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  • Frankel Champions COVID-19 Response, Working Families, Veterans, Older Americans, Women, and Children in Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Growing Jobs and the Economy, Supporting Our Veterans, LGBT Rights, Education, Women's Health Care, Health Care, Gun Violence Prevention

    Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after helping pass the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies funding bill for Fiscal Year 2021 out of the Appropriations Committee. This bill includes healthy aging provisions that Rep. Frankel championed that provides $10 million to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention to expand its healthy aging work to promote the health of older adults—a population that is particularly vulnerable ... Read more

  • Lawmakers move to repeal Trump’s birth-control rule after SCOTUS rules in favor
    Posted in Press Releases on July 8, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care, Health Care

    In an immediate response to the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Trump administration’s controversial rule that allows employers to refuse to cover their employees’ birth control under their company health insurance plan, a group of federal lawmakers announced today they will be filing new legislation tomorrow to repeal the rules before they can take effect. The legislation, known as the Protect Access to Birth Control Act and led by U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Judy Chu (D-CA), Barbar... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Governor DeSantis’ COVID-19 Press Conference
    Posted in Press Releases on July 6, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement in response to Governor Ron DeSantis’ press conference on COVID-19. “The message sent by Governor DeSantis, adopting President Trump’s campaign slogan that when it comes to COVID-19 ‘we just have to live with it’, is dangerous and foolhardy. The Governor’s assertion that the surge in cases is just a result of increased testing has been repeatedly refuted by public health experts. It is dangerous to minimize the threat from this pand... Read more

  • PBC Congressional Delegation Again Urges County Commission to Require Masks in Public Places, Slow the Spread of COVID-19
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, Reps. Lois Frankel (FL-21), Ted Deutch (FL-22), and Alcee Hastings (FL-20) issued the following statement ahead of the Palm Beach County Commission’s vote tomorrow on requiring people to wear masks in public to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. “As COVID-19 cases continue to spike in Florida, we again urge the Palm Beach County Commission to require mask wearing in locations recommended by local health officials. Businesses will not stay open if customers and workers are not healthy ... Read more

  • Democratic Women’s Caucus Leadership Supports Congressional Letter Urging SBA, Treasury to Stop Attacks on Planned Parenthood
    Posted in Press Releases on May 29, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care, Health Care

    Today, Co-Chairs of the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Representatives Lois Frankel (FL-21), Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Vice Chairs Representatives Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-1) released the following statement in support of a congressional letter to the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Department of the Treasury urging them to refrain from targeting Planned Parenthood’s receipt of SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. “With more... Read more

  • Frankel, Bilirakis, Dingell, and Shalala Introduce Bill to Protect America’s Seniors During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Posted in Press Releases on May 27, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL-21), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL-12), Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12), and Donna Shalala (D-FL-27) announced the introduction of the Protecting the Health of America’s Older Adults During COVID-19 and Beyond Act, which would establish a National COVID-19 Resource Center for Older Adults under the leadership of the Secretary of Health and Human Services and create the Healthy Aging grant program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Older adults repre... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Applauds $13 Million CDC Grant to Florida
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) awarded an additional $13.4 million to Florida to support the state’s COVID-19 response. Last month, Florida received $27.7 million from the CDC. “The coronavirus pandemic is bearing down on Florida and our health care system is taking a direct hit,” said Rep. Frankel. “This critical funding will be used to strengthen our public health infrastructure and save lives.” ... Read more

  • Bipartisan Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation Asks FEMA, HHS for Testing Center Support
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, the bipartisan Palm Beach County legislative delegation - including U.S. Representatives Ted Deutch (FL-22), Alcee L. Hastings (FL-20), Lois Frankel (FL-21), and Brian Mast (FL-18), and members of the Florida Senate and Florida House of Representatives - wrote to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Peter T. Gaynor urging them to support the recently announced Community Based Testing Site to expand novel coronavirus (COVI... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Holds Coronavirus Telephone Town Hall with Local Leaders, Health Experts
    Posted in Press Releases on March 20, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    West Palm Beach, FL – Yesterday, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) held a telephone town hall with local leaders and health experts to discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the Palm Beach County community. Rep. Frankel was joined by Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, former Health and Human Services Secretary Congresswoman Donna Shalala, Director of the Palm Beach County Health Department Dr. Alina Alonso, Dr. Martha Rodriquez, Palm Beach County School Board member Karen ... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Coronavirus Response Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after voting to pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the second funding package to pass the House in response to the growing coronavirus pandemic. “Putting working families first, Congress has provided critical economic assistance to Americans as we are confronted with the coronavirus pandemic. Following last week’s $8.3 billion coronavirus funding to stabilize our public health system, the H... Read more