MIAMI, FL – Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), member of the Judiciary Committee and first South American-born member of Congress, met with representatives of the Association of Venezuelan Mothers & Women Abroad (AMAVEX), the Organization of Persecuted Venezuelan Politicians in Exile (VEPPEX), and leaders of the Venezuelan community in Florida to honor Mucarsel-Powell’s “unconditional and continuous support of the Venezuelan people” by fighting for the Judiciary Committee to approve temporary protected status (TPS) for Venezuelans currently residing in the United States.
West Palm Beach, FL – On Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 2 p.m., Mayor Keith A. James and representatives from the City of West Palm Beach Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) held a press conference to release the official results of the 2019 Point-In-Time (PIT) Count, which shows a significant 24% decline in on-street homelessness in the City of West Palm Beach.
Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.) today led 10 of their Senate and House colleagues in reintroducing legislation that enables survivors of major natural disasters to receive housing assistance. The Housing Survivors of Major Disasters Act of 2019 comes after a string of natural disasters that created housing crises, including Hurricanes Maria and Irma, Hurricane Florence, the flooding of the Missouri River Basin and the wildfires in California.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), member of the Judiciary Committee and Hispanic Caucus and the first South American-born member of Congress, lauded the passage of three critical immigration bills out of the Judiciary Committee – H.R. 2820, the Dream Act, H.R. 2821, the Promise Act, and H.R. 549 the Venezuela TPS Act – as well as H.R. 854 the Humanitarian Assistance to the Venezuelan People Act of 2019, being reported out of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Mucarsel-Powell released the following statement: