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Washington, DC — Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) today issued the following Rosh Hashanah greeting.
“Tonight Jewish families across South Florida, the United States, and throughout the world gather in celebration of Rosh Hashanah. As the High Holidays begin, we take time to reflect on the challenges of the past year – including attacks on friends and loved ones in Israel and the chaos around the globe – and we strive for a more peaceful world in the year to come. From my family to yours, may you have a sweet and joyous New Year. Shana tovah u'metukah.”
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Lois Frankel is accepting applications from high school students in Florida’s 22nd District for nominations to the United States armed services academies for an appointment to the Class of 2019.
“Our military academies provide a world-class education while preparing young men and women for a life of service to our country,” said Frankel.
West Palm Beach, FL — This morning, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) will convene a panel of state legislators, law enforcement officers, advocates, and students for a roundtable discussion on policies to combat rape on college campuses.
“Date rape and sexual assault on college campuses have for far too long been met with efforts to protect the educational institution and not the victim. Through we can learn how the various stakeholders can work together for safer environments and fairer accountability,” said Frankel.
West Palm Beach, FL — Congresswoman Lois Frankel today released the following statement recognizing Labor Day:
“On Labor Day, we honor worker rights and salute the unions that made it possible.”
West Palm Beach, FL — Heading into Florida's primary on Tuesday, Congresswoman Lois Frankel will hold a roundtable on Monday to honor Women’s Equality Day, which marks the passage of women's right to vote. The discussion will highlight the Women’s Economic Agenda and the need for women to vote to make it a reality.
Washington DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel issued the following statement in response to the legislation that passed late this evening regarding the crisis of thousands of unaccompanied children crossing at the U.S./Mexico border.
“Sadly, instead of dealing with a humanitarian crisis in a humanitarian way, or bringing about bipartisan immigration reform, House Republicans are being mean-spirited and punitive,” said Frankel.
Washington DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel voted today in favor of the House and Senate compromise to reform the Veterans Affairs Administration. The $17 billion bill comes in the wake of the systemic problems reported at VA health facilities that resulted in thousands of veterans not receiving timely care. The bill now goes to the Senate for approval.
Washington DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel issued the following statement after a judge in the Florida Keys overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.
“If we are truly a nation where the pursuit of happiness is for one and for all, than any person regardless of gender should be allowed to live in a committed relationship with the one they love. This ruling is a victory in the fight for full equality – and it brings Florida closer to the right side of history and the right side of the law,” said Frankel.
Washington DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel issued the following statement on July 17, 2014, regarding Israel’s launching of a ground operation in Gaza.
West Palm Beach, FL – Congresswoman Lois Frankel held a 9:30 am press conference at FoundCare in West Palm Beach on Monday, July 14, 2014 calling for closing the Florida’s Medicaid Gap and highlighting a newly issued White House report.