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In The First Turn Debbie is fighting for us Debbie has introduced three major pieces of legislation that would protect Florida’s health, communities, and environment. Protecting Access to Lifesaving Screenings Act (PALS Act) of 2017, which helps ensure that women are covered for mammograms and other preventative health measures by their insurers. Fair Housing for […]

  Today marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month – a time to celebrate and honor the achievements of the Hispanic community. Hispanic heritage is a fundamental part of the American story. All of our histories are intertwined – from the beginnings of our nation to today, generations of Latinos have contributed to our country’s […]

As a staunch advocate for enhancing and protecting Social Security, I firmly believe we must ensure our nation keeps its bedrock promise to our seniors – now, and for generations to come. Nearly 100,000 seniors in our District rely on Social Security benefits to cover the cost of food, medicine and other necessities. Despite its rich […]

Nutrition Information Serves: 7 servings Serving size: ⅔ cup Calories: 299 Fat: 8g Carbohydrates: 43g Sugar: 6g Sodium: 332 mg Protein: 17g Ingredients 12 oz Quinoa pasta 1 tbs unsalted butter 1 tbs whole wheat flour ¼ tsp cayenne pepper 3 garlic cloves minced ½ onion diced 1 can of pumpkin puree 1 cup reduced […]

Every year on November 11th, we honor the brave men and women who willingly and selflessly put themselves in peril so that all Americans may continue to enjoy freedom and tranquility. Veterans Day is a reminder to recognize those who’ve served in the U.S. military. However, gratitude for America’s veterans shouldn’t be confined to one […]

Ingredients: 2 cans (15 ounces each) chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1 jar (28 ounces) of your favorite marinara sauce 1 large or 2 small eggplants, stemmed and sliced into 1/2-inch-thick rounds (about 11/4 pounds) 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided use 1 teaspoon salt, divided use 1 cup panko breadcrumbs Heaping […]

From Debbie’s @CleanCookingCongresswoman Instagram Account! Ingredients 5 large peaches, peeled and divided 3 large tomatoes, cored and divided 1/2 medium-size sweet onion, coarsely chopped (about 1/2 cup) 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar Kosher salt and freshly ground white pepper to taste 3/4 cup finely diced English cucumber 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt 2 tablespoons chopped […]

Last week, we sent out a survey asking for people’s thoughts on the first six months of the Republican Congress. Their grade so far? F Usually with surveys like this, you don’t get to see all the responses. Well I can tell you that 92% of you said Republicans are “utterly failing to address issues […]

If I told you that a woman could be sued by her rapist for custody of a child that resulted from that attack, would you believe me? Well, in nearly half of all U.S. states, that’s the reality. About 32,000 pregnancies a year result from rape. It’s estimated that a third of those women choose […]

Approximately 32,000 pregnancies result from rape every year. Around one-third of women choose to deliver and raise their child. And in nearly half of all U.S. states, the rapists have the right to sue their victims for custody or visitation. Debbie has been working for years to address this issue — and she was recently […]