Lois has long been a voice for positive change in her community. She began her political activism as a student anti war protestor in the 60s. Lois was the Mayor of West Palm Beach and went on to serve in the Florida State Legislature. She served as the first woman Democratic minority leader and became a champion of human rights, women’s reproductive freedoms, and improving economic conditions for families and seniors. In the U.S. House of Representatives, she serves on the House Appropriations Committee, is Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Women’s Caucus, and Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus.
On healthcare . . .
Lois is fighting for all Americans to have access to affordable healthcare. She supports mending the ACA in order to safeguard its important reforms, such as prohibiting insurance companies from denying coverage for pre-existing conditions, or dropping coverage when people get sick. Lois is also a strong advocate for addressing the opioid crisis.
On the environment
In her work of the Energy and Water Subcommittee, the Everglades Caucus, and the Safe Climate Caucus, Lois has worked across the aisle to advance projects in Florida that preserve natural resources while strengthening our economy. She is in favor of rejoining the Paris Agreement and reinstating regulations that protect our air and water.
Plans for Economy
Lois believes investments in transportation and infrastructure are essential to our economy. Her accomplishments include passing into law the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, which created millions of jobs and billions of dollars in economic impact. This Act authorizes several Everglades restoration projects and allows Port Everglades to move forward with expansion.
Lois advocates to improve our country’s public school system, provide early education to all children, and expand higher education opportunities. She co-sponsored the Strong Start for America’s Children Act of 2013, which would create a 10 year federal-state partnership to improve and expand access to quality early education programs. She is also committed to strengthening loan programs that keep higher education a possibility for all students.