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Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel joined House colleagues to pass bipartisan flood insurance legislation that provides important flood insurance rate relief to homeowners and brings accountability to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
“I am pleased that the House has reached a reasonable compromise to end unaffordable flood insurance rate hikes and to protect homeowners and prospective homebuyers in Florida and other flood-prone states,” said Congresswoman Frankel.
Washington, DC—This Valentine’s Day, Congresswoman Lois Frankel is highlighting what women need this Valentine’s Day: the Women’s Economic Agenda.
“What women want this Valentine’s Day is equal pay, a minimum wage increase, and access to quality, affordable child care,” Frankel said. “When women succeed, America succeeds.”
Frankel and her colleagues launched an economic agenda that will enable women to achieve greater economic security, raise wages for women and their families, and allow working parents to support and care for their families
Washington, DC— Congresswoman Lois Frankel today called on the House to consider legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10, after President Obama signed an executive order today to increase the minimum wage for federal contract workers.
“Anyone who puts in a hard day’s should be able to make a decent living and that’s why it is time for Congress to raise the minimum wage,” Frankel said. “I stand with Floridians who want Congress to finish the job.”
Washington, DC— Congresswoman Lois Frankel took to the House floor again urging Congress to address skyrocketing flood insurance rates. Frankel called on the House to consider the bipartisan Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act, which would delay flood insurance premium rate hikes by four years for homeowners.
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Washington, DC—Congresswoman Lois Frankel today called on the House to consider the bipartisan bill the Senate passed last week to delay flood insurance premium rate hikes by four years for homeowners.
Frankel joined colleagues in supporting a procedural vote that would have allowed Democrats to bring the Senate legislation to the floor. The measure failed.
Washington, DC – On today’s anniversary of President Obama signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law, Congresswomen Frankel called on Congress to take up the Women’s Economic Agenda – an initiative launched by House Democrats to address the economic challenges and needs facing women and families.
“It’s 2014 and women should earn equal pay for equal work. When women succeed, America succeeds,” Frankel said. “The Women’s Economic Agenda will help grow our economy, bring fairness to the workplace and give every woman the opportunity she deserves to prosper.”
Congresswoman Lois Frankel joined with Democrats from the Florida Congressional Delegation in sending a letter to Speaker Boehner, calling on him to consider a bill to address skyrocketing flood insurance rates.
Washington, DC – South Florida Congresswomen Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) and Lois Frankel (FL-22) announced today that they will sit together during President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday in a show of bipartisanship and as part of their ongoing commitment working across party lines to make progress for South Florida.
Boca Raton, FL—Today Congresswoman Lois Frankel announced that she has invited all high school students in Florida’s 22nd Congressional District to participate in the inaugural Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, “The House STEM App Challenge.” This competition will allow students in South Florida and across the country to compete by creating a software application or “app” for mobile, tablet or computer devices on a platform of their choice.
Boca Raton, FL –Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
“Today we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of a nation where all people have an equal chance to succeed," Frankel said.. "Our best tribute to his legacy is to pursue economic justice. Congress should lead the way by extending unemployment insurance and increasing the minimum wage.”