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  • Frankel Praises Bipartisan Effort to Protect Service Members from Explicit Photo Sharing Online
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Our Veterans

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), Chair of the Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG), issued the following statement in support of the bipartisan PRIVATE Act, which makes it illegal for military members to share explicit photos without consent. The PRIVATE Act passed the House this afternoon. “As the proud mother of a United States Marine veteran, I understand first-hand the selfless sacrifice a Marine makes when he or she puts on their uniform. To those female warrio... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on Trump’s Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the below statement following the release of President Trump’s FY 18 budget proposal: “President Trump’s budget is a broken promise to hard-working families. Although he promised to Make America Great Again, it’s clear President Trump’s real goal is to give big handouts to corporations and the ultra-rich at the expense of folks living paycheck to paycheck. His proposal takes health care, food and education assistance away from fam... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on House Briefing by the Deputy Attorney General
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the below statement following the bipartisan House briefing by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein: “The classified briefing with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was disappointing and concerning. He refused to answer almost every single question put forward by Democratic members. He stated that he wrote his “Comey” memo after he was told that the President was going to fire FBI Director Comey. However, he refused to say ... Read more

  • Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill Introduced to Protect Consumers from Online Booking Scams
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. CONGRESS — U.S. Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Peter Welch (D-VT), and U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-MT), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to protect consumers from online booking scams. The Stop Online Booking Scams Act protects consumers from illegitimate third-party websites that trick consumers into thinking they are making reservations directly with hotels. Online book... Read more

  • Rep Frankel Statement on Comey Memo
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC -- Today Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement regarding recent reports that President Trump asked FBI Director Comey to shut down the Flynn investigation: "The latest report that President Trump asked former FBI director Comey 'to forget about Mike Flynn' is just the latest string of disturbing occasions of this President abusing his power. It's clear we need an independent investigation of whether there is connection between the Russian interference... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on Firing of FBI Director James Comey
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – This evening, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s firing of FBI Director James Comey: "I am no fan of Director Comey, but I'm deeply disturbed by President Trump's decision to fire the man who is investigating him. This just goes to show that it's now more important than ever to appoint an independent prosecutor to investigate Russian interference in our presidential election, and possible Russian coordinatio... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Passage of ACA Repeal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, DC – Today Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Republicans’ sick proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act: “Shame on the Republicans for resurrecting this monstrosity of a health care bill. It guts the crown jewel of the Affordable Care Act: protection for the millions of Americans with a pre-existing condition. These cancer survivors, children with autism, diabetics, and pregnant women—among many others—wi... Read more

  • Rep Frankel Bill to Save Florida Millions Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure

    Washington, DC – Today, a proposal (H.R. 1678) by Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) that would save Florida taxpayers nearly $17 million and protect local budgets successfully passed the House of Representatives. Over a decade ago, Florida was hit by five powerful hurricanes – Charley, France, Jeanne, Wilma and Katrina – that tore through the state, leaving families stranded, property damaged, and local budgets depleted. To assist, FEMA provided money to local governments through the Public Ass... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on Omnibus Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement on the fiscal year 2017 omnibus legislation: “Relief is finally on the way for local law enforcement agencies that have provided protection for the President. With the proposed federal funding bill, the Palm Beach County Sheriff and any other law enforcement agency that provided protection can apply for money to cover their costs.” The Palm Beach County Sheriff and Fire Department have been shouldering the ... Read more

  • VA Secretary David Shulkin to Join Bipartisan Women's Caucus at Media Avail TOMORROW on VA Services for Women Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – The Bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues, co-chaired by Congresswoman Lois Frankel (D-FL) and Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN), will hold a media avail on Wednesday, May 3rd immediately following a Women’s Caucus meeting with VA Secretary David Shulkin. During Wednesday’s meeting, Secretary Shulkin will hear from Members of the caucus about how the VA can improve services for women veterans, including through expanded access to women-specific health care at VA cli... Read more