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Calling it “a subject very near and dear to my heart,” U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel was at Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens Monday for the ribbon cutting and official opening of the Veterans Resource Center.
PALM BEACH GARDENS — About a year and a half ago Bruce Gamradt walked into the student lounge at Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus and immediately knew veterans wouldn’t feel comfortable there.
It was too noisy and crowded. The resident of Ibis Golf & Country Club in suburban West Palm Beach would know, he’s a veteran, too.
It took some time to find the appropriate space but now there’s a place on the second floor of the library that’s more quiet and peaceful, an area veterans would feel comfortable in, Gamradt said.
Two members of the Florida delegation teamed up this week to fight for a U.S. Department of Education grant program to ensure colleges and universities across the nation have student centers for veterans.
On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., the vice chairman of the House Veterans Committee; U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla.; and U.S. Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., brought out the “Veterans Education Empowerment Act” which would create the grant program.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel’s (FL-22) amendment to H.R. 3583, the Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act, was passed by unanimous consent as the House Foreign Affairs Committee voted to send the entire bill to the full House for a possible vote.
Malala is the inspirational Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head by the Taliban while on her way home from school. She was targeted in an attempt to silence her increasingly influential voice supporting girls’ education, which had been banned under Taliban rule.
Boca Raton, FL—Today Congresswoman Lois Frankel announced that she has invited all high school students in Florida’s 22nd Congressional District to participate in the inaugural Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, “The House STEM App Challenge.” This competition will allow students in South Florida and across the country to compete by creating a software application or “app” for mobile, tablet or computer devices on a platform of their choice.
Boca Raton, FL – The offices of Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) and Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-21) will host a college financial aid and scholarship information workshop on Wednesday October 16 for high school students and parents. The workshop will be held at Spanish River High School in Boca Raton from 7-8:30 p.m.
Students and parents can learn about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), qualifying for financial aid and what options are available if you don’t qualify for aid and how to identify grants and scholarship opportunities.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel is leading her colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter today – on the United Nations International Day of the Girl – to Malala Yousafzai, the inspirational 16-year-old Pakistani girl who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban and continues to be an unrelenting advocate for girls’ education.
Washington, DC — Congresswoman Lois Frankel announced that she is co-sponsoring a comprehensive immigration reform bill, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, introduced by Congressman Joe Garcia (FL-26) and several other House Democrats.
This bill is designed to receive bipartisan support in the House. It has many provisions from the common-sense, comprehensive immigration reform bill that passed the Senate in June by a bipartisan vote of 68 to 32.
Boca Raton, FL – Taking advantage of all forums, tools and technology available Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) on Wednesday spoke at an Affordable Care Act implementation workshop for hospitals and community health centers, participated in an immigration town hall open to public and held a telephone town hall with 9,250 constituents.
Washington, DC — Congresswoman Lois Frankel today helped pass a bipartisan student loans bill that reverses the student loan rate hike that went into effect on July 1. Now that the bipartisan bill has been passed by the House and Senate it will be sent to President Obama to be signed into law.