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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.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) and Congressman Patrick E. Murphy (FL-18) sent a formal request to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, urging the Department to address their constituents’ concerns with the pending All Aboard Florida (AAF) project before considering AAF’s request for a federal Railroad Rehabilitation & Improvement Financing (RRIF) loan.
Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) and Congressman Patrick Murphy (FL-18) met today with U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to discuss issues facing South Florida, and the Treasure Coast, in regards to the pending All Aboard Florida (AAF) project. The rail proposal would link Miami and Orlando, with stops in between in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale.
“I look forward to a review of the project, and its economic and quality of life impact,” said Frankel.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) called on House leadership in the United States Congress to immediately begin debate on the extension of unemployment insurance, following the passage of a bipartisan agreement in the U.S. Senate.
West Palm Beach, FL —Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) presented Palm Beach County with a $12.2 million reimbursement for Army Corps projects, including Ocean Ridge beach renourishment.
“Beaches mean much more to our community than just a place to get a suntan. Beaches protect our property, they are home to natural habitats, and they attract visitors from all over the world. This means millions of dollars in property taxes and tourist dollars to our region,” said Frankel.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement in support of the House Democrats’ “Demand a Vote” petition.
Rep. Frankel said, “The time is long overdue for Congress to pass legislation creating a roadmap to citizenship for the 11 million aspiring Americans living in the shadows of our country.”
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Lois Frankel joined House Democrats in signing a discharge petition, led by Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Ill.), to bring up the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act. The bill extends emergency unemployment insurance for nearly 5 million Americans looking for work through the end of the year.
“I am especially concerned for the 200,000 veterans who have risked life and limb serving our country and need this deserved helping hand while they look for work,” said Frankel.
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.”