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Boca Raton, FL — Congresswoman Lois Frankel released the following statement after the Supreme Court announced it would hear two cases — Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius and Congestoga Wood Specialities v. Sebelius — related to the Affordable Care Act benefit that requires most employers to include contraception coverage in their health care plans.
Washington, DC – Today Congresswoman Lois Frankel– joined by U.S. Senators U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (Conn.), Tammy Baldwin (WI), Barbara Boxer (CA) and U.S. Representatives Judy Chu (CA-27) Marcia Fudge (OH-11) announced the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2013.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel is leading her colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter today – on the United Nations International Day of the Girl – to Malala Yousafzai, the inspirational 16-year-old Pakistani girl who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban and continues to be an unrelenting advocate for girls’ education.
Washington, D.C.— Congresswoman Lois Frankel heralded that, beginning today, despite the shutdown of the federal government, South Floridians and millions of Americans have access to affordable, quality health insurance as new online Health Insurance Marketplaces opened in every state including Florida, under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
Boca Raton, FL – Taking advantage of all forums, tools and technology available Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) on Wednesday spoke at an Affordable Care Act implementation workshop for hospitals and community health centers, participated in an immigration town hall open to public and held a telephone town hall with 9,250 constituents.
The U.S. Coast Guard failed to protect recruit Elisha Morrow from sexual abuse by her commander.
After other recruits went to bed at bootcamp in New Jersey, Chief Petty Officer Carlos Resendez would call her to his office for a "special job." He would make her scrub the floor on her hands and knees, and position himself suggestively beside her. He made crude comments about her body and asked questions about her boyfriend.
And he got away with it.
Washington, DC – Today the House passed Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22)’s amendment that would direct the military to examine the need for a new definition of rape and sexual assault in cases when someone abuses the Military Chain of Command.
Boca Raton, FL— Congresswoman Lois Frankel recognized the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act which is Monday June 10 and highlighted the work that remains to close the pay gap. Frankel is a co-sponsor of the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would update and strengthen the Equal Pay Act.
For the video of Frankel’s remarks click here and below please find her remarks as delivered on this House floor.
Remarks As Delivered:
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel today helped pass a critical, new bipartisan Iran sanctions bill — the Nuclear Iran Prevention Act of 2013 — in the Foreign Affairs Committee and now it will move to the House for consideration.
Boca Raton, FL –Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) will introduce the Equal Pay Day resolution later today when she returns to Washington. The bill recognizes that much work still needs to be done to reduce the pay disparity between women and men. Today, Tuesday April 9 is Equal Pay Day because it symbolizes how far in 2013 women must work in order to make what their male counterparts earned in 2012. This means that it took more than three months into 2013 for women’s wages to finally catch up to what men were paid in 2012.