OUR REPS

 

CONGRESSWOMAN  LOIS FRANKEL, November 2019

STATEMENT ON IMPEACHMENT

“It is obvious that President Trump knows no boundaries when advancing his own personal interests. The latest allegations that the President pressured the President of Ukraine to investigate a political opponent and is blocking a whistleblower’s complaint detailing those actions, if true, represent a clear abuse of power and impeachable offense. The American people deserve the truth. I join all those calling for impeachment proceedings.”

A Month of Thanks

November is a month that we offer thanks from the start of the month until the end. We begin with Veteran’s Day. To our brave veterans who sacrificed so much, thank you for your service to our nation. As the proud mother of a Marine, I understand the sacrifices our brave men and women make each day for all of us. Veteran’s Day is a day to thank all of those who have and are serving our country as well as their loved ones that support them. We end the month with Thanksgiving. A day where we share a meal with friends
and family, realize how fortunate so many of us are and make the effort to help those who are not. I wish you all a wonderful holiday where you are surrounded with loved ones, food and football.Rep. Frankel Announces Sweeping

Legislation on Prescription Drugs

Congresswoman Frankel hosted a roundtable with South Floridians to announce new legislation on prescription drug pricing. Skyrocketing prescription drug costs affect
families across the nation and right here in South Florida. Pharmaceutical companies are charging Americans prices that are three, four, or even ten times higher than what they
charge for the same drugs in other countries, putting lives at risk.

Some of what HR 3, The Lower Drug Costs Now Act does:
 Allow Medicare to negotiate directly with drug companies
 Make lower drug prices negotiated by Medicare available to all Americans
 Stop companies from charging Americans more than people in other countries for the same drugs
 Create a new, $2000 out of pocket limit on prescription drug costs for Medicare beneficiaries
 Reinvest in innovation and the search for new cures and treatments

CONGRESSMAN  TED DEUTCH, September 2019

Deutch Statement on President Trump Pressing Ukraine’s President to Investigate His Political Opponents”Seeking campaign help from a foreign government is illegal, unethical, and an un-American abuse of power.

Today, Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued this statement on President Donald Trump pressing the Ukrainian president to investigate Vice President Biden and withholding aid to Ukraine while making his demands:

“Seeking campaign help from a foreign government is illegal, unethical, and an un-American abuse of power. Allegations that the President tied Ukrainian aid needed to combat Russian aggression to his demands are outrageous and must be fully investigated.

“This is now a disturbing pattern of violations of the President’s oath of office. The President’s admission that he pressured the Ukrainian president to assist his re-election campaign is further evidence of his abuse of power. His efforts to block the whistleblower complaint from coming to Congress is further evidence of his disregard for the rule of law and obstruction that was documented multiple times in the Mueller Report. The President’s refusal to separate his family’s business from the country’s business continues to enrich him and jeopardize our national priorities.

“The Judiciary Committee has been conducting an impeachment inquiry since March. It is time to finish the job. Americans have now seen with their own eyes the depth of this President’s wrongdoing. Sadly, almost every elected Republican has remained silent in the face of the President’s corruption, obstruction, and abuse of power.

“It is time to complete our investigation and draft articles of impeachment.”

House Judiciary Committee Passes Deutch, DeGette, Titus, Menendez Gun Safety Bill to Ban High-Capacity Magazines

Today, after the House Judiciary Committee passed gun violence prevention legislation, including the Keep Americans Safe Act (H.R. 1186), Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22), Congresswoman Diana DeGette (CO-01), Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-01), and Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) released the following statement:

Today’s votes by the House Judiciary Committee make clear that Democrats are serious about advancing the kind of common-sense gun safety measures the American people are demanding, including our bill to ban high-capacity magazines like the one used by the shooter in Dayton to murder nine people in just 32 seconds. The fact is, high capacity magazines are designed for one thing – high capacity killing.

There is no doubt that House Democrats will pass our Keep American Safe Act and the other important gun violence prevention bills advanced today as soon as they come to the floor. And there’s also no doubt that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will try to bury them in his legislative graveyard as soon as they’re sent to the Senate.

It is well past time for Senator McConnell to listen to the will of the American people calling for sensible action on gun violence, and quit doing the gun lobby’s bidding.

A common thread found in many of the nation’s most high-profile mass shootings in recent years has been the use of high-capacity magazines that hold more than ten rounds and enable a shooter to fire dozens of rounds without having to stop and reload.

In Dayton, Ohio, the mass shooter used a high-capacity rifle equipped with a 100-round drum magazine, which enabled him to fire 41 rounds in 32 seconds. In El Paso, Texas, and Gilroy, California, both shooters are believed to have used an AK-47 style assault rifle, another high-capacity rifle, which generally holds at least 30 rounds.

Experts have expressed that restrictions on the capacity of bullet magazines could make the attacks less deadly, giving potential targets precious seconds to escape while the shooter reloads a gun.
The Keep Americans Safe Act:

  • Would reinstate the nation’s ban on the sale, transfer or possession of magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
  • The legislation would not apply to high-capacity magazines already legally owned before the bill is enacted.
  • It exempts any military or law enforcement officers who use high-capacity magazines in their official capacity.

Rep. Deutch CNN Op-Ed: “Iran, Don’t Use American Hostages as Pawns”

Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22), who represents the family of Bob Levinson, published an op-ed on CNN.com urging world leaders to use the United Nations General Assembly to bring up the cases of individuals unjustly detained in Iran.

Last December, six families penned an impassioned open letter to the world pleading for assistance in securing the release of their loved ones unjustly detained in Iran. Many of these families are still waiting for the world to heed their call for the safe return of their fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, brothers, and sisters.This week, as world leaders gather at the United Nations General Assembly, they must use this opportunity to bring up their cases with Iranian officials and call for their immediate release.

For many years, Republicans and Democrats in Congress have joined together in bipartisan calls for the return of these Americans and others. That unity is necessary to bring the full weight of the United States, and the power of the entire world, behind the release of these hostages. We must continue the fight until our fellow Americans are home safe.