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  • Lois Frankel, Bill Keating Team Up Again to Take on Medicare Fraud
    Posted in In the News on May 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Medicare & Social Security

    Written by: Sunshine State News This week, a congresswoman from Florida doubled down on her efforts to cut down on Medicare fraud. U.S. Rep. Lois Frakel, D-Fla., joined up with U.S. Rep. Bill Keating, D-Mass., to bring back the “Fighting Medicare Fraud Act” which they first launched in 2014. They also brought the bill back in 2016. As they geared up to he two representatives noted that Medicare frauds costs taxpayers between $60-$90 billion each year. “Medicare is health care for our seniors. Be... Read more

  • Frankel, Keating Re-Introduce Bill to Protect Seniors by Fighting Medicare Fraud
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Medicare & Social Security, Health Care

    Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) and Rep. Bill Keating (MA-09) re-introduced the Fighting Medicare Fraud Act of 2018 to combat fraud and abuse in the Medicare program, which costs taxpayers billions every year and jeopardizes the health and well-being of seniors and those with disabilities. “Medicare is health care for our seniors. Because of our large retirement population, Florida is ground zero for fraud and exploitation,” said Frankel. “This legislation provides a vehicle to... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Votes Against Republican Tax Scam
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Growing Jobs and the Economy, Medicare & Social Security, Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after voting against latest attempts by Republicans to pass a massive tax scam: “The Republicans moved forward tonight with a tax scam that will raise taxes on middle-class families across this country and lead to severe cuts in Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid. If the Republicans get their way, the ultra-rich and big corporations will get massive tax cuts at the expense of everyone else. Democrats o... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Opposes Republican Job-Killing Budget that Paves the Way for Billionaires-First Tax Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Growing Jobs and the Economy, Medicare & Social Security

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after voting against the Republican budget proposal, which paves the way for the Billionaires-First tax plan: “Republicans just passed a budget that sells out seniors, children, veterans, and hard-working families to give a windfall of tax cuts to Trump’s billionaire and millionaire cronies. This disastrous tax plan is a bad deal that will raise taxes on the middle-class, ransack Medicare and Medicaid, expl... Read more

  • Frankel, Keating Fight Medicare Fraud and Protect Seniors
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Medicare & Social Security, Health Care

    Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) and Congressman Bill Keating (MA-09) re-introduced the Fighting Medicare Fraud Act of 2016 to combat fraud in the Medicare program so that it can better serve America’s seniors and those with disabilities. “South Florida remains a hotbed for Medicare fraud,” Congresswoman Frankel said. “This bill would crack down on criminals who exploit seniors and scam taxpayers.” “We need to ensure taxpayer dollars are committed to providing vital services for our sen... Read more

  • Frankel Lauds Older Americans Act Reauthorization
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Medicare & Social Security

    Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) joined her colleagues in voting to reauthorize the Older Americans Act (OAA). Originally passed in 1965, OAA is the primary law covering support and nutrition services for America’s seniors and their caregivers. “Our parents and grandparents have nurtured and protected us, now it’s our turn to do the same for them,” Frankel said. “The Older Americans Act helps America’s seniors retire in dignity, security, and comfort.” This reauthorization includes over... Read more

  • Frankel Joins Colleagues to Form LGBT Aging Issues Task Force
    Posted in Press Releases on February 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: LGBT Rights, Medicare & Social Security

    Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-22), member of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, announced her participation in the Caucus’ LGBT Aging Issues Task Force. The bipartisan task force was formed to advance the dignity and security of older Americans who identify as LGBT. “The struggle for equality doesn’t stop at retirement,” Frankel said. “LGBT seniors face unique and misunderstood challenges. I look forward to better serving the large elder and LGBT populations in South Florida.” The task force... Read more

  • ICYMI: Rep. Frankel Stands Up to Protect Seniors from Financial Fraud
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Medicare & Social Security

    WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-22) took to the House floor to offer a motion to recommit on H.R. 1675, a bill designed to roll back decades of consumer protections that shield investors from financial scammers. Rep. Frankel’s motion would amend the bill to preserve protections for seniors, one in five of whom is a victim of financial fraud, and ensure that those criminals who prey on seniors will be held accountable. “This motion to recommit adds something to this legislation... Read more

  • New Social Security Office Opens
    Posted in Press Releases on January 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Medicare & Social Security

    Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) joined Social Security Administration officials today in a tour of the new permanent home of the West Palm Beach Social Security office. The new office, located on 801 Clematis Street, offers a vastly improved facility in a convenient location in downtown West Palm Beach. “Social Security is our nation's most important program for older Americans. Two out of 3 seniors rely on Social Security benefits for most of their income,” said Frankel. “This new facility i... Read more

  • Frankel Votes to Invest in America’s Working Families and Enhance America’s Security
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Protecting Our Environment, Growing Jobs and the Economy, Foreign Affairs, Transportation and Infrastructure, Education, Medicare & Social Security, Women's Health Care, Health Care

    Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22), voted for the $1.1 trillion omnibus funding bill that will fund the government through Fiscal Year 2016, provide relief for middle-class families, and boost America’s security at home and abroad. “This bipartisan funding agreement invests in America, moves our economy forward, and keeps us safer.” Frankel said. “I was proud to join the majority of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in supporting it.” Highlights of the bill, which passed the House ... Read more