More on Congressional Issues
Washington DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel issued the following statement after a judge in the Florida Keys overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.
“If we are truly a nation where the pursuit of happiness is for one and for all, than any person regardless of gender should be allowed to live in a committed relationship with the one they love. This ruling is a victory in the fight for full equality – and it brings Florida closer to the right side of history and the right side of the law,” said Frankel.
Washington DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel issued the following statement on July 17, 2014, regarding Israel’s launching of a ground operation in Gaza.
Washington DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel condemned Hamas’s ongoing war crimes against both Israeli and Palestinian civilians. The terrorist organization continues to fire rockets at Israeli civilians from the cover of Palestinian civilian areas. Her comments followed a meeting with Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer and Israeli Defense Attaché Major General Yaacob Ayish.
Washington DC – Today, Congresswoman Frankel joined her Pro-Choice Caucus colleagues in introducing The Not My Boss’ Business Act. The legislation fixes the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling on Burwell v.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Lois Frankel released the following statement after the Supreme Court handed down its ruling on Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius affirming the 10th Circuit Court of Appeal.
“Employers belong in the workplace, not in an employee’s doctor's office,” said Frankel. “Personal decisions about contraception should be between a woman and her physician – not a woman and her supervisor. Today’s ruling is a sad step backwards for women’s health and individual rights over those of corporate bosses.”
Washington, D.C. –Congresswoman Lois Frankel spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives yesterday following her trip to Nigeria during which the focus was on the plight of the victims of Boko Haram terrorists, including 270 school girls kidnapped in April of this year.
Washington, DC —Congresswoman Lois Frankel voted against the underfunded H.R. 4745, the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2015 (T-HUD) because it includes severe cuts to vital transportation and housing programs. The transportation programs slashed under H.R. 4745 help fund our highways, bridges, passenger rail systems such as Amtrak, and transit systems like subways, streetcars, and commuter rail systems (Tri-Rail). The bill passed the full House by a total of 229 to 192.
Washington, DC —Congresswoman Lois Frankel issued the following statement after the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released the result of their internal audit of scheduling practices at VA hospitals and clinics nationwide.
The report said that 63,000 patients were waiting to be scheduled for care nationwide, and that 13 percent of VA schedulers reported being instructed to falsify reports about appointment waiting periods. The Palm Beach, Broward and Miami clinics were not included among VA facilities requiring further audit of their scheduling policies.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned today as a result of the systemic problems reported at VA health facilities.
“The mission for the VA is to make sure no veteran is ever left behind. The current investigation into the allegations must continue and the problems must be fixed. Our returning heroes have earned and deserve the health care they need without delay,” Frankel said.
Washington, DC – In the wake of more senseless shootings near the University of California-Santa Barbara and an 18-month-old child in West Palm Beach, Congresswoman Lois Frankel is joining like-minded colleagues, again calling on Congress to pass sensible gun safety legislation.