Congresswoman Lois Frankel

Representing the 22nd District of Florida

Local Issues

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Apr 17, 2015 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) joined Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-21), Congresswoman Kathy Castor (FL-14), and the entire Florida Democratic Congressional Delegation in calling on Governor Rick Scott to abandon his counterproductive and untimely plan to sue the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and instead negotiate a Medicaid expansion deal that works for the state of Florida. Please find below a copy of the letter.
 
April 17, 2015
 
Apr 9, 2015 Press Release

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 management like regional sediment

Mar 4, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) today voted in favor of the bipartisan Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act, which passed the House 316-101.

Mar 2, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) today invited all high school students in Florida’s 22nd Congressional District to participate in the 2015 Congressional Art Competition: “An Artistic Discovery.”

“The Congressional Art Competition is a great way for students in South Florida to showcase their creativity and artistic talents,” Frankel said. “As someone who loves art and painting, I encourage all students from 9th through 12th grade to participate in the competition.”

Mar 2, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC –  The Civil Works Review Board voted unanimously to send the Chief’s Report approving expansion of Port Everglades to state review late this afternoon. Attending the five hour hearing, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22), a member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to swiftly approve the Port Everglades expansion which is needed for the port to remain competitive as larger and heavier loaded freight ships travel the waterways.

Feb 26, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) today brought attention to the consequences that a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shutdown would have on Broward County emergency personnel and public safety. The Broward County Fire Rescue relies on DHS grants to hire new firefighters and maintain safety equipment and operations. The disbursement of this funding would be disrupted if DHS does not remain open.

Feb 26, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) today brought attention to the consequences that a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shutdown would have on Palm Beach County emergency personnel and public safety. Local fire rescue departments rely on DHS grants to hire new firefighters in addition to maintaining safety equipment and operations. The disbursement of this funding would be disrupted if DHS does not remain open.

Feb 23, 2015 Press Release

Lake Worth, FL – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) today met with student veterans attending Palm Beach State College to hear directly about the challenges they face in adjusting to being in the classroom after serving on the battlefield.  She spoke with the group about her work to establish Veteran Student Centers to help ease the burdens during this transition. 

Feb 13, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) yesterday joined her colleagues on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to pass the bipartisan Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act. The bill authorizes $150 million for railroad safety programs, a provision pushed by Frankel.

Feb 4, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Tomorrow, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) will attend the 63rd National Prayer Breakfast with two faith-based leaders from Florida’s 22nd Congressional District – Rabbi Daniel Levin and Rabbi Leonid Feldman.

“Today we have the opportunity to put aside our differences and unite in prayer and reflection,” said Frankel. “I’m honored to be joined at this inspirational event by Rabbi Levin and Rabbi Feldman, two uplifting leaders from our community.”