Congresswoman Lois Frankel

Representing the 22nd District of Florida

Congressional Issues

 

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Aug 17, 2015 In The News

"Will you continue to pay me when I'm 100? I'm scared," said Julie Tate, 80, of Delray Beach. "I need a raise, too."

Those sentiments exactly for nearly 100 seniors and independent home health care workers at an 80th anniversary party for the signing of the Social Security Act.

U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch and Lois Frankel fielded questions from a responsive audience at The Volen Center in Boca Raton on Aug. 13, the day before the act was signed into law by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on Aug. 14, 1935.

Aug 10, 2015 Press Release

Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) hosted a meeting last week with FAA Regional Director Dennis Roberts and airport officials from Broward and Palm Beach counties during which they discussed upcoming Congressional legislation as well as local airport issues.

Aug 3, 2015 Press Release

Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) made the following statement in response to the continued deceptive attacks on Planned Parenthood:

“This is yet another insidious effort by extremists to cut Planned Parenthood’s funding, which would result in blocking millions of women from accessing critical and lifesaving healthcare.”

Background: Planned Parenthood’s Services

In 2013, Planned Parenthood provided the following preventative services to 2.7 million women, men, and young people nationwide:

Jul 21, 2015 In The News

U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, teamed up with local tourism officials on Tuesday to warn travelers against scammers running fake hotel websites.

The group gathered at Grandview Gardens Bed and Breakfast in West Palm Beach to raise awareness about consumer warnings issued by the Federal Trade Commission last week.

Jul 14, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, made the following statement on the Iran nuclear agreement announced today. To watch her full remarks made during a committee hearing held this morning regarding the deal, click here.

Jul 7, 2015 In The News

There's more progress on long-touted plans to deepen the channel at Broward County's seaport to host larger ships, boost business and create jobs.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has set aside $1.2 million this budget year to help fund the next phase of the dredging project, Port Everglades chief Steve Cernak announced Tuesday.

Jul 7, 2015 Press Release

Broward County's Port Everglades is moving forward with a plan to widen and deepen its channels, but there are still several steps to go before construction begins, the Port's Chief Executive Steven Cernak told elected officials and business leaders during an event to celebrate the project's long-awaited approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Jul 6, 2015 In The News

Florida lawmakers have requested the Federal Trade Commission launch an immediate investigation into fraudulent online hotel booking sites.

A recent RetailMeNot.com and Omnibus survey found that due to the convenience of around-the-clock booking and the ability to easily shop for travel deals, close to 3 in 5 Americans use travel websites to book their travel.

While consumers are trying to score a deal, travel experts tell Local 10 News that scammers are piggy-backing off the popularity of online booking sites by setting up fake websites.

Jun 30, 2015 In The News

The latest deadline on the Western powers and Iran’s negotiations over that Middle Eastern nation’s nuclear program came on Tuesday and the talks in Vienna are expected to extend into July. In the meantime, members of the Florida congressional delegation continue to offer warnings about the threat Iran poses.

From her perch as chairwoman of the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., insisted Iran was stalling for time and trying to get more concessions.

Jun 25, 2015 Press Release

Mr. Speaker, today our nation faces challenges across the globe, but there is no threat more central to current world order than the prospect of a nuclear armed Iran.

Tuesday, June 30, is the self-imposed negotiating deadline for the P5+1 over Iran’s illicit nuclear program. At this critical juncture I am thankful for the Administration’s repeated promise that no deal is better than a bad deal.

I want to remind my colleagues why this issue is so vital.