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  • 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

  • Bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues Wears Pink to Honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care

    Washington, DC – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Today, members of Congress stood on the steps of the Capitol during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to raise awareness of a disease that impacts too many Americans. Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL) and Susan Brooks (R-IN), co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues, and Representatives Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) and Mimi Walters (R-CA), vice chairs, provided the following statements: “My mother, at age 91, is a twenty-year br... Read more

  • How The Democratic Women’s Working Group Is Fighting Trump’s Attacks On Birth Control
    Posted in In the News on October 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda, Women's Health Care

    Written By: Lani Seelinger, Bustle There's a good chance that you haven't heard of the Democratic Women's Working Group (DWWG), but now this congressional group is on the front lines of one of the most important fights that the Trump administration has brought about so far. The DWWG, comprised of all of the Democratic women in the House of Representatives, currently has a pretty significant assault on their hands: Trump's decision to roll back the ACA's birth control mandate. The administration ... Read more

  • Democrats Introduce Bill To Fight Trump On Birth Control Mandate
    Posted in In the News on October 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda, Women's Health Care

    Written By: Catherine Pearson, Huffington Post Democrats in the House and Senate have introduced a new bill that would stop President Donald Trump’s recent attack on an Obama-era birth control mandate that has guaranteed 55 million women access to free contraception. Earlier this month, the Trump administration announced its plans to rollback the requirement, which guaranteed contraceptive coverage at no cost to women and provided only limited exceptions to religious institutions. The Trump poli... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Criticizes Trump’s Actions Sabotaging Affordable Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care, Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued a statement following President Trump’s recent actions to sabotage the Affordable Care Act: “President Trump has become a one-man wrecking ball of the American health care system, taking actions that will cause millions of people to lose affordable access to their medical care. His most recent directive eliminating cost-sharing payments is projected to cause a 20 percent hike for everyone on ACA plans. This comes just hours follow... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Slams Trump Admin’s Attack on 62 Million Women’s Health Coverage
    Posted in Press Releases on October 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care, Health Care

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) made the following statement after the Trump Administration issued rules allowing employers, schools, and insurers to deny birth control coverage on "moral" grounds. This action undermines the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that all insurance plans must cover birth control with no copay. “Here we go again, another Trump attack on women’s health. Trump’s newest actions will put at risk the health of 62 million women and girls who c... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on Republican’s Latest ACA Repeal Attempt
    Posted in Press Releases on September 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care, Health Care

    WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement in response to the latest version of Trumpcare introduced in the Senate. “Here we go again! Republicans are trying to ram another bill thru the Senate that is the worst we've seen, making it harder for millions of Americans to access affordable, quality health care. It guts key protections for people with pre-existing conditions, penalizes older Americans with an ‘age tax,’ attacks women's access to fu... Read more

  • Rep. Lois Frankel grew up in the 1950s. She’s resisted ‘pink and blue’ stereotypes ever since
    Posted in In the News on August 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda, Women's Health Care

    Written by: Ashley Nguyen, The Lily When Rep. Lois Frankel was growing up in Great Neck, N.Y., in the 1950s, “it was a strange time,” the Florida Democrat said. There were very strong stereotypes about boys and girls. The message for girls was one we’ve all heard: Grow up, get married and have children. Frankel knew very few mothers who had careers. Divorce was out of the question. She calls it the “pink and blue time.” The Long Island public school she attended helped. When it came to team spor... Read more

  • Leaders of the Democratic Women’s Working Group Denounce President Trump’s Sexist Tweets
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda, Women's Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the leadership of the Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG), Reps. Lois Frankel, Brenda Lawrence, and Jackie Speier, released a joint statement following President Trump’s sexist tweets this morning: “It is indeed a sad day for our country when the President of the United States spends his time verbally attacking women instead of working to advance their rights. The latest tweet on Mika Brzezinski's appearance – while certainly not the last – continues an assault on wom... Read more

  • Frankel Commemorates 45th Anniversary of Historic Title IX Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda, Women's Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), Chair of the Democratic Women’s Working Group, issued a statement commemorating the 45th anniversary of Title IX, landmark legislation that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. “Growing up in the 1960’s I watched my male classmates awarded sports scholarships to colleges and universities while young women were left behind. That changed with the passage of Title IX which impr... Read more