More on Congressional Issues
Washington, DC— Congresswoman Lois Frankel today called on the Republican-led House to focus on creating jobs and strengthening our economy as Republicans try for the 37th time to repeal, defund or dismantle the Affordable Care Act.
Washington, DC— Congresswoman Lois Frankel released a statement today on the Department of Justice’s conducted related to the AP.
“Freedom of the press is an important right we must safeguard. We need to find out who did what and why.”
Washington, DC— Congresswoman Lois Frankel released a statement today about the IRS controversy.
“The IRS targeting certain groups based upon political leanings would be wrong and should not be tolerated. An even larger issue is the role that political organizations pretending to be social welfare organizations play in polluting campaigns. This calls for real campaign reform, overturning Citizens United and demanding greater disclosure and transparency from tax-exempt organizations.”
Washington, DC— Congresswoman Lois Frankel released a statement today on Benghazi:
“I am focused on making sure what happened in Benghazi doesn’t happen again and working to better protect Americans serving abroad at our U.S. embassies. After hearing testimony firsthand from then-Secretary Hillary Clinton before the Foreign Affairs Committee, I am continuing to work with Republican Congressman Trey Radel in a bipartisan manner to ensure the State Department has the flexibility and tools to hire appropriate security staff to guard our U.S. embassies.
Boca Raton, FL— Congresswoman Lois Frankel welcomed the news today from Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood that the Boca Raton Airport control tower will remain open through the end of the fiscal year September 30. The Boca Airport control tower had been facing risk of closure June 15 along with almost 150 air traffic control towers around the country.
Washington, DC — In anticipation of South Korean President Park Geun-Hye’s address before a joint session of Congress today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel signed on to a bipartisan resolution reaffirming our country’s continued strategic partnership with South Korea. The resolution also condemns North Korea’s repeated aggression in the region and reiterates America’s commitment to protecting and working with South Korea. In addition, the resolution congratulates President Park on her recent historic election as the first ever female head of state elected in Northeast Asia.
Boca Raton, FL – Congresswoman Lois Frankel announced the winners of her first Congressional High School Art Competition for Florida’s 22nd congressional district. The Congressional Award Ceremony was held Wednesday at the Boca Raton Museum of Art and the following students were recognized for their outstanding work:
Washington, DC — Congresswoman Lois Frankel released the following statement on the tragedy at the Boston Marathon:
“I am saddened by today’s horrible tragedy at the Boston Marathon. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families and the brave first responders. We must work together to bring comfort to those affected, bring those responsible to justice and secure the safety of our nation.”
Washington, DC— Congresswoman Lois Frankel has signed onto a bipartisan bill to help ensure the Boca Raton Air Traffic control tower stays open and avoid closure due to mandatory across the board budget cuts known as sequestration.
Boca Raton, FL –Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) will introduce the Equal Pay Day resolution later today when she returns to Washington. The bill recognizes that much work still needs to be done to reduce the pay disparity between women and men. Today, Tuesday April 9 is Equal Pay Day because it symbolizes how far in 2013 women must work in order to make what their male counterparts earned in 2012. This means that it took more than three months into 2013 for women’s wages to finally catch up to what men were paid in 2012.