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  • Rep. Lois Frankel wants South Florida veterans to succeed in school
    Posted in In the News on March 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Our Veterans, Education

    By Arthur Mondale, WPTV PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — There are more than one million student veterans enrolled in our nation's colleges. Now one Florida lawmaker wants to ensure students in South Florida and nationally have what they need to succeed. Rep. Lois Frankel has reintroduced the Veteran Education Empowerment Act to ensure student veterans nationally have what they need to graduate. On Tuesday, Rep. Frankel held a news conference inside Palm Beach State College’s Veterans Success Center. T... Read more

  • U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel introduces bill aimed at helping student veterans
    Posted in In the News on March 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Our Veterans, Education

    By Austen Erblat, Sun Sentinel Congresswoman Lois Frankel introduced a bipartisan bill March 11 that, if passed, will create support centers in colleges and universities across the country for veterans transitioning from military to civilian life. The bill, H.R. 1652, also called the Veterans Education Empowerment Act, was introduced by Frankel, a Democratic congresswoman representing Florida’s 21st congressional district — which includes Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Greenacres, Wellington and o... Read more

  • Reps. Frankel, Bilirakis Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Student Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on March 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Our Veterans

    Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Lois Frankel (FL-21-D) and Gus Bilirakis (FL-12-R) re-introduced H.R. 1652, the Veterans Education Empowerment Act, to support veterans by creating Veteran Student Centers at universities and colleges across the nation. Services at these centers will give a boost to student veterans transitioning from military to civilian life. “The brave men and women who sacrifice so much for our freedom deserve opportunities to succeed when they reenter civilian life,” ... Read more

  • Boynton Beach veteran presented with replacement medals
    Posted in In the News on May 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Our Veterans

    Written by: Marvin Glassman, Sun Sentinel Jewish Journal U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel (D-West Palm Beach) presented veteran Leonard Goldman of Boynton Beach four medals for his service in the United States Army in a ceremony that took place recently at his home. The medals given to the 90-year-Goldman were: The World War II Victory Medal, given to those who served in the United States armed forces between December 1941 and December 1946; the Army of Occupation Medal, presented to those who performed o... Read more

  • Mast, Frankel, Hastings mark opening of shared office at VA hospital
    Posted in In the News on January 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Our Veterans

    Written by: Wayne Washington, Palm Beach Post Three members of Palm Beach County’s congressional delegation marked the opening of shared office space at Palm Beach County’s Veterans Affairs Medical Center Friday, pointing to the project as an indication of bipartisan commitment to helping those who served the country in uniform. Two Democrats — U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, and U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Delray Beach — joined U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Palm City, for a press conferenc... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Lauds Marine Women’s Win For Privacy
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Our Veterans, Women's Health Care

    Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), Chair of the Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG), issued the following statement after the text of the PRIVATE Act passed as part of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The PRIVATE Act is bipartisan legislation that makes it illegal for military members to share explicit photos of others without consent. This legislation was initiated in response to the Marines United Facebook page scandal where male Marines posted hundreds... Read more

  • 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