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Washington, DC – The Civil Works Review Board voted unanimously to send the Chief’s Report approving expansion of Port Everglades to state review late this afternoon. Attending the five hour hearing, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22), a member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to swiftly approve the Port Everglades expansion which is needed for the port to remain competitive as larger and heavier loaded freight ships travel the waterways.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) yesterday joined her colleagues on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to pass the bipartisan Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act. The bill authorizes $150 million for railroad safety programs, a provision pushed by Frankel.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement after President Obama’s State of the Union address:
“The President’s speech is a call to action to grow the middle class,” said Frankel. “For us to be a secure, prosperous country our improving economy must work for everyone. Better infrastructure means bigger paychecks. A more family friendly workplace allows parents to work and still have quality time to raise their children.”
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) issued the following statement after the House passed a bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. Frankel voted against the legislation.
Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) today voted against a spending bill that allows the return of risky financial activity that led to the country's recent economic recession.
“This spending bill puts hard working taxpayers on the hook for Wall Street’s riskiest behavior,” said Congresswoman Frankel. “Big bank gambling caused Americans to lose their homes, their jobs, and retirement funds."
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) was elected by members of the Florida and Georgia region to the United States Congress House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee.
The primary purpose of the Committee is to assign fellow Democrats to other House Committees and to shape Democratic policies. It is made up of a diverse membership, some selected by region and some appointed by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) today applauded the bipartisan work of Congress to reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG), which will improve child care quality and help parents find and sustain employment. On Monday night, the Senate agreed to the House-passed version of the legislation and it will now be sent to President Obama for his signature.
Washington, DC — Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) issued the following statement in recognition of Hispanic Heritage month.
West Palm Beach, FL — Congresswoman Lois Frankel today released the following statement recognizing Labor Day:
“On Labor Day, we honor worker rights and salute the unions that made it possible.”
West Palm Beach, FL — Heading into Florida's primary on Tuesday, Congresswoman Lois Frankel will hold a roundtable on Monday to honor Women’s Equality Day, which marks the passage of women's right to vote. The discussion will highlight the Women’s Economic Agenda and the need for women to vote to make it a reality.