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  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Failed Republican Healthcare Bill: A Victory for American Families
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives rejected the Republicans’ sick plan, the American Health Care Act. “Today there was a great victory for the American people. The very sick Republican health care proposal, Trumpcare, went down with a thud. The bill, opposed by an overwhelming majority of citizens, would have taken away health care from 24 million hard-working Americans. It had a crushing Age Tax, forcing older Americans to ... Read more

  • Bipartisan Group of House Members Seek Additional Information on Marine Obscene Photo Sharing Scandal
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    A Bipartisan group of Members of Congress sent a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis seeking additional information on the reports that as many as 30,000 Marines are being investigated as part of their involvement in distributing and commenting on obscene photos of female Marines. The Members are specifically requesting “an update to the investigation conducted by NCIS and a detailed explanation of actions taken to date by the Marine Corps, Navy, and DoD.” Representatives Lois Frankel (F... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on International Women’s Day and Day Without A Woman
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), the Chair of the Democratic Women’s Working Group, released the following statement: “On International Women's Day, I join millions of women in recognizing the important economic power of women in the United States and around the globe. Where possible, we stay away from normal duties and mainstream commerce to call attention to the inequities that women and gender nonconforming people continue to face. We wear red to signify love for our sisterhood and i... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on House Republicans Health Care Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care, Health Care

    Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after House Republicans unveiled their replacement for the Affordable Care Act. “Sadly, the proposed legislation will Make America Sick Again. It will mean millions of families losing health care coverage and will defund Planned Parenthood, while giving out tax breaks to wealthier Americans. It shortens the life of Medicare, jeopardizing the lives of our seniors.” ### Read more

  • Chair of Democratic Women’s Working Group Commemorates the Start of Women’s History Month
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    In honor of Women’s History Month, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), the chair of the Democratic Women’s Working Group, released the following statement: “Since the suffragists’ struggle to get the vote, many strong women have relentlessly fought to break down barriers and build our nation. Some such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Rosa Parks, and Gloria Steinem were well-known. Others did not get the recognition they deserved – women like Ava Lovelace, Katherine Johnson, and more. These inspiring ... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Reacts to President Trump’s First Address to Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care

    Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s speech at the Joint Session of Congress. “Sadly, the President baits us with platitudes and then switches to policies and actions that are divisive and dangerous. His calls to repeal the Affordable Care Act, defund Planned Parenthood, and end women’s full access to health care choices will not make America great again. Along with Democratic women, I proudly wore suffragette white tonight to send ... Read more

  • ACA Saved Her Life, Rep. Frankel’s Guest for Joint Session of Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) announced that Sherry Riggs, a Florida ACA beneficiary, will be her guest for President Trump’s Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday, February 28. A mother of three, she suffers from a life-threatening heart condition and would not be alive today without the Affordable Care Act (ACA). While in Washington, Riggs hopes to meet with Members of Congress and let them know what the ACA has meant to her and her family. Riggs is a 55-year-old barber who, after r... Read more

  • Bipartisan Florida Delegation Unites to Restore Local Beaches
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Protecting Our Environment

    WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), with fellow members of the Florida Congressional delegation, introduced the Sand Acquisition, Nourishment and Development (SAND) Act. Earlier this week, Senator Marco Rubio introduced a companion bill in the Senate. If passed, the SAND Act will repeal archaic law that does not allow communities to buy sand from the Bahamas and other foreign countries to replenish shorelines. For counties like Dade and Broward that have depleted their usable sa... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on SCOTUS Nominee Neil Gorsuch
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement in response to President Trump's nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. “The Republicans hijacked President Obama’s choice for the Supreme Court and now, sadly, President Trump is bowing to his more extreme supporters. Based on his judicial record, Neil Gorsuch will tip a narrowly divided court in a dangerous direction. This nomination puts serious issues at stake, like a woman’s constitutional r... Read more

  • Frankel Slams House Passage of Anti-Abortion Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care

    “For women to thrive in the economic and social opportunities of our nation, we must have the ability to control our own reproductive lives with full access to real health care choices. Republican’s unrelenting efforts to force unwanted pregnancies and eradicate affordable and safe abortion will not save lives. Passing the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, repealing the ACA, and defunding Planned Parenthood will return women to the days of coat hanger medicine.” Watch Rep. Frankel speak on t... Read more