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  • Democrats Unveil “A Better Deal” for American Families
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL21) joins her Democratic colleagues in announcing a fresh vision for America, “A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future.” This ambitious economic agenda shows a renewed Democratic commitment to the hard-working men and women across America who have been left out and left behind for too long. “Too many families are struggling, feeling they have been left behind in a system that’s rigged against them. They are living paycheck to ... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Blasts Trump Administration’s Decision to End ACA Contracts
    Posted in Press Releases on July 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    West Palm Beach, FL – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement in reaction to the Trump Administration’s decision to end Affordable Care Act education and outreach contracts in 18 cities, including three in Florida. “This action will make it more difficult for consumers to find the best insurance under the Affordable Care Act. This is a cruel and deadly move by the President of the United States.” ### Read more

  • Rep Frankel Statement on Latest Republican Healthcare Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement in response to the Senate Republican’s revised healthcare bill: “It’s business as usual for Senate Republicans whose revised healthcare bill is just as brutal and cruel as the last one. It might even be worse. Trumpcare means higher costs, fewer protections, a crushing age tax, and millions of Americans will be kicked off insurance. With this horrendous bill, Republicans are inflicting greater pain on Ameri... Read more

  • Leaders of the Democratic Women’s Working Group Denounce President Trump’s Sexist Tweets
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda, Women's Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the leadership of the Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG), Reps. Lois Frankel, Brenda Lawrence, and Jackie Speier, released a joint statement following President Trump’s sexist tweets this morning: “It is indeed a sad day for our country when the President of the United States spends his time verbally attacking women instead of working to advance their rights. The latest tweet on Mika Brzezinski's appearance – while certainly not the last – continues an assault on wom... Read more

  • Frankel Commemorates 45th Anniversary of Historic Title IX Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda, Women's Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), Chair of the Democratic Women’s Working Group, issued a statement commemorating the 45th anniversary of Title IX, landmark legislation that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. “Growing up in the 1960’s I watched my male classmates awarded sports scholarships to colleges and universities while young women were left behind. That changed with the passage of Title IX which impr... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Announces Two NEA Grants for Local Arts Initiatives
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), announced grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support two programs at the center of Palm Beach County’s vibrant arts culture: the Norton Museum of Art and the Palm Beach Opera. “The arts play important roles in our lives, reflecting our common humanity. It brings joy to people's lives and jobs to local communities,” said Frankel. Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, $20,000: To support an art exhibition that ... Read more

  • Frankel Announces $1 Million FEMA Grant to PBC for Aftermath of Hurricane Matthew
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), announced a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reimburse Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Department for overtime costs incurred during Hurricane Matthew. Hurricane Matthew hit the coasts of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina in October 2016. “Hurricanes wreak havoc on communities, and also their budgets. This grant offers relief to Palm Beach C... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on Director Comey’s Senate Testimony
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), issued the following statement on former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee: “Today marked day 139 of the continuing saga of a President who is causing great anxiety for many Americans. Former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony provided evidence of obstruction of justice on the part of President Trump that must be fully investigated. I continue my call for an independent commission surroundin... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw From the Paris Climate Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Protecting Our Environment, Growing Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), issued the following statement after President Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement: "Leaving the Paris Climate Agreement is both dumb and dangerous. Americans should lead the way in the mission to reduce our carbon footprint and protect our planet for future generations. Abandoning this agreement ignores the fact that an overwhelming number of scientists believe that human beings are significant contributor... Read more

  • Frankel Praises Bipartisan Effort to Protect Service Members from Explicit Photo Sharing Online
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Our Veterans

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), Chair of the Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG), issued the following statement in support of the bipartisan PRIVATE Act, which makes it illegal for military members to share explicit photos without consent. The PRIVATE Act passed the House this afternoon. “As the proud mother of a United States Marine veteran, I understand first-hand the selfless sacrifice a Marine makes when he or she puts on their uniform. To those female warrio... Read more