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  • 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

  • Frankel Statement on House Republicans Health Care Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care, Health Care

    Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after House Republicans unveiled their replacement for the Affordable Care Act. “Sadly, the proposed legislation will Make America Sick Again. It will mean millions of families losing health care coverage and will defund Planned Parenthood, while giving out tax breaks to wealthier Americans. It shortens the life of Medicare, jeopardizing the lives of our seniors.” ### Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Reacts to President Trump’s First Address to Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care

    Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s speech at the Joint Session of Congress. “Sadly, the President baits us with platitudes and then switches to policies and actions that are divisive and dangerous. His calls to repeal the Affordable Care Act, defund Planned Parenthood, and end women’s full access to health care choices will not make America great again. Along with Democratic women, I proudly wore suffragette white tonight to send ... Read more

  • Frankel Slams House Passage of Anti-Abortion Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care

    “For women to thrive in the economic and social opportunities of our nation, we must have the ability to control our own reproductive lives with full access to real health care choices. Republican’s unrelenting efforts to force unwanted pregnancies and eradicate affordable and safe abortion will not save lives. Passing the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, repealing the ACA, and defunding Planned Parenthood will return women to the days of coat hanger medicine.” Watch Rep. Frankel speak on t... Read more

  • Fighting For All: A Century Of Progress With Planned Parenthood
    Posted in In the News on October 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care

    Written by: Congresswoman Lois Frankel, Vice-Chair of the Democratic Women’s Working Group Stephanie, a college student without health insurance, visited her local Planned Parenthood for a check-up she could afford. Imagine her surprise and fright when told her Pap test results were abnormal. With empathy and compassion Planned Parenthood staff guided Stephanie through a biopsy and a screening that proved her to be cancer-free. Rachel’s mom and grandmother were both teen mothers. Wanting a diff... Read more

  • Texas Abortion Case Draws Hundreds to Supreme Court
    Posted in In the News on March 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care

    Lawmakers braved Wednesday’s heavy winds to stand outside the Supreme Court in solidarity with advocates opposing abortion or arguing for abortion rights. The eight-member Supreme Court heard a case on a Texas law that requires abortions to be done in ambulatory surgical centers and requires doctors to have admitting privileges to local hospitals and clinics. Hundreds of protesters rallied in front of the court, while police struggled to keep traffic on First Street moving. “It is probably the m... Read more

  • Frankel Opposes Unconstitutional Florida Bill that Attacks Women’s Right to Choose
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care

    Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22), a staunch defender of reproductive rights, released a statement opposing the Florida for Life Act (H.B. 865). This bill in the Florida House of Representatives would make performing an abortion or operating an abortion clinic a felony punishable by up to 30 years in jail. “Criminalizing doctors for performing what are currently regulated, legal medical procedures denies women the ability to make their own personal health care decisions,” Frankel said. “... 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

  • Frankel Condemns Latest Attack on Women’s Health
    Posted in Press Releases on October 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care

    Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-22) voted against Republicans’ latest attempt to punish Planned Parenthood, one of the premier healthcare organizations in our nation, only because it provides an array of services – including legal abortions. “This Chamber’s latest fiasco would leave millions of women with no place to go for basic, preventative healthcare services,” said Rep. Frankel on the House floor. “I am sad to say that Republicans are more obsessed with the uteruses of American women than the ... Read more