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  • 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

  • NDAA Advances Efforts to Protect Military Trainees from Sexual Assault
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Our Veterans

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, with passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Congress advanced Congresswoman Lois Frankel’s efforts to protect military personnel from sexual abuse by their supervisors or commanding officers. The legislation creates a new offense in the Uniform Code of Military Justice that will prohibit a person in a training leadership position or serving as a military recruiter from engaging in prohibited sexual activity with a military recruit. “This law advances th... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on Veterans Day
    Posted in Press Releases on November 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Our Veterans

    Congresswoman Lois Frankel released the following statement in honor of Veterans Day, observed Friday, November 11. “On Veterans Day, we honor those who have served us to keep our nation secure and to protect our liberties. I thank their families for their support for their loved ones. As a proud mother of a U.S. marine war veteran, I understand the selfless sacrifices our men and women in uniform are willing to make. It’s a privilege to continue advocating for the healthcare, benefits, and educ... Read more

  • Frankel Announces Federal Grants for Homeless Veterans, Florida Atlantic University, and Firefighters
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Our Veterans, Health Care

    Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) announced new federal grants for local priorities. The grants will help homeless veterans find a place to live, provide advanced training for nurses, fund allergy and immunity research, and assist Broward County firefighters in safety and operations. “These grants will help save lives, advance medical progress, and fulfill a promise we owe our veterans,” Frankel said. Frankel announced the following federal grants: Local housing authorities were awarded ... Read more

  • Frankel Announces Boost in Funding for West Palm Beach VA Medical Center
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Our Veterans, Health Care

    Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) announced that the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center (VAMC) will receive additional federal funding, if needed, to meet current demands. “Our veterans have served our country honorably – it’s now time for us to serve them,” Frankel said. “Additional funding will allow the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center to continue providing high quality care to South Florida’s veterans.” New federal law is putting a strain on local VA dollars. It requires the VA to co... Read more

  • Frankel Provision to Honor Disabled Veterans Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on February 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Our Veterans

    This week, the House of Representatives unanimously passed a provision authored by Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) to honor American veterans disabled for life. According to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, at least 3.6 million veterans currently live with a service-related disability. “America’s disabled veterans have honored us with their service and selfless duty,” Frankel said. “It is now our turn to honor them.” Frankel, along with Chairman Jeff Miller of the House Committee on Veter... Read more

  • Frankel Recognizes America’s Disabled Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Our Veterans

    Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) recognized the one-year anniversary of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial. The memorial serves as a permanent reminder of the enduring sacrifices of America’s 3.6 million veterans currently living with a service-related disability. “The Memorial is a beautiful tribute recognizing the sacrifices of our disabled veterans,” said Rep. Frankel. “As the mother of a veteran myself, I join with my fellow Americans to let our injured servicemen and ... Read more

  • Frankel, resident advocate for military law change
    Posted in In the News on September 28, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Our Veterans, Women's Health Care

    Jan Engoren Sun-Sentinel On Sept. 17, former Boynton Beach resident Elisha Morrow and Congresswoman Lois Frankel testified before a closed door hearing of the Congressional Judicial Proceedings Panel in Washington, D.C. on sexual assault in the military. Morrow, a former Coast Guard recruit, said she was sexually harassed at boot camp by her company commander in Cape May, N.J., who forced her to clean his quarters on her hands and knees late at night while he made lewd and sexual comments to her... Read more

  • Frankel, South Florida Veteran Push for Change in Military Sexual Assault Law
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Our Veterans, Women's Health Care

    Congresswoman Lois Frankel joined her constituent Elisha Morrow at a recent subcommittee meeting of the Judicial Proceedings Panel designated to study Section 120 of the military code on rape and sexual assault. Frankel and Morrow pushed for changes to the law in order to address use of military authority to coerce sexual activity. Morrow told the panel of how she and other female recruits were sexually harassed at Coast Guard boot camp by the company commander who ultimately used his position o... Read more

  • Committee Approves Frankel, Miller Provision to Honor Disabled Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Our Veterans

    Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs approved a measure authored by Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) and Chairman Jeff Miller (FL-01) to honor American veterans disabled for life. According to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, at least 3.6 million veterans currently live with a service-related disability. “This recognition honors those brave men and women who were left disabled, ill or permanently injured while serving their country,” said Rep. Frankel. “Their sacrifice must neve... Read more