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Rep. Frankel Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement after the Supreme Court handed down its decision in FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine. The Court unanimously rejected extreme anti-abortion advocates’ attempt to ban mifepristone because the plaintiffs did not have legal standing to bring a claim. While this could leave the door open to new challenge...

Reps. Lee, Frankel, Meng Introduce Resolution Reaffirming U.S. Commitment to International Reproductive Health and Rights

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Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Barbara Lee (CA-12), Lois Frankel (FL-22), and Grace Meng (NY-06) introduced a resolution to reaffirm the goals of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo, Egypt, advancing comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights. The resolution commends the notable progress made in achieving the goals set in 1994 at th...

Reps. Frankel, Salazar, Castor, Letlow Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Maternal Health

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Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL-22), Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL-27), Kathy Castor (D-FL-14), and Julia Letlow (R-LA-5) released the following statements after re-introducing the Connected Maternal Online Monitoring (MOM) Act, which would improve health outcomes for pregnant and postpartum women, as well as their newborns. The bill encourages easier access to devices and ...

ICYMI: Rep. Frankel Advocates for Abortion Access for Veterans

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Washington, DC – Earlier today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-22) participated in an Appropriations Committee debate on the Republican-proposed Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies spending bill for Fiscal Year 2025, which seeks to restrict essential reproductive health care services and eliminate abortion counseling altogether at Veterans Affairs medical centers, potent...

Rep. Frankel Votes to Send Aid to Israel

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Washington, DC – Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-22), released the following statement after voting in favor of a House measure that would send aid to Israel as our ally works to defeat Hamas. “From Hamas, Hezbollah, and Iran and its other proxies, Israel continues to face threats to her very existence,” said Rep. Frankel. “I thank President Biden and my colleagues in Congress for the ongoi...

ICYMI: Rep. Frankel Condemns Florida’s Six-Week Abortion Ban Taking Effect Today, Highlights Amendment on November Ballot

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Washington, DC – Earlier today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) spoke on the House Floor to condemn Florida’s near-total six-week abortion ban taking effect today, May 1st. Below are Rep. Frankel’s full remarks: “Look at this map. Today is a dark day in the state of Florida because we join all these states that are in dark colors, as our draconian six-week abortion ban goes into effect, cutting...

Rep. Frankel Statement After Voting to Strengthen Federal Tools to Combat Antisemitism

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement after voting to update the Department of Education’s working definition of antisemitism, which will allow for better enforcement of civil rights laws. “We are currently witnessing one of the worst periods of widespread antisemitism in our country’s history, with the ongoing destructive campus protests natio...

Rep. Frankel Statement on Six-Week Abortion Ban Taking Effect in Florida, Amendment on November Ballot

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement in advance of Florida’s devastating six-week abortion ban taking effect tomorrow, May 1st. “We are now at the start of a dark, life-threatening new chapter for women in Florida,” said Rep. Frankel. “Abortion in Florida is now banned after six weeks, before most women even know they are pregnant. This guts a...

ICYMI: Rep. Frankel Warns of Six-Week Abortion Ban Taking Effect Wednesday, May 1st, Highlights Amendment on November Ballot

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West Palm Beach, FL – Earlier today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-22) hosted a press conference to discuss the widespread devastating impacts on reproductive health care of Florida’s six-week abortion ban once it takes effect this Wednesday. She also called attention to the amendment on Florida’s ballot this November that would enshrine the right to abortion care in Florida’s constitution. (Fro...

Rep. Frankel Votes to Provide Critical Assistance to Israel, Ukraine, Taiwan, Alongside Worldwide Humanitarian Aid

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Washington, DC – Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement after voting to send aid to Israel, Ukraine, and Taiwan, and provide worldwide humanitarian assistance. “This aid package reinforces our steadfast commitment to our allies, our own national security, and to democracy around the world,” said Rep. Frankel. “As Israel defends itself against Hamas, Iran, and o...

Rep. Frankel Statement on Department of Education Issuing Updated Guidelines to Combat Sexual Assault, Sex-Based Discrimination in Our Schools

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Washington, DC – Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement after the Department of Education issued updated guidelines for federal enforcement of Title IX, the federal civil rights law aimed at prohibiting sex-based discrimination in schools receiving federal funding. “Every student should be able to learn in a safe school environment, without fear of sexual haras...

Rep. Frankel Joins Congressional Colleagues Calling for Immediate House Vote on Aid to Israel

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Washington, DC – Representative Lois Frankel (FL-22) is joining like-minded colleagues in calling on Speaker Mike Johnson to bring the Senate-passed supplemental foreign aid package to the floor for an immediate vote on Monday, which includes $14.1 billion for Israel to fund its defense efforts. Over the weekend, the Iranian regime staged an unprecedented direct attack on Israel, launching hundred...

Rep. Frankel Joins Congressional Colleagues Urging the Supreme Court to Uphold Federal Law and the Right to Emergency Care

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Washington, DC – Last week, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) joined 257 Congressional colleagues in submitting an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold federal law and patients’ rights to emergency medical care. Moyle v. United States and Idaho v. United States are challenging the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), a federal law that requires hospitals to p...

Rep. Frankel Statement on Reproductive Freedom Reaching Florida State Ballot and Decision on Six-Week Abortion Ban

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West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement after the Florida Supreme Court ruled to include an amendment on the state’s ballot this November that, if passed, will establish in Florida’s constitution a right to abortion before fetal viability (about 24 weeks). It will read that “no law shall prohibit, penalize, delay, or restrict abortion before...

Rep. Frankel Supports Final Government Funding Package for 2024, Including Funding for Two Additional Local Projects

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement after the House passed the final funding bills for fiscal year 2024, which included funding for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, State, Homeland Security, and Defense, Financial Services agencies, and the Legislative Branch. The package continues Rep. Frankel’s led efforts on ...