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  • 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

  • Torres Leads 42 Lawmakers in Demanding End to Public Charge Policy
    Posted in Press Releases on March 11, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) was joined by 42 of her Congressional colleagues in sending a letter to Vice President Pence, the designated lead for the federal government’s coronavirus response, urging the Administration to reconsider its “public charge” rule in light of the coronavirus outbreak. The “public charge” rule allows immigration officers to assess whether immigrants seeking lawful permanent residency are a “public charge” based on whether they have used govern... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Congressional Action to Combat the Coronavirus
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement regarding Congressional action to combat the coronavirus: “We need a coordinated, fully-funded response to keep us safe from the coronavirus epidemic. The House is working to quickly advance a strong emergency funding package to ensure the government has necessary resources to address this deadly virus and keep Americans safe.” The Centers for Disease Control... Read more

  • ICYMI: Rep. Frankel Questions Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Title X Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care, Health Care

    Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21), member of the House Appropriations Committee, questioned Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on the Trump administration’s cruel Title X gag rule during a subcommittee hearing on the department’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget request. During the hearing, Rep. Frankel asked Secretary Azar a series of questions on the administration’s gag rule, which prevents organizations that receive federal Title X funding from counseling women on ... Read more

  • Bi-Cameral Bill to Protect Abortion Access Gets First House Hearing in Decades
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care, Health Care

    Washington, DC — For the first time in over 20 years, the House Energy and Commerce Committee today held a hearing on proactive legislation to defend access to abortion. The hearing was centered on H.R. 2975, the Women’s Health Protection Act, legislation introduced by U.S. Representative Judy Chu (CA-27) and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), along with Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Representatives Marcia Fudge (OH-11), Lois Frankel (FL-21), to guarantee equal access to abortion, everyw... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Reacts to President Trump’s State of The Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda, Women's Health Care, Health Care

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s State of the Union address: “The American people deserve more than a speech filled with untruths. The President said he will defend people with pre-existing conditions, but he is in federal court trying to overturn the Affordable Care Act. He made promises to lower drug costs, but he opposes House legislation that allows for drug price negotiation. “Tonight, the Democrati... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Highlights Skyrocketing Cost of Prescription Drugs with State of the Union Guest
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    West Palm Beach – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) announced her guest to the 2020 State of the Union address. Annette Mayer, a South Floridian who works at a local independent pharmacy, will join Rep. Frankel for President Trump’s State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol on February 4th. “Annette has seen the heartbreaking impact skyrocketing prescription drug costs have on American families,” said Rep. Frankel. “These out-of-control prices are forcing Floridians to cut their pil... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Harmful Trump Administration Medicaid Guidance
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care, Health Care

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement following the release of the Trump Administration’s harmful Medicaid block grant guidance: “The Trump Administration just struck another devastating blow to health care for people across the country. Their harmful Medicaid block grant guidance would deny Americans the care they need by allowing states to turn away qualified applicants, limit health benefits, and deprive people of their medications.” ### Read more