More on Congressional Issues
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel’s (FL-22) amendment to H.R. 3583, the Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act, was passed by unanimous consent as the House Foreign Affairs Committee voted to send the entire bill to the full House for a possible vote.
Malala is the inspirational Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head by the Taliban while on her way home from school. She was targeted in an attempt to silence her increasingly influential voice supporting girls’ education, which had been banned under Taliban rule.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Elections Commission to eliminate the two-year aggregate contribution limits to campaign donations. The ruling lifts the ban and allows persons to give unlimited cash to as many candidates, parties and political action groups (PAC) as they please.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement in support of the House Democrats’ “Demand a Vote” petition.
Rep. Frankel said, “The time is long overdue for Congress to pass legislation creating a roadmap to citizenship for the 11 million aspiring Americans living in the shadows of our country.”
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Lois Frankel joined key women Congressional leaders in a meeting with President Obama to discuss the Women’s Economic Agenda: When Women Succeeds, America Succeeds and the White House’s upcoming Summit on Working Families.
They discussed a number of key issues that would benefit women and their families, including an increase in the federal minimum wage, equal pay, paid family and sick leave, and increasing nontraditional and STEM jobs for women.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Lois Frankel joined House Democrats in signing a discharge petition, led by Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Ill.), to bring up the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act. The bill extends emergency unemployment insurance for nearly 5 million Americans looking for work through the end of the year.
“I am especially concerned for the 200,000 veterans who have risked life and limb serving our country and need this deserved helping hand while they look for work,” said Frankel.
Boca Raton, FL – Congresswoman Lois Frankel marked the annual celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month.
“On International Women's Day, and throughout Women’s History Month, we celebrate the extraordinary achievements women have made worldwide, honor those who helped shape our history, and look back the centuries of progress,” said Congresswoman Frankel
American women and girls have gained greater opportunities and more representation than ever before.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel joined House colleagues to pass bipartisan flood insurance legislation that provides important flood insurance rate relief to homeowners and brings accountability to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
“I am pleased that the House has reached a reasonable compromise to end unaffordable flood insurance rate hikes and to protect homeowners and prospective homebuyers in Florida and other flood-prone states,” said Congresswoman Frankel.
Boca Raton, FL — Congresswoman Lois Frankel has just returned from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) in Brussels as part of a bipartisan congressional delegation. Frankel was appointed to the US delegation by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. During the four-day trip, the delegation – comprised of five additional Members of Congress – met with representatives of the other NATO countries as well as NATO leaders including NATO Commander General Philip Breedlove, NATO PA President Hugh Baley, and US Ambassador to NATO Douglas Lute.
Washington, DC—This Valentine’s Day, Congresswoman Lois Frankel is highlighting what women need this Valentine’s Day: the Women’s Economic Agenda.
“What women want this Valentine’s Day is equal pay, a minimum wage increase, and access to quality, affordable child care,” Frankel said. “When women succeed, America succeeds.”
Frankel and her colleagues launched an economic agenda that will enable women to achieve greater economic security, raise wages for women and their families, and allow working parents to support and care for their families
Washington, DC— Congresswoman Lois Frankel today called on the House to consider legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10, after President Obama signed an executive order today to increase the minimum wage for federal contract workers.
“Anyone who puts in a hard day’s should be able to make a decent living and that’s why it is time for Congress to raise the minimum wage,” Frankel said. “I stand with Floridians who want Congress to finish the job.”