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Mucarsel-Powell Votes to Pass Historic Equality Act to End Discrimination Against All LGBTQ Americans

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), member of the Judiciary Committee, voted to pass H.R. 5, the Equality Act, to ensure that all LGBTQ Americans are granted the full protections guaranteed by federal civil rights law. The Equality Act extends anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ Americans with regard to employment, education, access to credit, jury service, feder... Read More »

Mucarsel-Powell Statement on Trump Immigration Proposal

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), member of the Judiciary Committee and the first South American-born member of Congress, issued this statement following the Trump Administration’s immigration proposal: “Today, Trump proposed new xenophobic language and skill requirements that do not represent our American values. Instead of helping people who are Americans in every... Read More »

Mucarsel-Powell Votes to Strengthen Health Care and Lower Prescription Drug Costs

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), chair of the Hispanic Caucus’ Women’s Task Force, voted to pass H.R.987, the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act, a major piece of legislation that addresses two top concerns of the American people: lowering prescription drug prices and defending vital protections for people with pre-existing condition... Read More »

Mucarsel-Powell, Shalala, Guaidó’s Government, South Florida Elected Officials Urge Trump Administration to Grant TPS to Venezuelans

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MIAMI, FL – Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), member of the Judiciary Committee and the first South American-born member of Congress, along with U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala (FL-27), held a press conference with Gustavo Marcano, minister counselor of the Venezuelan government in the United States, and South Florida elected officials, calling on the Trump Administration to swiftly grant t... Read More »

Reps. Mucarsel-Powell, Shalala, Wasserman Schultz Call for Investigation of Homestead Shelter, Gen. Kelly and Private Operator’s No-bid Contract

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, South Florida Representatives Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), Donna Shalala (FL-27), and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) sent a letter to Daniel Levinson, Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, requesting an investigation of the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Migrant Children (“Homestead shelter”) and the recent no-bid contrac... Read More »

Florida Democrats Stand Up Against Trump Administration Attacks on Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Florida Democratic congressional delegation voted for H.R. 986, the Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions Act of 2019, which blocks the Trump Administration’s efforts to give states the ability to weaken the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) critical protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions. U.S. Reps. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), Ted Deutch (FL-2... Read More »

Mucarsel-Powell Votes for Clean Energy Future, Keeps Promise to fight for South Florida’s Environment

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), vice chair of the Water Resources & Environment Subcommittee of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and member of the Everglades Caucus, released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act: “We cannot wait to act to fight the devastating effects of cl... Read More »

Mucarsel-Powell, Deutch: AG Barr Must Appear before the House Judiciary Cmte

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26) and Rep. Ted Deutch (FL-22) published a letter to the editor in the Miami Herald highlighting why U.S. Attorney General William Barr must come before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday to answer questions. "Whether demanding the Attorney General defend preexisting conditions protections, shining light on the detention of children e... Read More »

Mucarsel-Powell Introduces Bill to Increase Funding for Environmentally-Innovative Water Infrastructure Projects

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, while congressional leaders negotiate an infrastructure plan with the White House, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), vice chair of the Water Resources & Environment Subcommittee of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, introduced the Water Infrastructure Sustainability and Efficiency (WISE) Act, legislation to strengthen our commitment to environmentally-fr... Read More »

Mucarsel-Powell Urges Prioritization of Climate Change Research in FY2020 Appropriations

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WASHINTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), vice chair of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee’s Water Resources & Environment Subcommittee, joined a letter along with a majority of the freshman class calling on appropriators in Congress to prioritize funding for climate change research in Fiscal Year 2020. “Not only is President Trump denying the threat to South Flor... Read More »

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 Statements Following Trump Administration’s New Cuba Policies

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MIAMI, FL – Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26) released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s new measures against Cuba: “I am very concerned that the Cuban people and their U.S. relatives will suffer unnecessarily because of the Trump Administration’s sanctions. There are hundreds of thousands of Cuban Americans who live in South Florida and in my district... 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 »