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Boca Raton, FL— Congresswoman Lois Frankel welcomed the news today from Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood that the Boca Raton Airport control tower will remain open through the end of the fiscal year September 30. The Boca Airport control tower had been facing risk of closure June 15 along with almost 150 air traffic control towers around the country.
Washington, DC— Congresswoman Lois Frankel has signed onto a bipartisan bill to help ensure the Boca Raton Air Traffic control tower stays open and avoid closure due to mandatory across the board budget cuts known as sequestration.
Boca Raton, FL –Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) will introduce the Equal Pay Day resolution later today when she returns to Washington. The bill recognizes that much work still needs to be done to reduce the pay disparity between women and men. Today, Tuesday April 9 is Equal Pay Day because it symbolizes how far in 2013 women must work in order to make what their male counterparts earned in 2012. This means that it took more than three months into 2013 for women’s wages to finally catch up to what men were paid in 2012.
Boca Raton, FL — After the FAA announced on Friday that it would delay the planned closure of 149 air traffic control towers including at Boca Raton Airport until June 15, Congresswoman Lois Frankel released the following statement:
“This is welcome news that Boca Raton Airport will have more time to find a temporary fix to avoid the closing of its control tower. There are both safety and economic impacts at issue. Congressman Ted Deutch and I will continue to work with the Boca Raton Airport and FAA on a long-term solution.”
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:
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) voted to protect the Medicare guarantee, create jobs, invest in education, infrastructure and innovation by supporting the Democratic budget and voting no on the Republican budget.
Washington, DC – Today in a bipartisan effort, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) voted to keep the government running and prevent a government shutdown on March 27th that would have immediate and harmful consequences for our economy and all aspects of American life.
A shutdown for example would result in the delay of Social Security claims being processed and force veterans seeking benefits to face even longer waits to be granted benefits.
Washington, DC – After Congressman Paul Ryan released the House Republican budget, Congresswoman Lois Frankel issued the following statement:
It’s time for Congress to stay on the job and resolve this darn sequester, three South Florida newcomers declared on Thursday.
Rather than run out of town for a long weekend, Congress should be working out a budget deal to prevent an across-the-board set of budget cuts that starts on Friday, said U.S. Reps. Lois Frankel of West Palm Beach, Patrick Murphy of Jupiter and Joe Garcia of Miami.
“We want to roll up our sleeves, and everybody should roll up their sleeves and get to work,” said Frankel.
Boca Raton, FL –With across-the-board spending cuts known as “sequestration” set to go into effect on Friday, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) said Congress must take action to avoid the full impact of sequestration that will lead to serious repercussions to our fragile economy.