More on Congressional Issues
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel, who serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement on the passing of former South African president Nelson Mandela.
“Today we mourn the loss of Nelson Mandela, a special man who will forever be remembered for leading a peaceful fight for equality and freedom. His legacy will continue to inspire millions of people.”
Washington, DC—The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted a request from U.S. Representatives Ted Deutch (FL-21), Lois Frankel (FL-22), Alcee L. Hastings (FL-20), and Patrick Murphy (FL-18) to give Palm Beach County officials time beyond the November 30th deadline to submit comments and technical data on flood map proposals for the region.
Washington, DC – Today Congresswoman Lois Frankel advocated for South Florida priorities — Port Everglades expansion and Everglades Restoration — as negotiations got underway on a final Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). Frankel, a member of the Transportation & Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment, has a seat at the table as the House-Senate Conference Committee resolve differences between the House and Senate-passed WRRDA bills.
For Frankel’s opening statement, please see below.
Washington, DC – Today Congresswoman Lois Frankel was appointed to help negotiate the final Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). Frankel will have a seat at the table as the House-Senate Conference Committee resolves differences between the House and Senate-passed WRRDA bills.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel released the following statement following President Obama’s announcement Thursday that insurance companies can let people stay on their current health care plans.
“I welcome the President’s announcement and look forward to the healthcare website being fixed,” Frankel said. “We should not go back to the days when insurance companies denied coverage for pre-existing conditions and dropped coverage for folks when they got sick.”
Washington, DC – Today Congresswoman Lois Frankel– joined by U.S. Senators U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (Conn.), Tammy Baldwin (WI), Barbara Boxer (CA) and U.S. Representatives Judy Chu (CA-27) Marcia Fudge (OH-11) announced the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2013.
Boca Raton, FL – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement after the Senate’s passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) today with bipartisan support:
“I applaud the Senate for taking a historic step forward by passing ENDA. People must be treated fairly for the work they do without regard of their sexual orientation or gender. I urge the House to take up and pass this important bill.”
Boca Raton, FL— A day after budget negotiations began between Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate, Congresswoman Lois Frankel today joined 177 of her colleagues in a letter to Speaker John Boehner calling on him and House Republican leadership to publicly declare that they will not use the threat of a federal government shutdown or default as a political tactic in budget talks.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel joined today, with colleagues on both sides of the aisle, to pass the bi-partisan Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) out of the House of Representatives. As a member of the Transportation & Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment, the committee that generated the bill, Frankel worked with Democrats and Republicans to advance forward important local projects.
Washington, DC — Congresswoman Lois Frankel announced she will vote this evening to end the government shutdown and make sure America pays its bills.
“I support this common-sense deal to re-open the government and make sure that the United States pays its bills, enabling seniors and veterans to receive their social security and other benefits,” Frankel said. “When Congress returns to work next week we need to turn to long term solutions that focus on job creation.”