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Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) made the following statement in response to the continued deceptive attacks on Planned Parenthood:
“This is yet another insidious effort by extremists to cut Planned Parenthood’s funding, which would result in blocking millions of women from accessing critical and lifesaving healthcare.”
Background: Planned Parenthood’s Services
In 2013, Planned Parenthood provided the following preventative services to 2.7 million women, men, and young people nationwide:
Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) spoke out against H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This legislation considered by the House of Representatives today would restrict women’s access to safe and legal abortion. Click here to watch the Congresswoman’s remarks on the House floor.
U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, joined two Democratic Florida legislators in blasting Gov. Rick Scott and state House Republican leaders for refusing to accept $2.8 billion in federal Medicaid money.
“There are 800,000 Floridians who are not being included in our health care system. It is unfair and it’s inhumane. And it’s illogical…we’re refusing free money,” said Frankel, who was joined by state Sen. Maria Sachs, D-Delray Beach, and House Minority Leader Mark Pafford, D-West Palm Beach.
On Tuesday — 11 days after Florida lawmakers passed a bill that requires a 24-hour waiting period for abortions — U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel urged support for a federal bill that would nullify the bill and other abortion regulations imposed by states.
Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) strongly opposes HB 633, which would take away women’s reproductive rights, and is calling on Governor Scott to veto this anti-choice legislation passed by the Florida Legislature.
Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) joined with Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) to lead a bipartisan coalition of 65 members of Congress in formally requesting that stomach cancer remain eligible for research funding through the Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP).
Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) voted today for the bipartisan agreement to permanently fix the way Medicare pays doctors, bringing long-overdue stability to seniors and providers. On April 1st, physicians would have faced major cuts to their payments, forcing many to leave the program and limiting seniors’ choice of doctors.
“Today’s historic bipartisan deal strengthens Medicare for millions of Floridians,” said Frankel. “Without doctors, there is no Medicare. This fix prevents drastic cuts to physicians’ payments – protecting seniors’ access to care.”
Fort Lauderdale, FL – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) today joined federal agents from the Medicare Fraud Strike Force on a ride along to learn firsthand how they tackle Medicare fraud. The agents discussed the many new, aggressive ways criminals are defrauding the government. Frankel was driven past an assisted living facility that was closed due to a successful investigation.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) today released the following constituent guide on Ebola. The information below provides an overview of the virus and links to helpful resources.