The Affordable Care Act (ACA) extended health coverage for Latino and African Americans and prevents insurance plans from denying or making care more expensive for someone due to their gender. But the President and Republican leaders keep trying to take care away from Americans during this pandemic.Without it, over 8.4 million Floridians would be left without coverage protection.
Floridians agree that we must protect our oceans and environment, that’s why the president’s leaked plan to allow offshore drilling concerned all of us. Those who remember the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico understand just how devastating this decision could be to our environment, communities, and economy.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell(FL-26), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, participated in a hearing to examine the crisis of racial profiling and police brutality, highlight a local South Florida instance of police brutality from March 2019, and discuss the need to implement civilian oversight boards.
MIAMI, FL – Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26) sent a letter to Jacob Walden, Managing Partner of Emerald Health Care Center, expressing serious concerns with the Crystal Health & Rehab Center and demanding a plan for how the company intends to improve facility practices and conditions after reports of mismanagement. At least 18 residents and 8 staff members at the facility have tested positive for COVID-19 in the month of May, and a recent report from the Agency for Health Care Administration found 13 unreported deaths from the facility.
Miami, FL –The Alex Penelas for Miami-Dade County Mayor 2020 campaign announced that Penelas has garnered the support of prominent Haitian American leaders from across Miami-Dade County. These endorsements are the latest addition to a growing list of more than 40 current and former elected officials and leaders, who have endorsed Penelas for mayor since he launched his campaign last year.
Miami, FL –Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), member of the Congressional Coronavirus Task Force, released results of a week-long survey conducted by her office to gauge constituent experiences with the first round of Economic Impact Payments (EIPs), which provided a maximum payment of $1,200 per individual. After receiving hundreds of desperate phone calls to her office from South Floridians who had issues getting their checks, Mucarsel-Powell was compelled to measure overall public opinion.
MIAMI-DADE – The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners today passed a resolution urging the U.S. Congress and President Trump to declare Juneteenth a national holiday. Juneteenth is an annual celebration marking the end of slavery in the U.S.
South Miami-Dade County, FL----- On May 26, 2020, small business attorney Marlon Hill officially qualified for the August 18, 2020 ballot for Miami-Dade County Commission District 9 race in South Miami-Dade County. Hill has raised over $335,000 for the District 9 race and has connected with thousands of residents at the door and at community engagement events. Hill is the only candidate who has garnered this kind of direct financial support for the August 18th election. Hill is a homegrown leader and resident of the district since 1985 after migrating from Jamaica as a teenager. Hill has a proven track record of bringing people of different backgrounds to solve problems and enact change.
Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, in response to skyrocketing COVID-19 cases, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, an independently-elected member of the Florida Cabinet, called on the Governor to issue a statewide mask order:
Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, with Florida reporting a record-high 2,783 new COVID-19 cases, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, an independently-elected member of the Florida Cabinet, offered the following statement:
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