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  • Frankel Announces Federal Grants for Homeless Veterans, Florida Atlantic University, and Firefighters
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Our Veterans, Health Care

    Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) announced new federal grants for local priorities. The grants will help homeless veterans find a place to live, provide advanced training for nurses, fund allergy and immunity research, and assist Broward County firefighters in safety and operations. “These grants will help save lives, advance medical progress, and fulfill a promise we owe our veterans,” Frankel said. Frankel announced the following federal grants: Local housing authorities were awarded ... Read more

  • Zika: Lois Frankel urges House to approve more money to fight ‘looming health threat’
    Posted in In the News on June 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, flanked by Palm Beach County mosquito control supervisor Gary Goode and Michael Farzan of The Scripps Research Institute. WEST PALM BEACH — U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, today urged the Republican-controlled House to approve more money to combat the mosquito-borne Zika virus and urged citizens to do their part to control mosquitoes. “It is a looming health threat,” said Frankel, conducting a news conference in a friend’s lush back yard. “O... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on House Republicans’ Zika Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) issued the following statement in opposition to House Republicans’ inadequate plan to address the Zika virus. In February, President Obama requested $1.9 billion to combat this crisis. H.R. 5243 would provide $622 million – less than one-third of the funding requested – to combat the spread of the virus. “House Republicans’ response to the Zika emergency shortchanges a public health crisis and especially leaves young families vulnerable to tragic circums... Read more

  • Frankel, Keating Fight Medicare Fraud and Protect Seniors
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Retirement Security, Health Care

    Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) and Congressman Bill Keating (MA-09) re-introduced the Fighting Medicare Fraud Act of 2016 to combat fraud in the Medicare program so that it can better serve America’s seniors and those with disabilities. “South Florida remains a hotbed for Medicare fraud,” Congresswoman Frankel said. “This bill would crack down on criminals who exploit seniors and scam taxpayers.” “We need to ensure taxpayer dollars are committed to providing vital services for our sen... Read more

  • Editorial: A ray of hope for neighborhoods besieged by sober homes
    Posted in In the News on May 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    For far too long, the spread of hundreds of sober houses has been destabilizing neighborhoods across Palm Beach County. And municipal officials have felt helpless to do anything about it because of the interpretation of two landmark federal laws meant to protect people with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act defines “disability” to include alcoholism and drug addiction. The Fair Housing Act makes it unlawful for cities to discriminate on the basis of disability status, including a... Read more

  • Editorial: Empower cities in sober house fight
    Posted in In the News on May 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Sober houses have become a plague upon some South Florida cities. Thanks to U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, help finally may be coming. In 1999, the departments of Housing and Urban Development and Justice determined that the Fair Housing Act prohibits local governments "from making zoning or land use decisions or implementing land use policies that exclude or otherwise discriminate against protected persons, including individuals with disabilities." Among those "protected persons" ar... Read more

  • Frankel Announces Boost in Funding for West Palm Beach VA Medical Center
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Our Veterans, Health Care

    Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) announced that the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center (VAMC) will receive additional federal funding, if needed, to meet current demands. “Our veterans have served our country honorably – it’s now time for us to serve them,” Frankel said. “Additional funding will allow the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center to continue providing high quality care to South Florida’s veterans.” New federal law is putting a strain on local VA dollars. It requires the VA to co... Read more

  • Frankel Votes to Invest in America’s Working Families and Enhance America’s Security
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Protecting Our Environment, Growing Jobs and the Economy, Foreign Affairs, Transportation and Infrastructure, Education, Retirement Security, Women's Health Care, Health Care

    Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22), voted for the $1.1 trillion omnibus funding bill that will fund the government through Fiscal Year 2016, provide relief for middle-class families, and boost America’s security at home and abroad. “This bipartisan funding agreement invests in America, moves our economy forward, and keeps us safer.” Frankel said. “I was proud to join the majority of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in supporting it.” Highlights of the bill, which passed the House ... Read more

  • Noem, Matsui, Frankel, Brooks Lead House Women in Commemorating 25th Anniversary of NIH’s Office of Research on Women’s Health
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care, Health Care

    Congresswomen Kristi Noem (R-SD), Doris Matsui (D-CA), Lois Frankel (D-FL), and Susan Brooks (R-IN) along with 78 other female members of the House today introduced a bipartisan resolution to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Office of Research on Women’s Health. Noem and Matsui serve as Co-Chairs of the Bipartisan Congressional Women’s Caucus. Frankel and Brooks serve as the Caucus’ Vice Co-Chairs. “Introducing gender-specific medical research may be ... Read more

  • House votes to defund Planned Parenthood, but will that help avert a shutdown?
    Posted in In the News on September 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care, Health Care

    Mike DeBonis Washington Post The House passed two abortion-related bills Friday, including one that would strip federal health-care funding from Planned Parenthood for one year, but it remains unclear whether the votes would appease conservatives who have threatened a government shutdown over the organization. The votes followed months of intense focus on Planned Parenthood prompted by undercover videos released by an activist group claiming they show violations of federal laws prohibiting the ... Read more