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Rep. Frankel Urges Governor DeSantis, Florida Officials to Address Sex Trafficking in Foster Care System

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Washington, DC – Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-22) was joined by the rest of the Florida Democratic Congressional delegation in sending a letter to Governor Ron DeSantis and the leaders of the Florida State House and Senate expressing their deep concern over recent reports of sex trafficking of foster children in the State of Florida. The letter urges state officials to take immediate act...

Rep. Frankel Votes to Support Iranian Women, Condemn Regime’s Human Rights Abuses

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement after voting for a bipartisan resolution condemning Iran’s human rights abuses. The resolution is in response to the death of Mahsa Amini and the ensuing protests. Amini was 22 years old when she was arrested and brutally beaten by the regime’s so-called “morality police” for “improperly” wearing her hijab....

Democratic Women’s Caucus Chair Statement in Support of Bill Defending Reproductive Freedom

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Washington, DC – Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-22), Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, released the following statement in support of the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH) Act. “People, not politicians, should have the freedom to make their own personal decisions about their health, lives, and future,” said Rep. Frankel, Chair of the Democratic Women’s Cauc...

Rep. Frankel Appointed to House Appropriations Committee for Third Consecutive Term

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement after being appointed to serve on the House Appropriations Committee for the 118th Congress. “Serving on the Appropriations Committee presents me with the opportunity to influence federal spending,” said Rep. Frankel. “In that role, I will continue to champion the well-being of our working families and seni...

Rep. Frankel Statement on Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Decision

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West Palm Beach, FL - Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement on the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The Supreme Court’s dangerous and extreme decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization case reversed Roe last year, undermining decades of protection for abortion care. “The extreme MAGA-backed Supreme Court decision has undermined access to abort...

House Democratic Women’s Caucus Response to Republican Anti-Abortion Bills

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Washington, DC – Today, Democratic Women’s Caucus Chair Lois Frankel (FL-22) issued the following statement in response to the extreme anti-abortion agenda proposed by the new MAGA-Republican Majority. “One week into the new Congress and Republicans are again racing full steam ahead to criminalize abortion nationwide,” said Democratic Women’s Caucus Chair Lois Frankel. “The House-passed Republican...

Rep. Frankel Sworn-In to the U.S. House of Representatives for the 118th Congress

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Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement after being officially sworn in for the 118th United States Congress. It will be her sixth term representing Palm Beach County. “I am honored to have been sworn in to serve Palm Beach County for a sixth consecutive term,” said Rep. Frankel. “Last Congress, Congressional Democrats and the Biden Administratio...

Rep. Frankel Reflects on Two-Year Anniversary of January 6th Insurrection

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Congresswoman Frankel participates in a moment of silence in honor of those who lost their lives or were injured during the January 6th Insurrection. Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement as the United States marked two years since the January 6th Insurrection. “On January 6th, 2021, like many of my Congressional colleagues, I spent hours behi...

Rep. Frankel Statement on Republican Chaos

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Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement in response to the continued Republican failure to elect a Speaker. “Under the new Republican majority, after multiple votes, Republicans remain in embarrassing chaos, failing to elect a Speaker of the House. This is preventing the House from doing official business and the swearing in of 434 members,” said...

Rep. Frankel Votes for Federal Funding Bill that Delivers For The People

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Key Frankel Priorities Supporting Women, Seniors, Veterans, Investing in Florida Infrastructure, Included in FY23 Bill Washington, DC – Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21), member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after voting for the budget for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23). This government funding package includes key Frankel priorities to support women’s hea...

Frankel Announces New Funding for Local Projects in Federal Budget

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Washington, DC – Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, announced unique funding for local community projects included in the Federal Fiscal Year 2023 spending bill, which passed the House by a vote of 225-201 and will be signed into law on Friday. “Funding for community projects were once again included in the Federal 2023 budget, allowing Memb...

Bipartisan Bill to Award Last Living Nuremberg Prosecutor the Congressional Gold Medal Included in Fiscal Year 2023 Spending Bill

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Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL-21), Joe Wilson (R-SC-02), Jim McGovern (D-MA-02), and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL-12) were joined by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) to announce that their bipartisan bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Benjamin Ferencz—the last living Nuremberg prosecutor—was included in the Fiscal Year 2023 spending package. The funding package is exp...

Rep. Frankel Announces New Palm Beach County Disaster Recovery Center for Residents Impacted by Hurricane Ian

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West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement announcing a new Disaster Recovery Center operated by FEMA and the State of Florida that has opened in Palm Beach County to help those impacted by Hurricane Ian. The new center is located at the Hagen Ranch Road Library in Delray Beach. “The opening of a local Disaster Recovery Center is welcome news ...

Rep. Frankel Statement on Final January 6th Select Committee Report

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West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack released the executive summary of its final report. “I thank the Members of the bipartisan January 6th Select Committee for their courageous, arduous work. Their final report defends our Democracy and points us in the direction of accountab...

Rep. Frankel Urges Securities and Exchange Commission to Combat Workplace Harassment

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Washington, DC – Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21) was joined by 61 Members of Congress in sending a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) urging the commission to help combat workplace harassment. The letter asks the SEC to use its existing rulemaking authority to require publicly-traded companies to disclose the number and aggregate amounts of settlements, judgements, a...