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  • Rep. Frankel Joins Senator Nelson in Urging USDA to Provide Immediate Food Relief to Floridians Recovering from Hurricane Irma
    Posted in Press Releases on October 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    West Palm Beach, FL – October 18, 2017 – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement in response to long lines and disorganization at Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) locations in South Florida. D-SNAP provides short-term food assistance for families recovering from a disaster. Registration is currently being offered at three locations in Palm Beach County through Saturday, October 21. “Floridians recovering from Hurricane Irma should not have to ... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Criticizes Trump’s Actions Sabotaging Affordable Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care, Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued a statement following President Trump’s recent actions to sabotage the Affordable Care Act: “President Trump has become a one-man wrecking ball of the American health care system, taking actions that will cause millions of people to lose affordable access to their medical care. His most recent directive eliminating cost-sharing payments is projected to cause a 20 percent hike for everyone on ACA plans. This comes just hours follow... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Opposes Trump’s Decision to Decertify Iran Nuclear Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Israel

    Washington, DC -- Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21) opposes President Donald Trump’s decision to withhold certification of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), otherwise known as the Iran nuclear agreement. The JCPOA must be re-certified by the President every three months under existing U.S. law. Today’s decision begins a 60-day window for Congress to consider re-imposing JCPOA-related sanctions on Iran. “President Trump’s decision to withhold certification of the JCPOA is a manufa... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Slams Trump Admin’s Attack on 62 Million Women’s Health Coverage
    Posted in Press Releases on October 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care, Health Care

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) made the following statement after the Trump Administration issued rules allowing employers, schools, and insurers to deny birth control coverage on "moral" grounds. This action undermines the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that all insurance plans must cover birth control with no copay. “Here we go again, another Trump attack on women’s health. Trump’s newest actions will put at risk the health of 62 million women and girls who c... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Opposes Republican Budget that Guts Medicare to Give Tax Breaks to Big Corporations and the Wealthy
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after voting against the Republican budget proposal: “The Republican budget robs our seniors in order to give massive tax cuts to big corporations and the super-rich. Their voucher program would gut Medicare and cause health costs to skyrocket for seniors who can least afford it. Democrats offer hard-working Americans a BETTER DEAL, one that protects seniors while investing in infrastructure, research, and ... Read more

  • Reps. Frankel, Ros-Lehtinen Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Seniors During Natural Disasters
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Representatives Lois Frankel (FL-21), and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) introduced a bipartisan bill, the Protecting Seniors During Disasters Act, to analyze how senior citizens and nursing home residents can be better cared for during natural disasters. Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio introduced a companion bill in the Senate. Natural disasters cause unique concerns for residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and senior communities. Because many seniors live alone they ... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on DeVos Decision to Rescind Title IX Guidance Protecting Victims of Sexual Assault
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WEST PALM BEACH – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after the Department of Education formally rescinded President Obama’s guidance regarding Title IX’s protections against sexual violence on college campuses: “The Trump administration took action today that sends a message that could return us to the days when sexual violence was swept under the rug at our schools and college campuses. With that said, all parties should take notice that Title IX remains th... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on Republican’s Latest ACA Repeal Attempt
    Posted in Press Releases on September 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care, Health Care

    WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement in response to the latest version of Trumpcare introduced in the Senate. “Here we go again! Republicans are trying to ram another bill thru the Senate that is the worst we've seen, making it harder for millions of Americans to access affordable, quality health care. It guts key protections for people with pre-existing conditions, penalizes older Americans with an ‘age tax,’ attacks women's access to fu... Read more

  • Palm Beach and Broward Counties Added to FEMA Individual Assistance
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – As South Florida begins the long process of rebuilding after Hurricane Irma, Reps. Lois Frankel (FL-21), Alcee L. Hastings (FL-20), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), Ted Deutch (FL-22), Frederica Wilson (FL-24), and Brian Mast (FL-18), Members of Congress representing South Florida, are pleased the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) added Palm Beach and Broward counties to the list of counties eligible for Individual Assistance. While President Trump’s September 10 Major... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Hurricane Relief and Government Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after Congress passed a bill that includes disaster relief funds, and money to keep the federal government running and pay our bills. “As Hurricane Irma barrels towards South Florida and the Federal Emergency Relief Agency about to run out of money, I am pleased that Congress took bipartisan, responsible action to keep government running and provide funding for storm aid for victims of Hurricanes Harvey i... Read more