More on Veterans Issues
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) recognized the one-year anniversary of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial. The memorial serves as a permanent reminder of the enduring sacrifices of America’s 3.6 million veterans currently living with a service-related disability.
Washington, DC -- Congresswoman Lois Frankel joined her constituent Elisha Morrow at a recent subcommittee meeting of the Judicial Proceedings Panel designated to study Section 120 of the military code on rape and sexual assault. Frankel and Morrow pushed for changes to the law in order to address use of military authority to coerce sexual activity.
On Sept. 17, former Boynton Beach resident Elisha Morrow and Congresswoman Lois Frankel testified before a closed door hearing of the Congressional Judicial Proceedings Panel in Washington, D.C. on sexual assault in the military.
Morrow, a former Coast Guard recruit, said she was sexually harassed at boot camp by her company commander in Cape May, N.J., who forced her to clean his quarters on her hands and knees late at night while he made lewd and sexual comments to her.
Washington, DC – Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs approved a measure authored by Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) and Chairman Jeff Miller (FL-01) to honor American veterans disabled for life. According to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, at least 3.6 million veterans currently live with a service-related disability.
Washington, DC — Congresswoman Lois Frankel released the following statement today in recognition of the fourteenth anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001.
“Today, our nation pauses to remember the men, women, and children who lost their lives in the attacks of September 11th, as well as their loved ones who still grieve for them. This anniversary also serves as an important reminder for us to remain vigilant in protecting our country and our allies from brutal terrorist organizations like ISIL.
BOYNTON BEACH —
For 20 years, Nicole Siragusa fought to get her father eight war medals he never received for service in World War II.
On Tuesday, she succeeded when U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel presented the medals to Vincent Miro, now 89.
Miro seemed speechless as he sat at a table next to his wife of 65 years and his children. At the head of the table stood Frankel and about a dozen veterans, and a group of reporters crowded around. Miro lightly drummed his fingers on the table.
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.
Two members of the Florida delegation teamed up this week to fight for a U.S. Department of Education grant program to ensure colleges and universities across the nation have student centers for veterans.
On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., the vice chairman of the House Veterans Committee; U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla.; and U.S. Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., brought out the “Veterans Education Empowerment Act” which would create the grant program.