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Rick Scott Votes For Shutdown – Again

Sep 28, 2023


September 28, 2023


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Rick Scott Votes For Shutdown – Again

MIAMI — Following Senator Rick Scott’s vote today against the Senate’s continuing resolution to keep the government open, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell made the following statement:

“Rick Scott has irresponsibly voted a second time this week to shut down the government, this time voting against a bipartisan majority of 76 of his Senate colleagues. Rick Scott’s no vote is against $6 billion in disaster aid that would support Floridians still devastated by Hurricane Ian. Rick Scott’s actions are the definition of putting petty personal politics above what is best for our state, and it’s why Floridians are going to fire him next November.”


About Debbie Mucarsel-Powell

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell came to the U.S. from South America at a young age with her mom and sisters, fleeing violence and searching for a better life. Debbie was raised in Florida and worked at a doughnut shop to help support her family, while her mother worked double shifts as a home-health care provider. After supporting herself through school and college, Debbie worked for Florida International University’s Colleges of Health and Medicine, where she led a program to expand access to affordable healthcare to more Floridians.

In 2018, Debbie defeated Carlos Curbelo, a two-term Republican incumbent in Florida’s 26th District and became the first South American immigrant elected to the House. Serving in Congress, Debbie wrote a bill to expand seniors’ Medicare Advantage coverage, fought to provide economic relief to families and small businesses, and secured $200 million for Everglades restoration.

Debbie has been a lifelong advocate for keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous criminals, after tragically losing her father to gun violence when she was 24 years old.

Now, she is running for the U.S. Senate because Floridians’ basic rights are under attack. Extremist Republican Rick Scott wants to cut Social Security and Medicare coverage, raise taxes for working families, and advance a national abortion ban. Floridians deserve a Senator like Debbie, and our nation needs a second Latina Senator who will fight for our democracy, economy, and our rights.

Debbie and her husband Robert live in Miami and have three children.

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