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Immigration Subcommittee among Debbie Mucarsel-Powell’s assignments

Mucarsel-Powell earned four subcommittee assignments in total

Democratic U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell has earned four subcommittee assignments, including being named to panels on immigration and the environment.

Mucarsel-Powell was appointed to the House Judiciary Committee earlier this month. She’ll serve on the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship, which handles naturalization, border security and admission of refugees, among other topics. She’ll also sit the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security which focuses on law enforcement and homeland security.

The representative from Florida’s 26th Congressional District will also serve on the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment and the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.

Those two panels fall under the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, to which Mucarsel-Powell was also appointed.

“I am excited to serve on these subcommittees and work on the issues that South Florida sent me to Congress to tackle: fixing our broken immigration system, keeping our country safe and our waters clean, and increasing our resilience to fight against climate change,” Mucarsel-Powell said in a statement.

The freshman congresswoman defeated incumbent GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo last November to take the South Florida seat.

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