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  • Rep. Frankel Supports Emergency Assistance for Disaster Relief, Afghan Evacuees in Government Funding Extension
    Posted in In the News on September 21, 2021 | Preview rr

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after voting to pass the Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act, which extends federal funding through December 3rd and provides $28.6 billion in emergency relief for Americans who have been impacted by recent natural disasters, and $6.3 billion to support Afghan allies and evacuees fleeing Afghanistan after the withdrawal of American troops. “The COVID-19 pandemic is n... Read more

  • Frankel: virus imperils our children; we must act
    Posted in In the News on August 19, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Last week, I met virtually with local leaders and some of our best area physicians, including a pediatrician. They told us something that no one wants to hear: the virus is out of control in Florida and our children are in serious danger. While we all hoped to have the COVID-19 pandemic behind us by now, we are still very much in the thick of it. With the rapid spread of the Delta variant, cases are going up, hospitalizations are going up, and Florida has become the epicenter of the pandemic. Ea... Read more

  • VIDEO: Rep. Frankel Speaks on House Floor in Support of Legislation to Expand COVID Vaccine Access for Veterans and Caregivers
    Posted in In the News on March 10, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Our Veterans, Health Care

    On Monday, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21), member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, spoke on the House floor in support of the VA VACCINE Act (H.R. 1276), which passed the House last night by Unanimous Consent. This legislation is a critical fix to expand the VA’s ability to provide COVID-19 vaccines to veterans and their caregivers. For video of Rep. Frankel’s full remarks, click here. Below is an excerpt of Rep. Frankel’s remarks as delivered: “Today I rise in support of the VA VA... Read more

  • ICYMI: Rep. Frankel Speaks on House Floor in Favor of Bold COVID Relief Plan
    Posted in In the News on March 9, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Growing Jobs and the Economy, Women's Economic Agenda, Women's Health Care, Health Care

    Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21), spoke on the House floor in support of the American Rescue Plan Act, which the House will vote on tomorrow. The House passed a previous version of this bill in February, and will now vote to reconcile changes from the Senate. For video of Rep. Frankel’s full remarks, click here. Below are Rep. Frankel’s remarks as delivered: “Madam Speaker, I rise today in support of the American Rescue Plan. Madam Speaker, I have been honored to be in public service i... Read more

  • U.S. Rep. Frankel holds discussion detailing all services for lonely/struggling seniors
    Posted in In the News on February 18, 2021 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Lois Frankel held a roundtable discussion with various organizations on Wednesday in order to bring attention to the many services available for seniors who are feeling lonely or helpless amid the pandemic. “I want people to know that they’re not alone. They think they’re alone but they’re not alone. There are a lot of people who are willing to help them, and be with them,” Frankel said. "You are not alone. There are people who will help you. We are going to get through this.... Read more

  • Frankel vs. the Pandemic: Congresswoman used mayoral skills to help constituents
    Posted in In the News on October 29, 2020 | Preview rr

    Wendy Rhodes Palm Beach Post As the worst pandemic in 100 years swept into Florida last March, it seemed the only thing spreading faster than coronavirus was the misinformation surrounding it. From death and infection data to prevention and vaccines, doctors, scientists, and certainly politicians, tended to voice strong — and often dissenting — opinions about the deadly plague. Even top government officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention often changed their positions amid adv... Read more

  • Op-Ed: US must lead the charge on global reproductive rights — not stand in the way
    Posted in In the News on November 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Israel, Women's Economic Agenda, Women's Health Care

    By Rep. Lois Frankel, The Hill “[Countries] should take all appropriate measures to ensure, on a basis of equality of men and women, universal access to health-care services, including those related to reproductive health care, which includes family planning and sexual health.” — International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action (1994) For women to lead full productive lives, they must have the freedom to make the health care choices that are best for them. And when wome... Read more

  • 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