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  • Sex allegations, a tax wary nation, and reasons to give thanks | South Florida 100
    Posted in In the News on November 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    Sun Sentinel 100 Lois Jane Frankel, member, U.S. House of Representatives Last week: As if the GOP tax scam wasn’t bad enough, the Congressional Budget Office announced that as written, it could trigger an automatic $25 billion cut to Medicare next year alone. This is unacceptable! Seniors who have worked hard their entire lives deserve to retire with dignity, not fear for the future of their health care. All of this so Republicans can give massive tax cuts to corporations and the ultrawealthy. ... Read more

  • U.S. Rep. Frankel: GOP tax, health plans spell pain for middle class
    Posted in In the News on November 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    Written by: Tony Doris, Palm Beach Post With the Trump Plaza condo towers as a backdrop, not to mention a handful of Trump supporters with a megaphone, U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel and a couple dozen supporters took to the West Palm Beach waterfront Friday to protest what she called a “Robin Hood in reverse” GOP tax proposal. The former West Palm Beach mayor, on recess until after Thanksgiving, said the tax change passed in the U.S. House Thursday “robs the middle class to give huge tax cuts to the ve... Read more

  • Trump’s Administration Blocked An Equal Pay Rule & This Lawsuit Could Bring It Back
    Posted in In the News on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Written by: Lauren Holter, Bustle Magazine On Wednesday, two groups sued the Trump administration over its rollback of a wage gap rule that was aimed at establishing more transparency around what men and women are paid. In September, President Trump's White House blocked the Obama-era rule that required large companies to report what they pay workers. By some estimates, if progress continues at the current rate, the gender pay gap won't close in the United States until 2119. Democracy Forward, a... Read more

  • Realtors: House tax proposal would cut Florida home values by 13%
    Posted in In the News on November 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Written by: Jeff Ostrowski, Palm Beach Post A tax bill making its way through the U.S. House of Representatives could slash Florida home values by 13 percent, Realtors said Monday. Realtors harbor “grave concerns” about a Republican proposal to reduce the tax deduction for mortgage interest, end write-offs for property taxes and boost capital-gains taxes on home sales, said Maria Wells, president of Florida Realtors. “That would affect the economy in all sorts of ways,” Wells said Monday during ... Read more

  • Honor veterans not only with salutes, but services they need | South Florida 100
    Posted in In the News on November 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    Sun Sentinel 100 Lois Jane Frankel, member, U.S. House of Representatives Last week: Republicans are wasting no time in their effort to give tax cuts to the richest Americans and biggest corporations. This isn’t a tax plan, it’s a tax scam that will hurt middle-class families and ransack Medicare and Medicaid. It massively increases the debt to cut taxes for the rich and corporations - leaving our children to pay the bill. The middle-class shouldn’t be paying for a giveaway to the wealthiest cit... Read more

  • What caused the opioid crisis?
    Posted in In the News on October 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    America’s opioid crisis is out of control. Overdoses claim 33,000 lives every year. Nearly half of them involve a prescription opioid. Sarah Karlin-Smith, health care reporter for POLITICO, explains the opioid crisis. Read more

  • How The Democratic Women’s Working Group Is Fighting Trump’s Attacks On Birth Control
    Posted in In the News on October 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda, Women's Health Care

    Written By: Lani Seelinger, Bustle There's a good chance that you haven't heard of the Democratic Women's Working Group (DWWG), but now this congressional group is on the front lines of one of the most important fights that the Trump administration has brought about so far. The DWWG, comprised of all of the Democratic women in the House of Representatives, currently has a pretty significant assault on their hands: Trump's decision to roll back the ACA's birth control mandate. The administration ... Read more

  • Democrats Introduce Bill To Fight Trump On Birth Control Mandate
    Posted in In the News on October 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda, Women's Health Care

    Written By: Catherine Pearson, Huffington Post Democrats in the House and Senate have introduced a new bill that would stop President Donald Trump’s recent attack on an Obama-era birth control mandate that has guaranteed 55 million women access to free contraception. Earlier this month, the Trump administration announced its plans to rollback the requirement, which guaranteed contraceptive coverage at no cost to women and provided only limited exceptions to religious institutions. The Trump poli... Read more

  • Medical society joins fight against opioid epidemic in PBC
    Posted in In the News on October 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Democrats Introduce Bill That Would Turn Title IX Guidelines Into Law
    Posted in In the News on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    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... Read more