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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) recognized the one-year anniversary of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial. The memorial serves as a permanent reminder of the enduring sacrifices of America’s 3.6 million veterans currently living with a service-related disability.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswomen Kristi Noem (R-SD), Doris Matsui (D-CA), Lois Frankel (D-FL), and Susan Brooks (R-IN) along with 78 other female members of the House today introduced a bipartisan resolution to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Office of Research on Women’s Health. Noem and Matsui serve as Co-Chairs of the Bipartisan Congressional Women’s Caucus. Frankel and Brooks serve as the Caucus’ Vice Co-Chairs.
WASHINGTON — Seventy-five Broward County business and community leaders flew into the nation's capital this week with an ambitious wishlist, encouraged by progress toward the expansion of Port Everglades but worried about restraints on federal spending.
The growing county wants a deeper and wider seaport, a new federal courthouse, money to pump tons of sand onto depleted beaches and funding for a streetcar system in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
Washington, DC -- Congresswoman Lois Frankel joined her constituent Elisha Morrow at a recent subcommittee meeting of the Judicial Proceedings Panel designated to study Section 120 of the military code on rape and sexual assault. Frankel and Morrow pushed for changes to the law in order to address use of military authority to coerce sexual activity.
On Sept. 17, former Boynton Beach resident Elisha Morrow and Congresswoman Lois Frankel testified before a closed door hearing of the Congressional Judicial Proceedings Panel in Washington, D.C. on sexual assault in the military.
Morrow, a former Coast Guard recruit, said she was sexually harassed at boot camp by her company commander in Cape May, N.J., who forced her to clean his quarters on her hands and knees late at night while he made lewd and sexual comments to her.
Washington, DC — Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement today in recognition of Pope Francis’ historic speech before a joint session of Congress.
“Today, Congress and our nation heard from one of the world’s great humanitarians. The Pope’s timely, compassionate message of helping the vulnerable, protecting our planet, and giving opportunities to our youth transcends politics and religion.”
WASHINGTON, DC-- South Florida had a presence in Washington, DC today as the Pope gave his historic speech to Congress. Among the thousands watching the Pontiff’s speech in Washington today were some very lucky locals. A group of students from West Palm Beach got to experience history up close. A front row seat to history to see the Pope in person.
It's a surreal moment for a class of eight graders from Rosarian Academy.
During House debate on H.R. 3134, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act, Rep. Frankel took to the floor in opposition to the bill and to stand up for women's access to healthcare. The bill would defund Planned Parenthood for one year, blocking the 2.6 million Americans who seek care at Planned Parenthood each year from receiving that care, including lifesaving cancer screenings and STD tests. Below are Rep. Frankel's remarks as prepared for delivery:
"Madame Speaker, I rise in opposition to the Defund Planned Parenthood Act.