Congresswoman Lois Frankel

Representing the 22nd District of Florida

Congressional Issues


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May 22, 2015 In The News

U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., teamed up with an unlikely ally on Thursday, U.S. Rep. Randy Weber, R-Texas, to introduce a bill bolstering security at American embassies.

May 21, 2015 Press Release

Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) and Congressman Randy Weber (TX-14) introduced the Protecting Americans Abroad Act to provide Americans serving our country in diplomatic posts abroad with the security and protection they deserve.

May 21, 2015 In The News

Prospects for a new federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale took a giant step forward this week when Congress told federal officials to find a way to replace the current moldy, dilapidated and insecure building on Broward Boulevard.

The congressional action set in motion a 120-day feasibility study by the U.S. General Services Administration to lay plans for a new structure, very likely in a different location.

May 20, 2015 Press Release

At the request of Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22), the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee unanimously passed a resolution requiring the General Services Administration (GSA) to investigate the feasibility of constructing a new federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale and report back within the next four months.  This resolution is the first step towards building a much-needed new federal courthouse in Broward County.

May 19, 2015 Press Release

With the support of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act passed the House today with overwhelming support of 420-3. The legislation creates a Domestic Trafficking Victims’ Fund using fines collected on traffickers to pay for survivor services and law enforcement assistance.  Passed unanimously by the Senate in April, this bill will now be sent to the President to sign into law.

May 14, 2015 Press Release

Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) urged her colleagues to vote in support of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, which the House is considering later today.  This bill, which last week passed the Senate 98-1, would provide Congressional oversight of any potential deal. Click here to watch the Congresswoman’s remarks on the House floor.

May 13, 2015 Press Release

Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) spoke out against H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This legislation considered by the House of Representatives today would restrict women’s access to safe and legal abortion.  Click here to watch the Congresswoman’s remarks on the House floor.

May 11, 2015 In The News

U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, joined two Democratic Florida legislators in blasting Gov. Rick Scott and state House Republican leaders for refusing to accept $2.8 billion in federal Medicaid money.

“There are 800,000 Floridians who are not being included in our health care system. It is unfair and it’s inhumane. And it’s illogical…we’re refusing free money,” said Frankel, who was joined by state Sen. Maria Sachs, D-Delray Beach, and House Minority Leader Mark Pafford, D-West Palm Beach.

May 8, 2015 Press Release

Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) announced Alina Carey, a senior at Pinecrest High School, as the winner of Florida’s 22nd Congressional District’s 2015 Congressional Art Competition. The announcement was made at the opening of the exhibit showcasing the artwork of the over 40 high school students who participated in the competition.  The exhibit runs from May 8th – May 18th at the Boca Raton Museum of Art.  Alina’s winning piece of art, a pencil drawing entitled “Family,” will be displayed in an eleven month exhibit in the U.S.

May 5, 2015 In The News

On Tuesday — 11 days after Florida lawmakers passed a bill that requires a 24-hour waiting period for abortions — U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel urged support for a federal bill that would nullify the bill and other abortion regulations imposed by states.