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Democratic Women’s Caucus Leadership Supports Congressional Letter Urging SBA, Treasury to Stop Attacks on Planned Parenthood
May 29, 2020
Today, Co-Chairs of the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Representatives Lois Frankel (FL-21), Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Vice Chairs Representatives Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-1) released the following statement in support of a congressional letter to the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Department of the Treasury urging them to refrain from targeting Planned Parenthood’s receipt of SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. “With more... More
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Frankel, Bilirakis, Dingell, and Shalala Introduce Bill to Protect America’s Seniors During the COVID-19 Pandemic
May 27, 2020
Today, Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL-21), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL-12), Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12), and Donna Shalala (D-FL-27) announced the introduction of the Protecting the Health of America’s Older Adults During COVID-19 and Beyond Act, which would establish a National COVID-19 Resource Center for Older Adults under the leadership of the Secretary of Health and Human Services and create the Healthy Aging grant program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Older adults repre... More
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Democratic Women’s Caucus Commemorates 101st Anniversary of the House Adoption of the 19th Amendment
May 21, 2020
Today, Co-Chairs of the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Representatives Lois Frankel (FL-21), Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Vice Chairs Representatives Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland released the following statement to commemorate the 101st anniversary of the House adoption of the 19th Amendment: “One hundred and one years ago today, the U.S. House of Representatives took a momentous step forward and passed the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing some women the right ... More
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Rep. Frankel Statement on State’s Removal of Florida COVID Dashboard Creator
May 19, 2020
West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement in response to reports that the employee who created and managed the Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 tracking dashboard was removed after refusing to censor and change data “We need to follow the facts to stop the spread of this virus. The Department of Health’s COVID-19 dashboard has been a vital resource for local governments, researchers, reporters, and all Floridians as we navigate this pandemic. Re... More
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Rep. Frankel Statement on Voting for the Heroes Act
May 15, 2020
Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after voting for the Heroes Act, which passed the House by a vote of 208 to 199. It now goes to the Senate for consideration. “As millions of Americans have rightly stayed home to stay safe, our healthcare personnel, police, fire fighters, teachers and other vital workers have been serving in full force, many risking their own lives to save ours. Today, we passed the Heroes Act, sending money to state and local go... More
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