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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.
Washington DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel issued the following statement in response to the legislation that passed late this evening regarding the crisis of thousands of unaccompanied children crossing at the U.S./Mexico border.
“Sadly, instead of dealing with a humanitarian crisis in a humanitarian way, or bringing about bipartisan immigration reform, House Republicans are being mean-spirited and punitive,” said Frankel.
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 – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel, Congressman Ted Deutch and Congressman Jim Himes introduced the “Transparency in Visa Reporting to Protect American Jobs and Prevent Human Trafficking Act” to bring long overdue transparency to the temporary foreign worker visa system. Currently, federal data about temporary foreign worker visas is collected by three separate federal agencies and generally not made available to the public.
Fort Lauderdale, FL — Congresswoman Lois Frankel, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Congressman Ted Deutch and Congresswoman Frederica Wilson held a press conference at Port Everglades to talk about the widely-supported expansion of Port Everglades, and how the recently passed bipartisan Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) effects the project.
Washington, DC —Congresswoman Lois Frankel voted against the underfunded H.R. 4745, the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2015 (T-HUD) because it includes severe cuts to vital transportation and housing programs. The transportation programs slashed under H.R. 4745 help fund our highways, bridges, passenger rail systems such as Amtrak, and transit systems like subways, streetcars, and commuter rail systems (Tri-Rail). The bill passed the full House by a total of 229 to 192.