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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.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement on the Senate’s passage of comprehensive immigration reform.
“I applaud the Senate’s passage of bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform. Now it’s time for the House to follow suit with a similar bipartisan approach that creates a new immigration process reflecting our values. We need a roadmap to citizenship where aspiring Americans pay taxes, families stay together and students who go to school here can continue to contribute to our economy.”
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) voted to protect the Medicare guarantee, create jobs, invest in education, infrastructure and innovation by supporting the Democratic budget and voting no on the Republican budget.
Washington, DC – After Congressman Paul Ryan released the House Republican budget, Congresswoman Lois Frankel issued the following statement: