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Rep. Frankel Joins Senator Nelson in Urging USDA to Provide Immediate Food Relief to Floridians Recovering from Hurricane Irma
October 18, 2017
West Palm Beach, FL – October 18, 2017 – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement in response to long lines and disorganization at Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) locations in South Florida. D-SNAP provides short-term food assistance for families recovering from a disaster. Registration is currently being offered at three locations in Palm Beach County through Saturday, October 21. “Floridians recovering from Hurricane Irma should not have to ... More
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Medical society joins fight against opioid epidemic in PBC
October 15, 2017
Written by: Christine Stapleton, Palm Beach Post After an unprecedented 590 opioid-related deaths in Palm Beach County in 2016, Palm Beach County doctors are joining the battle as a group against the opioid epidemic. The Palm Beach County Medical Society Services, a nonprofit that coordinates education and volunteer activities of the county Medical Society, held its first meeting this week to begin working on a medical plan to prevent overdose deaths. The group’s initiative will be overseen by t... More
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Rep. Frankel Criticizes Trump’s Actions Sabotaging Affordable Care Act
October 13, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued a statement following President Trump’s recent actions to sabotage the Affordable Care Act: “President Trump has become a one-man wrecking ball of the American health care system, taking actions that will cause millions of people to lose affordable access to their medical care. His most recent directive eliminating cost-sharing payments is projected to cause a 20 percent hike for everyone on ACA plans. This comes just hours follow... More
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Rep. Frankel Opposes Trump’s Decision to Decertify Iran Nuclear Deal
October 13, 2017
Washington, DC -- Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21) opposes President Donald Trump’s decision to withhold certification of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), otherwise known as the Iran nuclear agreement. The JCPOA must be re-certified by the President every three months under existing U.S. law. Today’s decision begins a 60-day window for Congress to consider re-imposing JCPOA-related sanctions on Iran. “President Trump’s decision to withhold certification of the JCPOA is a manufa... More
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Democrats Introduce Bill That Would Turn Title IX Guidelines Into Law
October 12, 2017
Written by: Alanna Vagianos, Huffington Post A group of Democratic lawmakers unveiled legislation at a press conference in Washington, D.C., on Thursday afternoon that would protect Title IX after recent rollbacks by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. The new legislation, named the Title IX Protection Act, would codify into law three Title IX guidances that were created during the Obama, George W. Bush and Clinton administrations. These guidances ― the 2014 Questions and Answers on Title IX doc... More
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