Frankel suggests House Democrats will not push

Frankel suggests House Democrats will not push "wish list" programs in COVID-19 funding

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
April 16, 2020

While Americans are self-quarantined at home due to the social distancing and stay-at-home orders that have come down due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, it’s not business as usual for the ordinary family.

While most families are growing closer together, some families are not.

Unfortunately, cases of Domestic Violence have been on the rise since the spread of the virus began.


Well, most people are not used to having their loved ones around them 24 hours a day, which leads to frustration and arguments. It happens.

In the recent CARES Act that President Donald Trump signed into law, aside from the direct cash being sent to Americans, many programs, both good and bad, have been funded.

Several programs to fund Domestic Violence have received more than $45 million from the Coronavirus stimulus, and more will be requested by the U.S. Congress.

During a Telepress conference this week, Florida Rep. Lois Frankel (D) told reporters that she and some other colleagues wrote a letter “specifically” asking for more funding for Domestic violence and other issues.

“There are a number of us who are pushing more money for the domestic violence programs, for community health programs,” said Rep. Frankel “That is a big push. I have personally spoken to our chair of our appropriations committee that deals with this funding and making a request for more money for domestic violence programs.

When asked if the future funding bill the House Democratic Caucus was currently working on would include some of the non-Coronavirus issues that Speaker Nancy Pelosi tried to insert into the CARES Act, cautiously answered focusing on health-related issues.

Frankel’s response suggested that she didn’t believe past “essential” funding items House Democrats introduced would, or should be introduced, saying that the Congress needed “to find issues” that would receive “bipartisan support very, very quickly.”

“Because we have to find issues that we can get bipartisan support very, very quickly, right now what we are pushing for is more money for the SBA, for he Payroll Protection Program, because that money’s pretty much has been eaten up,” added Frankel “We are pushing more money to be put in for health programs and for local government to deal with their lost revenues. Those are our big pushes in addition to trying to get more money for domestic violence.

Funding for the John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts, Public Broadcasting, and mandating airlines to purchase “renewable” jet fuel, were among the “essential”  or "wish list" stimulus measures Pelosi and Democrats tried to insert into the final bill.

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist. Diverse New Media, Corp. publishes,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at Email him at [email protected]

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