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  • 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

  • To The Point
    Posted in In the News on April 28, 2019 | Preview rr

    By Michael Williams, WPTV Michael Williams discusses the Mueller report, President Trump, the possibility of impeachment, and more with Rep. Lois Frankel. Watch the full interview here. Read more

  • Lois Frankel focuses on education, not Mueller report, during visit with Wellington students
    Posted in In the News on April 22, 2019 | Preview rr

    By Jodie Wagner, Palm Beach Post WELLINGTON — U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, has fielded plenty of questions about the recently completed probe conducted by special counsel Robert Mueller. But her audience Monday morning had far more pressing concerns. Frankel, who is in the midst of a two-week congressional recess, stopped by Binks Forest Elementary School to chat with fifth-grade students and deliver children’s books and other materials from the Library of Congress in Washington, D... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel hopes Israel doesn’t become like Saudi Arabia in Congress
    Posted in In the News on April 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    By Laura Kelly, Jewish Insider Congresswoman Lois Frankel represents Florida’s 21st district, which includes communities along the south-eastern coast of the state. A long-time public servant, she spent 14 years in the Florida State House before becoming the Mayor of West Palm Beach and then elected to Congress in 2013. She is a member of the House Committee on Appropriations and the subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs subcommittee. Yesterday, she spoke with Jewish Ins... Read more

  • Feds reimburse Palm Beach County sheriff $5.6M for Trump security
    Posted in In the News on April 3, 2019 | Preview rr

    By Jeff Ostrowski, Palm Beach Post Uncle Sam will reimburse the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office for $5.6 million in overtime paid by the agency during President Donald Trump’s visits during the 2017-18 fiscal year. The Department of Homeland Security broke the news to Sheriff Ric Bradshaw in a letter last month. “Congratulations, on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security, your application for financial assistance submitted under the Fiscal Year 2018 Presidential Residence Protection As... Read more

  • House Democratic women flex muscles with formal caucus, plus a political arm
    Posted in In the News on April 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Growing Jobs and the Economy, Women's Economic Agenda, Women's Health Care

    Written by Lindsey McPherson, Roll Call House Democratic women, armed with more numbers and the power of the majority, are getting organized, switching their working group to a more formal caucus and launching a political action committee to help further grow their ranks. The Democratic Women’s Caucus is the new name of the Democratic Women’s Working Group. Open to all 91 House Democratic women, the caucus will be led by an expanded leadership team of three co-chairs and two vice chairs. “We hav... Read more

  • Rep. Lois Frankel wants South Florida veterans to succeed in school
    Posted in In the News on March 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Our Veterans, Education

    By Arthur Mondale, WPTV PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — There are more than one million student veterans enrolled in our nation's colleges. Now one Florida lawmaker wants to ensure students in South Florida and nationally have what they need to succeed. Rep. Lois Frankel has reintroduced the Veteran Education Empowerment Act to ensure student veterans nationally have what they need to graduate. On Tuesday, Rep. Frankel held a news conference inside Palm Beach State College’s Veterans Success Center. T... Read more

  • The Sunshine Economy: Talking Water, Transit, and Aid For Venezuela on Capitol Hill
    Posted in In the News on March 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Protecting Our Environment, Foreign Affairs, Transportation and Infrastructure

    By Tom Hudson, WLRN Lake Okeechobee may be a natural feature of the Florida landscape, but politics also come into play when it comes to it. More than $1 billion of federal support has been spent to help restore the Everglades and fix the plumbing around the lake. That money, along with other money for the Army Corps of Engineers, starts flowing from the House Appropriations Committee. So does federal money for transportation projects — like the money Miami Dade County hopes to secure to help un... Read more

  • Bipartisan bill to expand US-Israel resource cooperation
    Posted in In the News on March 19, 2019 | Preview rr

    A bipartisan bill was introduced by Reps. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) and Randy Weber (R-Texas) to further development between America and Israel in the agriculture, water resources and energy-storage sectors. Read more