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  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Historic Federal, State Everglades Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Protecting Our Environment

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement in response to Governor DeSantis’ announcement of an additional $1 billion in state funding set aside for Everglades restoration, on top of the historic $1 billion from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law President Biden signed last year. “Last year, President Biden and Democrats in Congress passed the American Rescue Plan, sending $10 billion to Florida to secure its budget,” said Rep. Frankel. “I’m p... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on House Passage of Protecting Our Kids Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Violence Prevention

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after she voted to pass the Protecting Our Kids Act to address the rampant gun violence across America. “Guns are the number one killer of children in America—more than car accidents or cancer—it’s horrendous but preventable,” said Rep. Frankel. “No parent should fear for their child’s life when their child goes to school, the grocery store, their church, a movie theater, or anywhere else they are su... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Voting to Protect Everglades, Improve Florida’s Waterways
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Protecting Our Environment

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after the House voted on the Water Resources Development Act of 2022 (WRDA), which would further Everglades Restoration efforts, improve management of our nation’s waterways, and fund flood control and coastal resiliency projects. “The Everglades is a unique and delicate ecosystem that is home to hundreds of endangered plant and animal species and provides clean drinking water for more than eight mil... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Pride Month
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: LGBT Rights

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement celebrating the beginning of Pride Month. “As we honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan and celebrate the impact of the LGBTQ+ community on our history, we recognize that there is still so much work to be done to achieve equality and justice for all,” said Rep. Frankel. “We must work together to ensure the dignity and freedom for each person to be their true self.” ### Read more

  • Extended Health Coverage for New Mothers Will Save Lives
    Posted in Press Releases on May 27, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Medicare & Social Security, Women's Health Care, Health Care

    West Palm Beach, FL – In response to the maternal mortality crisis, the Biden Administration has approved Florida’s application to extend postpartum Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage from 60 days to 12 months after childbirth. The extended coverage will help postpartum patients receive care for longer periods of time as they recover from pregnancy and birth—a period during which about one-third of maternal death occurs. Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released t... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Horrific Uvalde Mass Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Violence Prevention

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement in response to the horrific shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas that killed 14 children and their teacher. “I am heartbroken by the news of another senseless mass shooting at an elementary school. Our children deserve to feel safe at school, not fear for their lives,” said Rep. Frankel. “We must do more to stop this unthinkable violence. Today, I join all who are sending their thought... Read more

  • Rep. Lois Frankel, Rep. Austin Scott Reintroduces Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Fuel Transparency for Ethanol-Blended Gasoline Labeling
    Posted in Press Releases on May 20, 2022 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Representative Austin Scott (GA-08) reintroduced the Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act along with U.S. Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21). This legislation would better protect engines negatively affected by ethanol-blended gasoline (E15), such as those in boats, motorcycles, pre-2001 model year vehicles, and outdoor power equipment, by clearly labeling E15 at the pump and warning consumers about the harmful impacts of misfuelling. “Many consumers face confusio... Read more

  • Frankel Announces 2023 Community Project Funding Requests
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2022 | Preview rr

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21) announced the 15 local government and non-profit organizations she requested to be considered for Community Project Funding in the federal budget for Fiscal Year 2023. “The Community Project Funding process allows Members of Congress to direct federal funds to important local projects that will improve people’s lives,” said Rep. Frankel. Community Project Funding requests may be included as a part of the larger bill Congress is exp... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Senate Passage of Ukraine Supplemental
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement in response to the Senate passage of a $40.1 billion supplemental funding bill to support Ukraine. “Today, we followed through on our promise to continue to help Ukraine defend its people, sovereignty, and freedom with a new $40 billion aid package,” said Rep. Frankel. “Last month, President Zelenskyy delivered an impassioned plea before Congress for additional assistance to fight back against Putin’... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Votes on Bills Addressing Baby Formula Shortage
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Growing Jobs and the Economy

    Washington DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after voting on two bills to address the baby formula shortage. “As a grandmother, I understand the importance of keeping our babies well-nourished and content,” said Rep. Frankel. “That’s why I joined House Democrats to take action to ensure parents and guardians can find safe, affordable formula on their grocery store shelves.” The Infant Formula Supplemental Appropriations Act provides $28 million in em... Read more