More on Fiscal Responsibility
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.
Washington, DC — Congresswoman Lois Frankel released the following statement after the federal government shutdown at midnight Tuesday:
“Tea Partiers have paralyzed the Congress, causing the first government shutdown in nearly 20 years. Democrats have already agreed to significant spending cuts, so it’s time for the radical Republicans to stop their temper tantrums and agree to a clean budget bill.”
Washington, DC — With only hours remaining before a possible government shutdown, Congresswoman Lois Frankel released the following statement:
“The potential shutdown of the government is a disgrace. We are watching Tea Party tantrums being taken out on the American public. It’s time for the adults in Congress to take charge.”
Washington, DC —Congresswoman Lois Frankel voted against a partisan bill that makes keeping our government running beyond Monday contingent on delaying access to health care for millions of Americans for a year.
Washington, DC — Congresswoman Lois Frankel opposed a partisan Continuing Resolution today that makes funding our government beyond September 30 contingent upon defunding the Affordable Care Act and denying millions of Americans health care coverage. Frankel, who believes Congress should put forward a sincere effort to avert a government shutdown, released the following statement:
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.
Boca Raton, FL — Congressman Ted Deutch and Congresswoman Lois Frankel released the following statement after the FAA announced today that the Boca Airport control tower will close effective April 7, due to across-the-board budget cuts known as the sequester: