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Reps. Frankel, Scott Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to More Clearly Label Ethanol-Blended Gasoline at the Pump
May 16, 2018
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) and Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), members of the Congressional Boating Caucus, introduced the Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act of 2018. The bipartisan legislation would more clearly label harmful and corrosive E15 ethanol blended gasoline at pumps across the country, which would better protect engines in boats, motorcycles, pre-2001 model year vehicles and outdoor power equipment. “In Florida, recreational boating is m... More
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Rep. Frankel Statement on U.S. Embassy Move to Jerusalem
May 14, 2018
West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after the relocation of the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem: “Opening the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the Jewish people and the State of Israel, symbolizes the enduring friendship between our nations. While I join Americans and Israelis in celebrating, I remain disappointed by the absence of a serious commitment to the two-state solution. Divorced from a broader ... More
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Frankel, Keating Re-Introduce Bill to Protect Seniors by Fighting Medicare Fraud
May 10, 2018
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) and Rep. Bill Keating (MA-09) re-introduced the Fighting Medicare Fraud Act of 2018 to combat fraud and abuse in the Medicare program, which costs taxpayers billions every year and jeopardizes the health and well-being of seniors and those with disabilities. “Medicare is health care for our seniors. Because of our large retirement population, Florida is ground zero for fraud and exploitation,” said Frankel. “This legislation provides a vehicle to... More
Mothers Can Use Campaign Funds To Pay For Childcare, FEC Rules
May 10, 2018
Written by Andrea Gonzalez-Ramirez, Refinery29 The Federal Election Commission handed out a major victory to mothers running for office on Tuesday, ruling that a first-time candidate in New York is allowed to use a portion of her campaign funds to pay for childcare. Liuba Grechen Shirley, a Democrat running on the state's 2nd District, asked the commission in early April to allow campaign funds to be used for childcare-related expenses. Prior to launching her congressional bid in October, she wo... More
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Rep. Frankel Statement on President Trump’s Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal
May 8, 2018
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action: “Withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to fulfill a campaign promise is a shortsighted and scary move that allows Iran back on the path to a nuclear weapons capability should it choose to do so. This decision has the potential to destabilize the region, isolate the U.S. from our European alli... More
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