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  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Gov. DeSantis’ Attempt to Ban Vaccine Mandates
    Posted in Press Releases on October 21, 2021 | Preview rr

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after Governor DeSantis announced that he would call for a special session next month to attempt to pass legislation that would ban local governments and agencies from mandating COVID-19 vaccines for their employees, and strip liability protections from any businesses that impose them. “The Governor continues to put politics above the health and safety of Floridians,” said Rep Frankel. “The COVID-19... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Announces Next Round of Payments for Families with Children
    Posted in Press Releases on October 15, 2021 | Preview rr

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement as the next payments of the Child Tax Credit hit families’ bank accounts. “I’ve already heard from so many local parents who have told me how life-changing these payments have been,” said Rep. Frankel. “They have helped them pay for everything from child care while they go back to work, to groceries, to diapers for their children. This tax cut is putting money directly in the pockets of millions of ... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Raising Debt Limit
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2021 | Preview rr

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after voting to raise the debt limit. “Addressing the debt limit is not about future spending, it’s about meeting obligations that we already made to everyday Americans, like Social Security payments, veterans’ benefits, and COVID-19 economic relief,” said Rep. Lois Frankel. “Today, we took a stand to protect the full faith and credit of the United States. Now we need to turn our attention to passin... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Federal Judge Blocking Enforcement of Texas Abortion Law
    Posted in Press Releases on October 7, 2021 | Preview rr

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after U.S. District Court Judge Robert Pittman granted the U.S. Department of Justice’s request to halt enforcement of S.B. 8, the recently-enacted Texas law that bans nearly all abortions in the state. “The Texas abortion law empowers anti-abortion bounty hunters to exert control over pregnant people who are trying to make the deeply personal, life-changing decision about whether to become a parent.... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on State Punishing Additional School Districts over Mask Mandate
    Posted in Press Releases on October 7, 2021 | Preview rr

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after state education officials voted to punish the Palm Beach County school district, and additional Florida counties, for implementing mask mandates for students. “The Florida State Board of Education has again put politics ahead of the health and safety of students, teachers, and school staff,” said Rep. Lois Frankel. “I am alarmed by the state’s decision to withhold funding from more school dist... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Biden Administration’s Reversal of Harmful Title X Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2021 | Preview rr

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after the Department of Health and Human Services reversed a harmful Trump-era policy that cut off Title X funding from health care providers who offer abortion services or refer patients for abortion. This new rule re-instates critical funding for clinics like Planned Parenthood and the Presidential Women’s Center in West Palm Beach, which provide reproductive health services, cancer screenings, and t... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on State Threats to Local School Board Over Mask Mandates
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2021 | Preview rr

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement, after state education officials scheduled a hearing to determine whether schools in Palm Beach County, and eight additional counties, violated State Department of Health rules by implementing mask mandates for students. School board members stand to lose portions of their salaries depending on the outcome of the hearing. “Governor DeSantis has put politics ahead of the health and safety of Floridia... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Government Funding Extension
    Posted in Press Releases on September 30, 2021 | Preview rr

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after voting to pass the Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act, which prevents a government shutdown by extending funding for critical education, health, housing, and public safety programs through December 3rd. This legislation also delivers $28.6 billion in desperately needed relief to the survivors of recent natural disasters and provides $6.3 billion to help resett... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Announces Health Care Funding for Palm Beach County Clinics
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21), released the following statement announcing over $1.5 million in critical grant funding for the Health Care District of Palm Beach County and Genesis Community Health through the American Rescue Plan. “These clinics have been absolutely crucial in the fight against COVID-19 in Palm Beach County thanks to the incredible work they do in our underserved communities,” said Rep. Frankel. “This funding will help the Health Care District an... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on House Passage of the Women’s Health Protection Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2021 | Preview rr

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after the House passed the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would protect access to safe legal abortion care, regardless of where a person lives. “The decision of whether, if, and when to become a parent is one of the most personal life decisions we can make, and it’s a decision that should be between a patient and the people they trust—not politicians or vigilante strangers,” said Rep. Frankel. ... Read more