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  • Democratic Women’s Caucus Leadership Supports Congressional Letter Urging SBA, Treasury to Stop Attacks on Planned Parenthood
    Posted in Press Releases on May 29, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care, Health Care

    Today, Co-Chairs of the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Representatives Lois Frankel (FL-21), Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Vice Chairs Representatives Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-1) released the following statement in support of a congressional letter to the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Department of the Treasury urging them to refrain from targeting Planned Parenthood’s receipt of SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. “With more... Read more

  • Frankel, Bilirakis, Dingell, and Shalala Introduce Bill to Protect America’s Seniors During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Posted in Press Releases on May 27, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL-21), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL-12), Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12), and Donna Shalala (D-FL-27) announced the introduction of the Protecting the Health of America’s Older Adults During COVID-19 and Beyond Act, which would establish a National COVID-19 Resource Center for Older Adults under the leadership of the Secretary of Health and Human Services and create the Healthy Aging grant program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Older adults repre... Read more

  • Democratic Women’s Caucus Commemorates 101st Anniversary of the House Adoption of the 19th Amendment
    Posted in Press Releases on May 21, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Co-Chairs of the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Representatives Lois Frankel (FL-21), Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Vice Chairs Representatives Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland released the following statement to commemorate the 101st anniversary of the House adoption of the 19th Amendment: “One hundred and one years ago today, the U.S. House of Representatives took a momentous step forward and passed the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing some women the right ... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Voting for the Heroes Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after voting for the Heroes Act, which passed the House by a vote of 208 to 199. It now goes to the Senate for consideration. “As millions of Americans have rightly stayed home to stay safe, our healthcare personnel, police, fire fighters, teachers and other vital workers have been serving in full force, many risking their own lives to save ours. Today, we passed the Heroes Act, sending money to state and local go... Read more

  • Florida Congressional Members Send Letter Urging Gov. DeSantis to Develop Robust Testing Strategy
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) joined members of Florida’s congressional delegation in sending a letter to Governor Ron DeSantis urging him to prioritize the health and safety of Floridians when moving forward with reopening the state, including by producing a comprehensive testing strategy. “The number one priority must continue to be saving Floridian’s lives,” said Rep. Frankel. “To do so, the reopening plan for our state needs to include a robust strategy for testing, contact tracing, and s... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Record Unemployment
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement in response to the US economy losing 20.5 million jobs in April, putting unemployment at 14.7% nationwide. “These numbers aren’t just statistics – these are the lives and livelihoods of our fellow Americans. This is more alarming, heartbreaking evidence that the coronavirus pandemic is causing financial hardships for too many families across the nation. Congress must go big in our next relief package to put more money into people’s pocke... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Gov. DeSantis’ Re-Opening Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on April 29, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after Governor Ron DeSantis announced the plan to re-open Florida. “The Governor’s decision to keep South Florida home and safe is responsible. But his comments minimizing the loss of life of more than 1,000 Floridians and the seriousness of this pandemic are sad and dangerous. Of course people are afraid. We’re facing a pandemic. We should listen to science and continue social distancing as recommended by healthcare experts,” said ... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on New Legislation Providing Billions in Funding for Small Businesses, Hospitals, and Testing
    Posted in Press Releases on April 23, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after voting for the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act in response to the coronavirus pandemic, which has resulted in a devastating 840,000 confirmed cases, 46,000 deaths, and more than 26 million initial unemployment claims in the past five weeks alone. “I am pleased to have voted for another funding package that will provide the emergency resources that are desperately needed to protect t... Read more

  • Florida Congressional Members Issue Joint Statement on Unemployment Benefits for Independent Contractors, Self-Employed Workers
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, members of Florida’s Congressional delegation - Representatives Lois Frankel (FL-21), Kathy Castor (FL-14), Charlie Crist (FL-13), Val B. Demings (FL-10), Ted Deutch (FL-22), Alcee Hastings (FL-20), Al Lawson, Jr. (FL-5), Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), Stephanie Murphy (FL-7), Donna Shalala (FL-27), Darren Soto (FL-9), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), and Frederica Wilson (FL-24) - issued the following statement in response to the state blocking or delaying self-employed workers from ac... Read more

  • Millions in Emergency Education Funding Headed for Palm Beach County
    Posted in Press Releases on April 16, 2020 | Preview rr

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement upon designation of emergency education funds through the federal CARES Act to Palm Beach State College and Florida Atlantic University. “The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically interrupted the education of our children,” said Rep. Frankel. “This critical funding will be used to help students, families, and educators cope with the impact.” Palm Beach State College will receive $18,933,435 and Florida Atlantic... Read more