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Florida Lawmakers Urge Governor DeSantis to Improve Statewide Vaccine Distribution
January 22, 2021
Today, Representatives Lois Frankel (FL-21), Ted Deutch (FL-22), Alcee Hastings (FL-20), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), Kathy Castor (FL-14), Al Lawson (FL-05), Darren Soto (FL-09), Charlie Crist (FL-13), and Val Demings (FL-10) sent a letter to Governor Ron DeSantis outlining concerns on the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in the state, and providing recommendations for the distribution process. The letter recommends the following: “Make all vaccine allotment information transparent and imme... More
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Hastings Leads Florida Democrats in Seeking for Relief for Produce Farmers
January 15, 2021
Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), Dean of the Florida Delegation, led Florida Democrats in supporting an investigation led by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) into Mexico’s unfair trade practices that are harming Florida’s strawberry and bell pepper producers. Agriculture is central to Florida’s economy and the nation’s domestic food supply chain. The investigations are a first step in delivering relief to local farmers so they may continue to provide nutritious food to t... More
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Rep. Frankel Statement on Voting to Impeach President Trump
January 13, 2021
Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after voting to impeach President Trump on the charge of incitement of insurrection. “President Trump instigated a violent insurrection against the United States using baseless claims of election fraud to rile up his supporters, with deadly consequences. He charged up a mob to attack the Capitol to stop the Congress from fulfilling its Constitutional duty to count the electoral ballots that have duly elected the next President and Vice Pre... More
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Rep. Frankel Statement on Electoral College Certification
January 7, 2021
Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after a Joint Session of Congress certified the Electoral College votes, confirming President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as the official winners of the 2020 election. “Early this morning, Congress stood up for democracy and defended the will of the voters by certifying the results of the 2020 election. This came despite an unprecedented attack on the Capitol by a mob that was incited by Donald Trump,” sai... More
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Rep. Frankel Statement After Pro-Trump Mob Storms U.S. Capitol During Electoral College Certification
January 6, 2021
Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement. “Thank you to everyone who has reached out. I am safe, and my staff are safe,” said Rep. Frankel. “This is not who we are as a nation. What happened at the U.S. Capitol today was a tragic and un-American attack on our democracy, and a direct consequence of a President who has encouraged violence and undermined our election system by lying to the American public. The disgraceful events of today do not change the fact that Joe Biden ... More
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