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Boca Raton, FL – Congresswoman Lois Frankel marked the annual celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month.
“On International Women's Day, and throughout Women’s History Month, we celebrate the extraordinary achievements women have made worldwide, honor those who helped shape our history, and look back the centuries of progress,” said Congresswoman Frankel
American women and girls have gained greater opportunities and more representation than ever before.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel joined House colleagues to pass bipartisan flood insurance legislation that provides important flood insurance rate relief to homeowners and brings accountability to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
“I am pleased that the House has reached a reasonable compromise to end unaffordable flood insurance rate hikes and to protect homeowners and prospective homebuyers in Florida and other flood-prone states,” said Congresswoman Frankel.
Boca Raton, FL — Congresswoman Lois Frankel has just returned from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) in Brussels as part of a bipartisan congressional delegation. Frankel was appointed to the US delegation by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. During the four-day trip, the delegation – comprised of five additional Members of Congress – met with representatives of the other NATO countries as well as NATO leaders including NATO Commander General Philip Breedlove, NATO PA President Hugh Baley, and US Ambassador to NATO Douglas Lute.
Washington, DC—This Valentine’s Day, Congresswoman Lois Frankel is highlighting what women need this Valentine’s Day: the Women’s Economic Agenda.
“What women want this Valentine’s Day is equal pay, a minimum wage increase, and access to quality, affordable child care,” Frankel said. “When women succeed, America succeeds.”
Frankel and her colleagues launched an economic agenda that will enable women to achieve greater economic security, raise wages for women and their families, and allow working parents to support and care for their families
Washington, DC— Congresswoman Lois Frankel today called on the House to consider legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10, after President Obama signed an executive order today to increase the minimum wage for federal contract workers.
“Anyone who puts in a hard day’s should be able to make a decent living and that’s why it is time for Congress to raise the minimum wage,” Frankel said. “I stand with Floridians who want Congress to finish the job.”
Washington, DC— Congresswoman Lois Frankel took to the House floor again urging Congress to address skyrocketing flood insurance rates. Frankel called on the House to consider the bipartisan Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act, which would delay flood insurance premium rate hikes by four years for homeowners.
Click here to watch her remarks.
Boca Raton, FL— To commemorate Black History Month and highlight the need to safeguard the right to vote, Congresswoman Lois Frankel released a video message.
To watch the video, click here and below please find her remarks as delivered.
Washington, D.C. – A group of lawmakers want Gov. Rick Scott to let conscience be his guide over whether 1.2 million low-income people in Florida should get health insurance under an expansion of Medicaid.
“Governor, last year you said your conscience wouldn't allow you to stand in the way of an expansion,” the lawmakers wrote Scott in a letter today. “We hope your conscience now will compel you to at least ask legislators to find a way to get this done.”
Washington, DC—Congresswoman Lois Frankel today called on the House to consider the bipartisan bill the Senate passed last week to delay flood insurance premium rate hikes by four years for homeowners.
Frankel joined colleagues in supporting a procedural vote that would have allowed Democrats to bring the Senate legislation to the floor. The measure failed.
Washington, DC – On today’s anniversary of President Obama signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law, Congresswomen Frankel called on Congress to take up the Women’s Economic Agenda – an initiative launched by House Democrats to address the economic challenges and needs facing women and families.
“It’s 2014 and women should earn equal pay for equal work. When women succeed, America succeeds,” Frankel said. “The Women’s Economic Agenda will help grow our economy, bring fairness to the workplace and give every woman the opportunity she deserves to prosper.”