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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.
West Palm Beach, FL – Congresswoman Lois Frankel held a 9:30 am press conference at FoundCare in West Palm Beach on Monday, July 14, 2014 calling for closing the Florida’s Medicaid Gap and highlighting a newly issued White House report.
Washington, DC – Responding to the decision from the U.S. Supreme Court overturning the 2007 Massachusetts law that imposed a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics to protect women entering and leaving the facilities, and the doctors and staff who work there, Congresswoman Lois Frankel released the following statement:
Fort Lauderdale, FL — Congresswoman Lois Frankel, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Congressman Ted Deutch and Congresswoman Frederica Wilson held a press conference at Port Everglades to talk about the widely-supported expansion of Port Everglades, and how the recently passed bipartisan Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) effects the project.
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.
West Palm Beach, FL – Congresswoman Lois Frankel issued the following statement after the Department of Veterans Affairs announced that veterans who have treatment delays of 30 days or more will have the option to seek private care.
"Expanding veteran care to private providers in order to prevent delays in treatment is a step in the right direction. Our returning heroes deserve the very best in health care without long waits for attention," Frankel said.