More on Veterans Issues
Today, Lois Frankel (FL-22), Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), and Mark Takano (CA-41) re-introduced the Veterans Education Empowerment Act, legislation that would allow the Department of Education to help create Veteran Student Centers.
“The men and women who risk their lives for our freedom deserve an opportunity to succeed when they reenter civilian life. Veteran Student Centers will help provide student veterans with the support they need to transition to college, on their path to a new career,” said Congresswoman Frankel.
This Wednesday evening, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) is joining with Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-08), and House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller (FL-01) to host an advance viewing of Debt of Honor, a new documentary film highlighting the history, service, and sacrifice of disabled veterans.
Lake Worth, FL – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) today met with student veterans attending Palm Beach State College to hear directly about the challenges they face in adjusting to being in the classroom after serving on the battlefield. She spoke with the group about her work to establish Veteran Student Centers to help ease the burdens during this transition.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) today met with student veterans attending Nova Southeastern University at an event hosted by Mission United, an organization that helps U.S. military veterans and their families re-acclimate to civilian life in Broward County.
Washington, D.C. – Representatives Lois Frankel (FL-22) and Ted Deutch (FL-21) today congratulated WWII Veteran Col. Buddy Harris of Boca Raton on receiving the Congressional Gold Medal. Col. Harris was one of the founding members of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel released the following statement in honor of Veterans Day, observed Tuesday, November 11.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) today hosted a roundtable at Florida Atlantic University with local colleges and universities about resources available to student veterans in South Florida. Frankel focused on the Veterans Education Empowerment Act, legislation that would allow the Department of Education to help establish veteran student centers.
Washington DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel voted today in favor of the House and Senate compromise to reform the Veterans Affairs Administration. The $17 billion bill comes in the wake of the systemic problems reported at VA health facilities that resulted in thousands of veterans not receiving timely care. The bill now goes to the Senate for approval.
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.