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  • Rep. Frankel Announces Economic Impact Payment Rollout, Steps for People Still Waiting for Payment
    Posted in Press Releases on April 15, 2020 | Preview rr

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after Economic Impact Payments started being sent to some Americans. The payments amount to $1,200 for individuals with salaries up to $75,000, and $2,400 for married couples with combined incomes of up to $150,000, plus $500 per dependent under the age of 17. Individuals with salaries less than $99,000 and joint filers less than $198,000 will receive reduced payments. “The coronavirus pandemic has imp... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Announces $3.6 Million in Federal Funding for Local COVID-19 Response
    Posted in Press Releases on April 8, 2020 | Preview rr

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after the Department of Health and Human Services announced $3,665,550 in funding for local health care facilities to address the coronavirus pandemic. The funding was authorized under the bipartisan CARES Act, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020. “This money will be used to strengthen our public health infrastructure and save lives in Palm Beach County during a critical time in the fight against the co... Read more

  • Florida Congressional, State Legislature Members Send Letter Urging Gov. DeSantis to Fix Florida’s Broken Unemployment Benefits Program
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2020 | Preview rr

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, members of Florida’s congressional delegation and members of the state legislature sent a letter to Governor Ron DeSantis with recommendations on how to improve the Florida unemployment system. The letter states in part, “As you are aware, unemployment in Florida is skyrocketing, through no fault of workers who are being laid off and told to stay home. Last week over 237,000 Floridians applied for unemployment insurance benefits, with thousands more unable to use the... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Applauds $13 Million CDC Grant to Florida
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) awarded an additional $13.4 million to Florida to support the state’s COVID-19 response. Last month, Florida received $27.7 million from the CDC. “The coronavirus pandemic is bearing down on Florida and our health care system is taking a direct hit,” said Rep. Frankel. “This critical funding will be used to strengthen our public health infrastructure and save lives.” ... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Gov. DeSantis Order that Weakens Stay-at-Home Restrictions
    Posted in Press Releases on April 2, 2020 | Preview rr

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after Governor Ron DeSantis issued an executive order weakening stay-at-home guidelines by overriding any stricter local government orders. Specifically, large gatherings for religious purposes will now be allowed statewide. “For many people, connecting with a faith community is understandably important at a time like this. With that said, the coronavirus is just as dangerous and infectious whether you are in a... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Statewide Stay-at-Home Order
    Posted in Press Releases on April 1, 2020 | Preview rr

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after Governor Ron DeSantis issued a statewide stay-at-home order. “While there are still some dangerous loopholes, the Governor’s statewide stay-at-home order will save lives and lessen the impact on our healthcare system. I urge the public to take this seriously. Stay home and save lives.” ### Read more

  • Rep. Frankel, Florida Members Send Letter to Gov. DeSantis to Ensure Self-Employed Workers, Independent Contractors Can Access Unemployment Benefits
    Posted in Press Releases on March 30, 2020 | Preview rr

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, twelve members of Florida’s congressional delegation joined Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21) in sending a letter to Governor Ron DeSantis urging immediate action to ensure self-employed workers and independent contractors can access unemployment benefits. The letter states in part, “The Coronavirus Aid and Relief Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020, creates a pathway for previously ineligible self-employed workers to now rece... Read more

  • Bipartisan Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation Asks FEMA, HHS for Testing Center Support
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, the bipartisan Palm Beach County legislative delegation - including U.S. Representatives Ted Deutch (FL-22), Alcee L. Hastings (FL-20), Lois Frankel (FL-21), and Brian Mast (FL-18), and members of the Florida Senate and Florida House of Representatives - wrote to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Peter T. Gaynor urging them to support the recently announced Community Based Testing Site to expand novel coronavirus (COVI... Read more

  • Reps. Deutch, Frankel Urge Sec. Azar to Deliver Testing Supplies to Florida
    Posted in Press Releases on March 26, 2020 | Preview rr

    (Boca Raton, Fla.) Today, U.S. Representatives Ted Deutch (FL-22) and Lois Frankel (FL-21) wrote to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar urging him to rush necessary testing supplies to Florida to enable the State to utilize more of its COVID-19 testing capacity. Last week, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the State acquired enough test kits to test 625,000 Floridians, but the orders for testing supplies like sample collection swabs have been delivered in “dribs and drabs.” ... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel, Florida Members Send Letter to Gov. DeSantis Urging Action to Fix Unemployment Insurance Program, Application Process
    Posted in Press Releases on March 26, 2020 | Preview rr

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, 11 members of Florida’s congressional delegation joined Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21) in sending a letter to Governor Ron DeSantis urging immediate action to address flaws in Florida’s inadequate unemployment benefits system, including the faulty, unaccommodating online unemployment insurance application process. The letter states in part, “We recognize that you submitted a request for a major disaster declaration to the President in order to grant Floridians a... Read more