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Rep. Frankel Statement After House Passes Resolution Condemning Rape and Sexual Violence Committed by Hamas

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Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (D-FL-22) released the following statement after the House voted unanimously to pass a bipartisan resolution condemning the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war, including those acts committed by Hamas terrorists on and since October 7th. Rep. Frankel introduced the resolution alongside Reps. Mario Díaz-Balart (R-FL-26), Kathy Manning (D-NC-06), and Jen Kigga...

Reps. Frankel, Díaz-Balart Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Ensure Homebuyers Receive Flood Risk Information

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Washington, DC – Today, Reps. Lois Frankel (D-FL-22) and Mario Díaz-Balart (R-FL-26) issued the following statements after introducing the Flood Risk Transparency for Homebuyers Act, a bill that requires the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide a notice if homebuyers are purchasing properties owned by HUD that are located in special flood hazard areas. When purchasing ...

Rep. Frankel Recognizes Would-Be Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Reaffirms Commitment to Defending Reproductive Freedom

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West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement recognizing the anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. Today would have marked 51 years of reproductive freedom nationwide, if not for the Republican-controlled Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision of 2022, which overturned Roe and undermined decades of protection for...

Reps. Frankel, Díaz-Balart, Manning, Kiggans Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Condemn Rape and Sexual Violence Committed by Hamas

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Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL-22), Mario Díaz-Balart (R-FL-26), Kathy Manning (D-NC-06), and Jen Kiggans (R-VA-02) introduced a House Resolution to forcefully condemn Hamas’s use of rape and sexual violence as weapons of war on and since October 7th. “Our bipartisan resolution says it loud and clear: rape and sexual violence are crimes against humanity and should never...

Florida Democratic Delegation Urges Governor to Enroll in Summer Food Assistance Program

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Today, Representatives Lois Frankel (FL-22), Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (FL-25), Kathy Castor (FL-14), Frederica Wilson (FL-24), Darren Soto (FL-09), Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (FL-20), Maxwell Frost (FL-10), and Jared Moskowitz (FL-23) sent a letter urging Gov. DeSantis to enroll Florida in the Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Program, which would provide food assistance to two million chil...

Reps. Frankel, Castor, Manning Lead 50 House Democrats in Urging Rejection of Dangerous GOP Attacks on Medical Education, Training That Harms Women

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U.S. Reps. Lois Frankel (FL-22), Kathy Castor (FL-14), and Kathy Manning (NC-06) led 50 House Democrats in urging U.S. House and Senate Appropriators to reject House Republicans’ dangerous medical training policy rider in the final Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations bill that will worsen maternal health outcomes in our communities....

Rep. Frankel Votes to Condemn Antisemitism on College Campuses in Wake of Presidents’ Testimonies

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Washington, DC – Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-22), released the following statement after voting in favor of a resolution to condemn rising antisemitism on college campuses and the December 5th testimonies from university presidents who failed to clearly state that calls for the genocide of Jews constitute harassment and violate their institutions’ codes of conduct. “The rapid rise of a...

Florida Democrats Celebrate Two Years Since Passage of Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

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Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (FL-25), Kathy Castor (FL-14), Frederica Wilson (FL-24), Lois Frankel (FL-22), Darren Soto (FL-09), Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (FL-20), Maxwell Frost (FL-10), and Jared Moskowitz (FL-23) celebrated two years of President Biden’s landmark Bipartisan Infrastructure Law delivering for Floridians. “Two years in, President Biden’s Biparti...

Rep. Frankel Statement on Supporting Israel Funding Package

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Washington, DC -- Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement after voting in favor of a package to send over $14.3 billion in aid to Israel. "The United States has a moral duty and national security urgency to aid Israel in defending herself," said Rep. Frankel. "Make no mistake, Hamas terrorists and others in the region are out to destroy Israel and kill all Jews....

Rep. Frankel Statement on House Republicans Handing the Gavel to MAGA Extremism

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Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement after House Republicans elected Rep. Mike Johnson to become the next Speaker of the House. “With their vote today, Republicans have once again turned the House over to MAGA extremism,” said Rep. Frankel. “Mike Johnson was a central architect of the former President’s dangerous, shameful effort to overturn the 2020 e...

Rep. Frankel Statement on Hamas’s Attack on Israel

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West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement on Hamas’ attack on Israel. “I am horrified and outraged at the news of Hamas’s hateful and deadly attack on the Israeli people, including the murder and kidnapping of children,” said Rep. Frankel. “No question, I stand firmly with Israel. Terrorism is unacceptable.” According to Israel’s national rescue servic...

Rep. Frankel Statement on Florida Supreme Court Considering Abortion Ban

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West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement as the Florida Supreme Court heard opening arguments in Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, et al. vs. the State of Florida—the case to determine the legality of Florida’s 15-week abortion ban. If the court upholds the 15-week ban, the more recently passed six-week ban will then go into effect....

Urgent Deadline For Veterans Suffering from Toxic Exposure To Claim Backdated Compensation

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Veterans who were exposed to environmental hazards and toxic substances (including burn pits) during their service, and suffer from related illnesses like cancer, bronchitis, asthma, and other respiratory disorders have until August 9th, 2023 to claim 12 months of backdated compensation. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) encourages all Veterans who believe they were affected by toxic substan...

Rep. Frankel Statement in Response to Israeli President Herzog’s Address to Congress

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Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-22), released the following statement after attending Israeli President Isaac Herzog’s address to a Joint Session of Congress. “Today, I was proud to attend Israeli President Isaac Herzog’s address to a Joint Session of Congress where he was welcomed with enthusiasm by the bipartisan, bicameral audience. He received generous standing ovations as he discussed ...

Rep. Frankel Votes Against Far-Right National Defense Spending Bill

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Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement after voting against the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2024. House Republicans filled this annual, historically bipartisan bill to the brim with extreme far-right agenda propaganda, including a harmful anti-abortion provision that undermines access to care for women servicemembers. “The National Defense A...