Congresswoman Lois Frankel

Representing the 22nd District of Florida

Jobs and the Economy

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Aug 1, 2014 Press Release

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.

Jul 30, 2014 Press Release

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.

Jul 24, 2014 Press Release

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.

Jun 17, 2014 Press Release

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.

Jun 10, 2014 Press Release

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.

May 21, 2014 Press Release

Contact:    Jeremy Tomasulo (Frankel), 202-226-2464; Sean Bartlett (Wasserman Schultz) , 202-225-7931; Ryan Brown (Nelson), 202-224-1679; Alex Conant/Brooke Sammon (Rubio), 202- 224-3041

Washington, DC - Yesterday, the U.S. House passed the bipartisan Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) which will allow Port Everglades to advance expansion once it receives a go ahead from the Army Corps of Engineers in the form of a Chiefs Report.  The Senate is expected to vote on the bill later this week.

May 20, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel voted today for the bipartisan Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). The measure overwhelmingly passed the House by a vote of 412 to 4 and will now go to the Senate for approval.

May 15, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel issued the following statement on the filing of the bipartisan Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) conference report.  It is expected to be voted on in the House as early as Tuesday. 

"I’m excited to see this bill finally come to the floor next week.  It means improved water quality and more jobs for South Florida," said Frankel.

Apr 30, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DCCongresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement after Senate Republicans successfully filibustered an attempt to raise the federal minimum wage.  The Republican Majority in the House has also opposed raising the minimum wage.  Representative Frankel is a co-sponsor of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013.

Apr 11, 2014 Press Release

West Palm Beach, FL – Congresswoman Lois Frankel spoke on April 11 at Palm Beach State College to kick off the National Disabled Veteran Business Council’s Business Conference.  The event was a small business workshop for veterans, designed to help veteran entrepreneurs by connecting them with government agencies and commercial companies. 

Congresswoman Frankel is the mother of an Iraq and Afghanistan US Marine war veteran, and has made helping returning veterans transition into the workforce one of her top priorities.