More on Congressional Issues
Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) voted today for the bipartisan agreement to permanently fix the way Medicare pays doctors, bringing long-overdue stability to seniors and providers. On April 1st, physicians would have faced major cuts to their payments, forcing many to leave the program and limiting seniors’ choice of doctors.
“Today’s historic bipartisan deal strengthens Medicare for millions of Floridians,” said Frankel. “Without doctors, there is no Medicare. This fix prevents drastic cuts to physicians’ payments – protecting seniors’ access to care.”
Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) made the following statement in support of the House Democratic Alternative Budget, which she voted for today:
“The Democratic Budget works for hardworking Americans, making it easier to own a home, send kids to college, and to have a secure and enjoyable retirement.”
For a side-by-side comparison of the Democratic and Republican budget priorities, click here.
Today, Lois Frankel (FL-22), Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), and Mark Takano (CA-41) re-introduced the Veterans Education Empowerment Act, legislation that would allow the Department of Education to help create Veteran Student Centers.
“The men and women who risk their lives for our freedom deserve an opportunity to succeed when they reenter civilian life. Veteran Student Centers will help provide student veterans with the support they need to transition to college, on their path to a new career,” said Congresswoman Frankel.
This Wednesday evening, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) is joining with Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-08), and House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller (FL-01) to host an advance viewing of Debt of Honor, a new documentary film highlighting the history, service, and sacrifice of disabled veterans.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) today joined 167 of her House colleagues and 44 Senators in calling on the Supreme Court to affirm marriage equality in the United States. The Supreme Court is considering four cases this summer that will decide whether the Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the freedom to marry and have their marriages recognized nationwide.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) today voted in favor of the bipartisan Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act, which passed the House 316-101.
Washington, DC - Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement after Congress passed a long-term funding bill to keep the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) open and our country safe. Frankel voted to fund DHS through September 30, 2015.
“Today, Congress took responsible bi partisan action that will keep American families safe at home, putting our national security over partisan disputes.”
Washington, DC - Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) today invited all high school students in Florida’s 22nd Congressional District to participate in the 2015 Congressional Art Competition: “An Artistic Discovery.”
“The Congressional Art Competition is a great way for students in South Florida to showcase their creativity and artistic talents,” Frankel said. “As someone who loves art and painting, I encourage all students from 9th through 12th grade to participate in the competition.”
Washington, DC – The Civil Works Review Board voted unanimously to send the Chief’s Report approving expansion of Port Everglades to state review late this afternoon. Attending the five hour hearing, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22), a member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to swiftly approve the Port Everglades expansion which is needed for the port to remain competitive as larger and heavier loaded freight ships travel the waterways.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) today brought attention to the consequences that a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shutdown would have on Broward County emergency personnel and public safety. The Broward County Fire Rescue relies on DHS grants to hire new firefighters and maintain safety equipment and operations. The disbursement of this funding would be disrupted if DHS does not remain open.