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Washington, DC— Congresswoman Lois Frankel joined colleagues today in urging Speaker John Boehner to immediately bring up an extension of unemployment insurance and not to adjourn Congress for the year without extending it.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel released the following statement after Office Depot Inc. announced today that its global, corporate headquarters would continue to be in Boca Raton. This news follows the merger between Office Depot and Naperville (IL)-based Office Max being finalized last month. Frankel’s congressional district includes Office Depot.
“Office Depot staying in Boca Raton is great news for our local economy and community,” Frankel said. “This means we’re keeping jobs here as well as welcoming new workers from Illinois.”
Boca Raton, FL – Congresswoman Lois Frankel released the following statement about the good news that the economy gained 203,000 jobs in November, the jobless rate fell to a five-year low of 7 percent and the economy grew at 3.6 percent in the third quarter.
“This economic news is encouraging and it’s important to keep up the momentum. Congress should stay in session until we pass a budget to make sure there’s economic certainty and finalize the Water Resources Reform and Development Act to bring jobs to South Florida.”
Washington, DC—The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted a request from U.S. Representatives Ted Deutch (FL-21), Lois Frankel (FL-22), Alcee L. Hastings (FL-20), and Patrick Murphy (FL-18) to give Palm Beach County officials time beyond the November 30th deadline to submit comments and technical data on flood map proposals for the region.
Boca Raton, FL — Congresswoman Lois Frankel released the following statement after the Supreme Court announced it would hear two cases — Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius and Congestoga Wood Specialities v. Sebelius — related to the Affordable Care Act benefit that requires most employers to include contraception coverage in their health care plans.
Washington, DC – Today Congresswoman Lois Frankel advocated for South Florida priorities — Port Everglades expansion and Everglades Restoration — as negotiations got underway on a final Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). Frankel, a member of the Transportation & Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment, has a seat at the table as the House-Senate Conference Committee resolve differences between the House and Senate-passed WRRDA bills.
For Frankel’s opening statement, please see below.
Washington, DC – Today Congresswoman Lois Frankel was appointed to help negotiate the final Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). Frankel will have a seat at the table as the House-Senate Conference Committee resolves differences between the House and Senate-passed WRRDA bills.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel released the following statement following President Obama’s announcement Thursday that insurance companies can let people stay on their current health care plans.
“I welcome the President’s announcement and look forward to the healthcare website being fixed,” Frankel said. “We should not go back to the days when insurance companies denied coverage for pre-existing conditions and dropped coverage for folks when they got sick.”
Washington, DC – Today Congresswoman Lois Frankel– joined by U.S. Senators U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (Conn.), Tammy Baldwin (WI), Barbara Boxer (CA) and U.S. Representatives Judy Chu (CA-27) Marcia Fudge (OH-11) announced the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2013.
Boca Raton, FL – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement after the Senate’s passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) today with bipartisan support:
“I applaud the Senate for taking a historic step forward by passing ENDA. People must be treated fairly for the work they do without regard of their sexual orientation or gender. I urge the House to take up and pass this important bill.”