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Boca Raton, FL – Congresswoman Lois Frankel marked the annual celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month.
“On International Women's Day, and throughout Women’s History Month, we celebrate the extraordinary achievements women have made worldwide, honor those who helped shape our history, and look back the centuries of progress,” said Congresswoman Frankel
American women and girls have gained greater opportunities and more representation than ever before.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel joined House colleagues to pass bipartisan flood insurance legislation that provides important flood insurance rate relief to homeowners and brings accountability to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
“I am pleased that the House has reached a reasonable compromise to end unaffordable flood insurance rate hikes and to protect homeowners and prospective homebuyers in Florida and other flood-prone states,” said Congresswoman Frankel.
Washington, DC— Congresswoman Lois Frankel today called on the House to consider legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10, after President Obama signed an executive order today to increase the minimum wage for federal contract workers.
“Anyone who puts in a hard day’s should be able to make a decent living and that’s why it is time for Congress to raise the minimum wage,” Frankel said. “I stand with Floridians who want Congress to finish the job.”
Washington, DC— Congresswoman Lois Frankel took to the House floor again urging Congress to address skyrocketing flood insurance rates. Frankel called on the House to consider the bipartisan Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act, which would delay flood insurance premium rate hikes by four years for homeowners.
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Washington, D.C. – A group of lawmakers want Gov. Rick Scott to let conscience be his guide over whether 1.2 million low-income people in Florida should get health insurance under an expansion of Medicaid.
“Governor, last year you said your conscience wouldn't allow you to stand in the way of an expansion,” the lawmakers wrote Scott in a letter today. “We hope your conscience now will compel you to at least ask legislators to find a way to get this done.”
Washington, DC—Congresswoman Lois Frankel today called on the House to consider the bipartisan bill the Senate passed last week to delay flood insurance premium rate hikes by four years for homeowners.
Frankel joined colleagues in supporting a procedural vote that would have allowed Democrats to bring the Senate legislation to the floor. The measure failed.
Congresswoman Lois Frankel joined with Democrats from the Florida Congressional Delegation in sending a letter to Speaker Boehner, calling on him to consider a bill to address skyrocketing flood insurance rates.
WASHINGTON — A Vietnam War veteran from Fort Lauderdale who suffered severe burns in combat and financial hardship back home will be watching from the House gallery Tuesday night when President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address.
Jeff Colaiacovo will represent all American service members, but especially the hundreds of thousands who endure bureaucratic snags and delays when seeking disability benefits.
Washington, DC – South Florida Congresswomen Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) and Lois Frankel (FL-22) announced today that they will sit together during President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday in a show of bipartisanship and as part of their ongoing commitment working across party lines to make progress for South Florida.