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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.
Congresswoman Lois Frankel took to the House floor yesterday to address Hobby Lobby vs. Sebelius, which challenges the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage policy.
For the video of Frankel’s remarks click here and below please find her remarks as delivered on the House floor.
Mr. Speaker tomorrow is a big day for the women of this country. The United States Supreme Court will hear oral argument in a case called Hobby Lobby versus Sebelius.
Washington, D.C. – Elisha Morrow, who inspired Congresswoman Frankel’s National Defense Authorization Act provision on military sexual assault, visited Washington today to testify at a panel on sexual assault in the military.
"It was a privilege to testify before the subcommittee today about the difficulties our military members face,” said Morrow. “I addressed boot camp and training environments and focused on needed areas of change."
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Lois Frankel joined key women Congressional leaders in a meeting with President Obama to discuss the Women’s Economic Agenda: When Women Succeeds, America Succeeds and the White House’s upcoming Summit on Working Families.
They discussed a number of key issues that would benefit women and their families, including an increase in the federal minimum wage, equal pay, paid family and sick leave, and increasing nontraditional and STEM jobs for women.