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Prospects for a new federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale took a giant step forward this week when Congress told federal officials to find a way to replace the current moldy, dilapidated and insecure building on Broward Boulevard.
The congressional action set in motion a 120-day feasibility study by the U.S. General Services Administration to lay plans for a new structure, very likely in a different location.
At the request of Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22), the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee unanimously passed a resolution requiring the General Services Administration (GSA) to investigate the feasibility of constructing a new federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale and report back within the next four months. This resolution is the first step towards building a much-needed new federal courthouse in Broward County.
U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, joined two Democratic Florida legislators in blasting Gov. Rick Scott and state House Republican leaders for refusing to accept $2.8 billion in federal Medicaid money.
“There are 800,000 Floridians who are not being included in our health care system. It is unfair and it’s inhumane. And it’s illogical…we’re refusing free money,” said Frankel, who was joined by state Sen. Maria Sachs, D-Delray Beach, and House Minority Leader Mark Pafford, D-West Palm Beach.
Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) announced Alina Carey, a senior at Pinecrest High School, as the winner of Florida’s 22nd Congressional District’s 2015 Congressional Art Competition. The announcement was made at the opening of the exhibit showcasing the artwork of the over 40 high school students who participated in the competition. The exhibit runs from May 8th – May 18th at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Alina’s winning piece of art, a pencil drawing entitled “Family,” will be displayed in an eleven month exhibit in the U.S.
On Tuesday — 11 days after Florida lawmakers passed a bill that requires a 24-hour waiting period for abortions — U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel urged support for a federal bill that would nullify the bill and other abortion regulations imposed by states.
Calling it “a subject very near and dear to my heart,” U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel was at Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens Monday for the ribbon cutting and official opening of the Veterans Resource Center.
PALM BEACH GARDENS — About a year and a half ago Bruce Gamradt walked into the student lounge at Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus and immediately knew veterans wouldn’t feel comfortable there.
It was too noisy and crowded. The resident of Ibis Golf & Country Club in suburban West Palm Beach would know, he’s a veteran, too.
It took some time to find the appropriate space but now there’s a place on the second floor of the library that’s more quiet and peaceful, an area veterans would feel comfortable in, Gamradt said.
Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) strongly opposes HB 633, which would take away women’s reproductive rights, and is calling on Governor Scott to veto this anti-choice legislation passed by the Florida Legislature.
Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) was joined by Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) in leading 22 members of Congress from both parties in sending a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water urging full funding for shoreline protection projects. These projects include beach fills and renourishment, construction of shore structures like sea walls and breakwaters, and best practices and man