More on Local Issues
WASHINGTON — Seventy-five Broward County business and community leaders flew into the nation's capital this week with an ambitious wishlist, encouraged by progress toward the expansion of Port Everglades but worried about restraints on federal spending.
The growing county wants a deeper and wider seaport, a new federal courthouse, money to pump tons of sand onto depleted beaches and funding for a streetcar system in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
Washington, DC — Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement today in recognition of Pope Francis’ historic speech before a joint session of Congress.
“Today, Congress and our nation heard from one of the world’s great humanitarians. The Pope’s timely, compassionate message of helping the vulnerable, protecting our planet, and giving opportunities to our youth transcends politics and religion.”
WASHINGTON, DC-- South Florida had a presence in Washington, DC today as the Pope gave his historic speech to Congress. Among the thousands watching the Pontiff’s speech in Washington today were some very lucky locals. A group of students from West Palm Beach got to experience history up close. A front row seat to history to see the Pope in person.
It's a surreal moment for a class of eight graders from Rosarian Academy.
Washington, DC – Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs approved a measure authored by Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) and Chairman Jeff Miller (FL-01) to honor American veterans disabled for life. According to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, at least 3.6 million veterans currently live with a service-related disability.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) has introduced the Metropolitan Planning Enhancement Act, which would bring critically needed transportation dollars to Broward and Palm Beach counties. The legislation awards additional funding from the federal government to local transportation organizations that work together.
West Palm Beach, FL – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) Thursday held a press conference to rally support of Planned Parenthood in light of renewed Congressional attempts to defund the organization that, for nearly a century, has been a critical provider of essential preventative and lifesaving healthcare for men, women, and children.
“These continued attacks on Planned Parenthood are another spoke in the wheel that extremists are using to run over women in this country,” Frankel said. “We will continue to fight back so we never have to go back.”
BOYNTON BEACH —
For 20 years, Nicole Siragusa fought to get her father eight war medals he never received for service in World War II.
On Tuesday, she succeeded when U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel presented the medals to Vincent Miro, now 89.
Miro seemed speechless as he sat at a table next to his wife of 65 years and his children. At the head of the table stood Frankel and about a dozen veterans, and a group of reporters crowded around. Miro lightly drummed his fingers on the table.
"Will you continue to pay me when I'm 100? I'm scared," said Julie Tate, 80, of Delray Beach. "I need a raise, too."
Those sentiments exactly for nearly 100 seniors and independent home health care workers at an 80th anniversary party for the signing of the Social Security Act.
U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch and Lois Frankel fielded questions from a responsive audience at The Volen Center in Boca Raton on Aug. 13, the day before the act was signed into law by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on Aug. 14, 1935.
Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) hosted a meeting last week with FAA Regional Director Dennis Roberts and airport officials from Broward and Palm Beach counties during which they discussed upcoming Congressional legislation as well as local airport issues.