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Washington, DC— Congresswoman Lois Frankel today called on the Republican-led House to focus on creating jobs and strengthening our economy as Republicans try for the 37th time to repeal, defund or dismantle the Affordable Care Act.
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.
Boca Raton, FL – Congresswoman Lois Frankel announced the winners of her first Congressional High School Art Competition for Florida’s 22nd congressional district. The Congressional Award Ceremony was held Wednesday at the Boca Raton Museum of Art and the following students were recognized for their outstanding work:
Animal & Plant Health Regulatory Enforcement-$15,866,009
Animal Welfare Act Enforcement- $26,406,304
Disaster Planning for Animals- $991,443
Horse Protection Act Enforcement- $678,510
National Veterinary Medical Services Act- $4,669,627
Office of Inspector General Investigation and enforcement of animal fighting laws- $86,779,028
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 – Congresswoman Lois Frankel released the following statement today in honor of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day:
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 – Congresswoman Lois Frankel is participating today in Mayors Against Illegal Guns National Day to Demand Action to reduce gun violence in West Palm Beach. Mayors Against Illegal Guns, founded by Mayor Bloomberg, is holding more than 100 events nationwide in what is expected to be the largest single-day advocacy effort on reducing gun violence.
Frankel released the following statement:
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: