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  • House Democrats: Congress should open investigation into Jeffrey Epstein’s death
    Posted in In the News on August 27, 2019 | Preview rr

    By Emily Kopp, Roll Call Dozens of House Democrats have called on the leaders of the chamber’s powerful investigative committees to launch an inquiry into the case of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. “While we cannot undo the damage Epstein has caused the victims of his abuse, the survivors of Epstein’s exploitation and manipulation deserve a forum to be heard and both they and the public deserve transparency and answers to unresolved questions,” forty-five Democrats said in a letter addr... Read more

  • Frankel calls for congressional Epstein hearings, wants Krischer, Bradshaw to testify
    Posted in In the News on August 27, 2019 | Preview rr

    By John Pacenti, Palm Beach Post In an extraordinary development in the Jeffrey Epstein saga, dozens of U.S. representatives called for a congressional investigation into the “sweetheart plea deal” given to the wealthy pedophile that could produce public testimony in West Palm Beach of top law enforcement as well as victims. Former U.S. Attorney Alex Acosta, State Attorney Barry Krischer and current Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw would be asked to testify, said U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, wh... Read more

  • Florida Congresswoman Frankel Blasts Trump Administration For Title X Rule
    Posted in In the News on August 24, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care, Health Care

    By Joel Malkin, WFLA Radio A South Florida Congresswoman is blasting the Trump administration for what she calls a "dangerous domestic gag rule" that's forced Planned Parenthood to pull out of the nation's family planning program, known as "Title X." "We cannot go back to the days when the state and the government and the presidents were in control of women's reproductive rights." Democrat Rep. Lois Frankel calls it the "cruelest and most dangerous rule coming out of a presidential administratio... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel presents Bronze Star, two others to ex-cannoneer, 88
    Posted in In the News on August 7, 2019 | Preview rr

    Written by Emily Sullivan, The Palm Beach Post BOYNTON BEACH — Nearly seven decades after he was pulled to the Korean War’s front lines, a Boynton Beach-area vet who frequented the battlefield and took a bullet to the shin claimed three medals for his service. U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, extended the medals, one for national defense, one for United Nations service and a third signifying Korean War service with a Bronze Star, to Gerald Camen, 88, at his home Wednesday. “It’s never ... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Votes in Support of Budget Agreement
    Posted in In the News on July 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after voting for the budget agreement to increase discretionary funding limits through 2021 and suspend the debt limit for two years. “Today’s strong, bipartisan bill allows us to invest in the health and well-being of the American people. It restores certainty to our budgeting, avoids another reckless government shutdown, and protects the full faith and credit of the United States.” ### Read more

  • Prosecutors expected to unseal charges against Jeffrey Epstein
    Posted in In the News on July 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    Published in the Washington Post, by Matt Zapotosky Federal prosecutors are expected to unseal new sex trafficking charges Monday against Jeffrey Epstein as the politically connected multimillionaire makes his first appearance in court. Epstein — who was arrested over the weekend and is expected to appear in federal court in Manhattan — had previously pleaded guilty to Florida state charges of soliciting prostitution to resolve allegations he molested dozens of girls. That arrangement has been w... Read more

  • U.S. HOUSE PASSES RESOLUTION OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZING FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION AS A ‘HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION’
    Posted in In the News on May 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Women's Health Care

    By Chantal Da Silva, Newsweek The House of Representatives has passed a bipartisan resolution denouncing the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) and recognizing it as a human rights violation against women and girls. "Today we're sending a clear message that every girl, no matter where she’s born, has a right to live free of violence,” Democratic Representative Lois Frankel, of Florida, who introduced the bill alongside Republican Representative Scott Perry, of Pennsylvania, said on Tues... Read more

  • Florida Congresswoman Gets Resolution Against Female Genital Mutilation Through the House
    Posted in In the News on May 21, 2019 | Preview rr

    By Kevin Derby, the Florida Daily On Monday night, the U.S. House passed a Florida congresswoman’s resolution opposing female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C)and recognizing it “as a human rights violation against women and girls” without objection. U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., introduced the resolution in February with U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-Penn., as the main cosponsor. Almost 30 other members of the House, including U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. House Middle Ea... Read more

  • House Democrats seek to protect Planned Parenthood from Trump's funding cuts
    Posted in In the News on April 29, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care, Health Care

    Written by Jessie Hellmann, The Hill House Democrats are seeking to block the Trump administration from defunding Planned Parenthood and banning abortion referrals at family planning clinics. In a draft spending bill released Monday, Democrats outlined a plan to “protect” the Title X Family Planning Program from changes sought by the administration. The proposal could tee up a brutal battle between the Republican-controlled Senate and House Democrats over one of President Trump's main policy pri... Read more

  • Lois Frankel Leads the Charge to Take Down a Trump Nominee at the State Department
    Posted in In the News on April 29, 2019 | Preview rr

    By Kevin Derby, Sunshine State News From her perch on the U.S. House State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Subcommittee, U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., is leading the charge on Capitol Hill to defeat a State Department nominee. Frankel teamed with three congresswomen from California -- Democrat U.S. Reps. Zoe Lofgren, Lucille Roybal-Allard and Norma Torres to round up 45 other members of the House to write U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, calling on him to “withdraw Ronald Mortense... Read more