WASHINGTON — Elisha Morrow is looking for a measure of justice in Congress this week after enduring sexual harassment from a Coast Guard boot-camp commander who forced her and three other recruits to scrub his office on their hands and knees.
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Boca Raton, FL — Congresswoman Lois Frankel has just returned from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) in Brussels as part of a bipartisan congressional delegation. Frankel was appointed to the US delegation by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. During the four-day trip, the delegation – comprised of five additional Members of Congress – met with representatives of the other NATO countries as well as NATO leaders including NATO Commander General Philip Breedlove, NATO PA President Hugh Baley, and US Ambassador to NATO Douglas Lute.
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.
Boca Raton, FL – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) announced today that she will bring Jeff Colaiacovo, a South Florida Vietnam veteran as her guest to Tuesday’s State of the Union. Frankel met Colaiacovo when he contacted her office for assistance with a disability claim stuck in the VA backlog.
President Barack Obama today signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes Congresswoman Lois Frankel’s provision that directs the military to examine the need for a new definition of rape and sexual assault in cases when someone abuses their position in the Military Chain of Command.
Washington, DC — Congresswoman Lois Frankel announced she will vote this evening to end the government shutdown and make sure America pays its bills.
“I support this common-sense deal to re-open the government and make sure that the United States pays its bills, enabling seniors and veterans to receive their social security and other benefits,” Frankel said. “When Congress returns to work next week we need to turn to long term solutions that focus on job creation.”
Washington, DC — Congresswoman Lois Frankel today called on the House to reach a responsible solution to end the government shutdown and avoid a default.
“It’s critical the House reaches a responsible deal to re-open the government and ensure America avoids a worldwide economic meltdown,” Frankel said. “We should all be open to reasonable, common-sense solutions and working with anyone who has a good idea.”
If our country defaults for the first time in history, the consequences could be devastating for the national and world markets.
Washington, DC — On Day 12 of the government shutdown, Congresswoman Lois Frankel signed onto to an effort to reopen the government. The special congressional procedure, known as a discharge petition, allows a majority of members to bypass Speaker Boehner and force an up or down vote on a bill to reopen the government. This petition only needs a majority of House members to sign on and does not require any action by the House Republican leadership.
Washington, DC — Congresswoman Lois Frankel opposed a partisan Continuing Resolution today that makes funding our government beyond September 30 contingent upon defunding the Affordable Care Act and denying millions of Americans health care coverage. Frankel, who believes Congress should put forward a sincere effort to avert a government shutdown, released the following statement: