More on Fiscal Responsibility
Washington DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel issued the following statement regarding the House Republicans’ imminent legal action against President Obama for delaying the employer responsibility section of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) law without Congressional approval.
“Here we go again. House Republicans wasting time and money, this time with a frivolous lawsuit against the President instead of taking actions to jump start the middle class,” said Frankel.
Washington, DC — Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) voted against a partisan bill to create a select committee charged with investigating the 2012 embassy attacks in Benghazi.
“We are about to watch another political show at the expense of the American people,” said Congresswoman Frankel.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement after Senate Republicans successfully filibustered an attempt to raise the federal minimum wage. The Republican Majority in the House has also opposed raising the minimum wage. Representative Frankel is a co-sponsor of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement in response to the Obama Administration’s announcement that there will be no cuts to Medicare Advantage in 2015. Congresswoman Frankel has urged the Administration to not cut Medicare Advantage by 1.9 percent as originally planned.
“I thank President Obama for listening to the millions of seniors who depend upon Medicare Advantage by increasing the funding,” said Frankel.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) called on House leadership in the United States Congress to immediately begin debate on the extension of unemployment insurance, following the passage of a bipartisan agreement in the U.S. Senate.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel released the following statement following the release of the Congressman Paul Ryan’s House Republican budget.
“Once again, the House Republicans have issued a budget that creates new burdens on seniors, the middle class, and poor. It ignores job creation and breaks the promises made to our seniors by radically altering Medicare and Medicaid,” said Frankel. “This budget, and its misplaced values and priorities, are wrong for South Florida and wrong for America.”
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 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.”
Washington, DC — Congresswoman Lois Frankel today called on the House to reach a responsible solution to end the government shutdown and avoid a default.
“It’s critical the House reaches a responsible deal to re-open the government and ensure America avoids a worldwide economic meltdown,” Frankel said. “We should all be open to reasonable, common-sense solutions and working with anyone who has a good idea.”
If our country defaults for the first time in history, the consequences could be devastating for the national and world markets.
Washington, DC — On Day 12 of the government shutdown, Congresswoman Lois Frankel signed onto to an effort to reopen the government. The special congressional procedure, known as a discharge petition, allows a majority of members to bypass Speaker Boehner and force an up or down vote on a bill to reopen the government. This petition only needs a majority of House members to sign on and does not require any action by the House Republican leadership.