Jobs and the Economy
More on Jobs and the Economy
Boca Raton, FL – Congresswoman Lois Frankel released the following statement about the good news that the economy gained 203,000 jobs in November, the jobless rate fell to a five-year low of 7 percent and the economy grew at 3.6 percent in the third quarter.
“This economic news is encouraging and it’s important to keep up the momentum. Congress should stay in session until we pass a budget to make sure there’s economic certainty and finalize the Water Resources Reform and Development Act to bring jobs to South Florida.”
Washington, DC—The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted a request from U.S. Representatives Ted Deutch (FL-21), Lois Frankel (FL-22), Alcee L. Hastings (FL-20), and Patrick Murphy (FL-18) to give Palm Beach County officials time beyond the November 30th deadline to submit comments and technical data on flood map proposals for the region.
Washington, DC – Today Congresswoman Lois Frankel advocated for South Florida priorities — Port Everglades expansion and Everglades Restoration — as negotiations got underway on a final Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). Frankel, a member of the Transportation & Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment, has a seat at the table as the House-Senate Conference Committee resolve differences between the House and Senate-passed WRRDA bills.
For Frankel’s opening statement, please see below.
Boca Raton, FL – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement after the Senate’s passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) today with bipartisan support:
“I applaud the Senate for taking a historic step forward by passing ENDA. People must be treated fairly for the work they do without regard of their sexual orientation or gender. I urge the House to take up and pass this important bill.”
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 joined today, with colleagues on both sides of the aisle, to pass the bi-partisan Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) out of the House of Representatives. As a member of the Transportation & Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment, the committee that generated the bill, Frankel worked with Democrats and Republicans to advance forward important local projects.
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 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.