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Debbie Mucarsel-Powell’s Statement on The Aid Package Before The Senate

Oct 30, 2023


October 30, 2023


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Debbie Mucarsel-Powell’s Statement on The Aid Package Before The Senate

MIAMI – Today, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, candidate for U.S. Senate, released the following statement calling on the U.S. Senate to pass the aid package delivering critical funding for Israel, Gaza, Ukraine, border security and more:

“Democracy is under attack both at home and abroad, and supporting all of our allies is more important than ever. I’m calling on the U.S. Senate to deliver essential aid to Israel and Ukraine immediately, including humanitarian aid to provide essential relief to civilians in Gaza. Our first priority must be to protect civilian lives while supporting Israel’s right to defend themselves against a terrorist organization that does not have the support of the Palestinian people. We must also stand against Vladimir Putin’s unacceptable aggression in Ukraine. Just last week, representatives from Iran and Hamas met in Moscow with the support of the Russian government. American strength and resolve is essential to protecting our national security.”


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.

While her mother worked double shifts as a home health care provider, Debbie worked at a doughnut shop to help her family make ends meet. After working her way through high school and college, Debbie worked as the Associate Dean at Florida International University’s Colleges of Health and Medicine. While at FIU, Debbie helped lead a program to expand access to affordable healthcare to more Floridians.

Serving in Congress, Debbie fought to expand opportunity for every American. Debbie wrote the bill to expand seniors’ Medicare Advantage coverage, and she worked with Republicans to provide economic relief to families and small businesses, and secured $200 million for Everglades restoration. When Debbie was 24, she tragically lost her father to gun violence, and she has been a lifelong advocate for reducing crime and keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous criminals.

Now, Debbie is running for the U.S. Senate because our democracy, our economy, and our rights are all on the line — and Senator Rick Scott has failed Floridians. Florida is one of the least affordable states in the nation, but Senator Rick Scott wants to raise taxes on our families and end Social Security and Medicare coverage. As someone who takes care of her elderly mother, Debbie will always fight to protect Medicare, Social Security, and access to quality, affordable healthcare.

And while Rick Scott has pushed for a national abortion ban, and even cosponsored a bill that would criminalize doctors and nurses, Debbie will protect the rights of women and families and work to sign Roe v. Wade into law.

Debbie and her husband Robert live in Miami and have three children, Willow, Jude and Siena, two dogs, Spike and Kali, and a bunny named Ashanti.

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