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Mucarsel-Powell Remarks Following Release of Mueller Report

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MIAMI, FL – Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), member of the Judiciary Committee, made the following statement on Attorney-General William Barr release of the report of the Special Counsel Investigation. A translated version of Mucarsel-Powell’s statements can be found below. (As prepared for delivery.) Thank you to everyone for coming today. Since the report came out earlier today, ... Read More »

Mucarsel-Powell Cosponsors Families, Not Facilities Act to Promote Migrant Child Reunifications

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Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26) cosponsored the bicameral Families, Not Facilities Act of 2019, to help unaccompanied migrant youth more quickly connect with sponsors by prohibiting the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from using information from the placement process to conduct deportation proceedings. The companion bill in the U.S. Senate was introduced by... Read More »

ICYMI: Mucarsel-Powell Makes Direct Appeal to Appropriators for Increased Everglades Funding

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WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday, April 9, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), vice-chair of the Water Resources & Environment Subcommittee of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, testified before the House Appropriations Committee in an effort to urge her colleagues to significantly increase funding for Everglades restoration. “I, along with my many of our Florida colleagues, in a bipa... Read More »

Mucarsel-Powell and Colleagues Introduce Sweeping Legislation to Address Harassment in the Workplace

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), chair of the Hispanic Caucus Women’s Taskforce, introduced with her colleagues the Bringing an End to Harassment by Enhancing Accountability and Rejecting Discrimination (Be HEARD) in the Workplace Act, legislation that takes critical steps to ensure businesses have more resources to prevent harassment and workers have more support ... Read More »

Mucarsel-Powell Votes to Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), member of the Judiciary Committee and chair of the Hispanic Caucus Women’s Task Force, voted to pass H.R. 1585, a bipartisan, robust, long-termViolence Against Women Act reauthorization. The landmark Violence Against Women Act of 1994 ushered in transformative progress by calling for the protection of all Americans from violence and... Read More »

Rep. Mucarsel-Powell Votes to Condemn Trump Administration’s Support for Lawsuit Attacking Americans’ Health Care

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26) voted to pass H.Res. 271, a resolution condemning the Trump Administration’s participation in the Texas v. U.S. health care lawsuit seeking to strike down protections for people with pre-existing conditions and the entirety of the Affordable Care Act, and calling on the Department of Justice to reverse its position in the case. The resolu... Read More »

Rep. Mucarsel-Powell Votes to Condemn Trump Administration’s Support for Lawsuit Attacking Americans’ Health Care

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26) voted to pass H.Res. 271, a resolution condemning the Trump Administration’s participation in the Texas v. U.S. health care lawsuit seeking to strike down protections for people with pre-existing conditions and the entirety of the Affordable Care Act, and calling on the Department of Justice to reverse its position in the case. The resolu... Read More »

Mucarsel-Powell Highlights Key West’s “One Human Family” Culture During Judiciary Committee Hearing

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), member of the Judiciary Committee and Equality Caucus, in a committee hearing on H.R. 5, the Equality Act, highlighted Key West’s culture of acceptance and promoting rights for members of the LGBTQ+ community. “I’m very proud to represent a community where our motto is ‘One human family,’ and that is Key West,”said Mucarsel-Powell. ... Read More »

Mucarsel-Powell Votes to Support the Coast Guard, Improve Aviation Safety, and Protect Local Water Quality

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Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), member of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and the Everglades Caucus, voted via voice vote to advance several bipartisan measures to the floor of the House for final passage, including legislation to ensure Coast Guard members receive their pay in case of a future government shutdown, and legislation to require a report on the threats o... Read More »

Mucarsel-Powell Votes to Close Gender Pay Gap

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Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), chair of the Hispanic Caucus’ Women’s Task Force, voted to pass H.R. 7, the landmark Paycheck Fairness Act, to take a dramatic step towards ensuring that women receive equal pay for equal work. This legislation strengthens and closes loopholes in the Equal Pay Act of 1963 to secure justice for working women in Florida and across the country by provi... Read More »

Mucarsel-Powell Lauds House Passage of Legislation to Increase Humanitarian Assistance to the Venezuelan People

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Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), the first South American member of Congress, lauded passage of the Humanitarian Assistance to the Venezuelan People Act of 2019, legislation to provide humanitarian assistance to the Venezuelan people, including Venezuelan migrants and refugees in the Americas, require the Trump Administration to develop a strategy for delivering humanitarian aid to... Read More »

Mucarsel-Powell and Rooney Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Ban Harmful Chemicals in National Marine Sanctuaries

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Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), member of the Everglades Caucus and the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation along with U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney (FL-19) to ban the human use of oxybenzone and octinoxate – two of the most popular ingredients in chemical sunscreens – near coral reefs in the National Marine Sanctuary System including the Great ... Read More »

Mucarsel-Powell Cosponsors Dream and Promise Act; Provides Path to Citizenship for DACA and TPS Holders

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Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), member of the Judiciary Committee and the Hispanic Caucus, cosponsored the Dream and Promise Act of 2019 to protect Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders, allowing them to come out of the shadows by providing a path to citizenship and contribute fully to South Florida’s economy and communities. “Dre... Read More »

Mucarsel-Powell Votes to End Special Interest Influence on Washington; House Passes Her Legislation to Prevent Voter Purging

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Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), member of the Judiciary Committee, voted to pass the For The People Act, a historic reform package to end the culture of corruption in Washington and reduce the role of dark money in politics. The package includes Mucarsel-Powell’s legislation to prevent voter purging through a practice known as voter caging. “Washington has become increasingly focu... Read More »

Following Mucarsel-Powell’s Call for Increased Public Comment, Army Corps Extends Deadline, Agrees to Hold Additional Meeting in Marathon

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U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), member of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning an additional public meeting in the Florida Keys and extended the period for public comment regarding the development of the new Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM). This resulted from a letter Mucarsel-Powell sent to Col. Andrew... Read More »