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  • Congressmembers Introduce Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Health Care

    Legislation would require the State Department to restore its practice of including reproductive rights in annual report after its exclusion in 2017 by the Trump administration WASHINGTON, DC – Today, on International Human Rights Day and the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Ranking Member Nita Lowey, Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Rep. Katherine Clark, Ranking Member Eliot Engel, Rep. Barbara Lee, and Rep. Lois Frankel introduced the Reproductive Righ... Read more

  • Democratic lawmakers warn Pompeo against possible ban on sex health terminology
    Posted in In the News on November 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Women's Health Care, Health Care

    Written by Matthew Choi, Politico Several Democratic members of Congress are warning Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to not move forward with a possible ban on State Department employees using terms like “sexual and reproductive health” and “comprehensive sexuality education”. The lawmakers — Reps. Eliot Engel, Jan Schakowsky, Nita Lowey, Barbara Lee and Lois Frankel — argue in a letter sent Wednesday to Pompeo that banning State Department employees from using those terms would be regressive for... Read more

  • House Dems Slam Proposed State Dept. Censorship on Women's Health
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Women's Health Care, Health Care

    WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Rep. Nita M. Lowey, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee and its Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations; Rep. Barbara Lee; Rep. Jan Schakowsky; and Rep. Lois Frankel today denounced new proposed policies at the State Department that would censor discussion of women’s health. In a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the Members expressed outrage at new reports that the Admi... Read more

  • Rep. Lois Frankel is Pushing for a #MeToo Movement on Capitol Hill
    Posted in In the News on August 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Growing Jobs and the Economy, Women's Economic Agenda, Women's Health Care, Health Care

    Written by Brock Colyar, Ms. Magazine Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL) remembers the disappointing days before the #MeToo movement when sexual harassment and domestic violence were experiences without a proper name and space to discuss them. “Domestic violence was just a matter-of-fact,” she told Ms., looking back on her time in the Florida state legislature. “It wasn’t unlawful for one spouse to beat another.” Today, however, the conversation is moving at full speed—and as co-chair of the Congressional... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh
    Posted in Press Releases on July 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: LGBT Rights, Women's Health Care, Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after President Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. “The President’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh will propel our nation’s highest court in a dangerous direction for generations. He passes Trump’s anti-choice ‘litmus test’ with flying colors and will likely help end Roe v. Wade, rolling back decades of hard-fought reproductive freedoms. This nomination jeopardizes protections for people with pre... 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 Calls for Bipartisan Effort for CHIP Reauthorization
    Posted in Press Releases on November 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after voting against the Republican reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), a successful 20-year old program that provides health insurance to low-income children. “Republicans are playing deadly politics with a program that keeps nine million low-income children and pregnant women healthy. Democrats demand a better deal. Congress should work in a bipartisan way to immediately rea... Read more

  • What caused the opioid crisis?
    Posted in In the News on October 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    America’s opioid crisis is out of control. Overdoses claim 33,000 lives every year. Nearly half of them involve a prescription opioid. Sarah Karlin-Smith, health care reporter for POLITICO, explains the opioid crisis. Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Trump's Opioid Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- Today Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement in response to President Trump declaring the opioid crisis a public health emergency: "President Trump's opioid announcement is all show, no money. Nearly 50,000 Americans died in 2016 from opioid or heroin overdoses and the number of overdose deaths has quadrupled since 2000. The federal public heath emergency fund has $57,000. Trump's announcement is what we call fake news." ### Read more