2009. Following the 2017 elections, she was appointed Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Health under minister Jens Spahn in the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Sabine Weiss
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Weiss in 2018
Member of the Bundestag
Assumed office
2009
Preceded byHans-Ulrich Krüger
Personal details
Born (1958-05-26) 26 May 1958 (age 62)
Duisburg, West Germany
(now Germany)
NationalityGerman
Political partyCDU
Alma materRuhr University Bochum

Early life and careerEdit

Born in Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Weiss studied law at Ruhr University Bochum.

Political careerEdit

Weiss first became a member of the Bundestag in the 2009 German federal election.[1] In her first term from 2009 until 2013, she served on the Committee on Petitions; the Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development; the Subcommittee on Health in Developing Countries; and the Subcommittee on Civilian Crisis Prevention.

In the negotiations to form a Grand Coalition of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU together with the Bavarian CSU) and the SPD following the 2013 federal elections, Weiss was part of the CDU/CSU delegation in the working group on families, women and equality, led by Annette Widmann-Mauz and Manuela Schwesig. From 2014 until 2018, she was one of the deputy chairs of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group, under the leadership of chairman Volker Kauder.

In the coalition talks following the 2017 federal elections, Weiss was part of the working group on social affairs, this time led Andrea Nahles, Karl-Josef Laumann and Barbara Stamm. Since 2018, Weiss has been serving (alongside Thomas Gebhart) as one of two Parliamentary State Secretaries to the Federal Minister for Health.

Other activitiesEdit

Political positionsEdit

In June 2017, Weiss voted against her parliamentary group’s majority and in favor of Germany’s introduction of same-sex marriage.[3]

In 2019, Weiss joined 14 members of her parliamentary group who, in an open letter, called for the party to rally around Merkel and party chairwoman Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer amid criticism voiced by conservatives Friedrich Merz and Roland Koch.[4]

RecognitionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sabine Weiss". CDU/CSU-Fraktion. Retrieved 2020-03-23.
  2. ^ Advisory Board German Foundation for World Population (DSW).
  3. ^ Diese Unionsabgeordneten stimmten für die Ehe für alle Die Welt, June 30, 2017.
  4. ^ Jens Schneider (October 30, 2019), Machtkampf in der CDU: Abgeordnete nennen parteiinterne Kritik "extrem schädlich" Süddeutsche Zeitung.
  5. ^ Wir gratulieren unserer Freundin Sabine Weiss zum Paul Harris Fellow!, press release of 18 June 2016 Rotary International 1870 District

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