Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell now represents Florida’s 26th Congressional District, after narrowly defeating incumbent Carlos Curbelo. Rep. Mucarsel-Powell immigrated to the US from Ecuador as a child and spent her career working for nonprofit organizations. Since 2003, she worked at Florida International University College of Medicine where she helped to establish and grow the Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP program, which expands healthcare access for all Floridians. After her father died from gun violence, she became an activist for gun reform. She is a member of the House Judiciary Committee and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
In Congress, Rep. Mucarsel-Powell has said she will work to strengthen the bond between the US and Israel. She is committed to maintaining Israel’s qualitative military edge, and she views the US’s investment in the region as a strategic move that makes the region and the world safer. She also believes that the Arab Peace Initiative provides a potential template for conflict resolution that would benefit the entire region. Rep. Mucarsel-Powell is a supporter of the Iran deal and understands that President Trump’s decision to violate the nuclear agreement has isolated the US, emboldened Iran, and increased threats to Israel. She is a cosponsor of House Resolution 326, which reaffirms Congress’s commitment to two-state solution and opposes settlement expansion and annexation.