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.
One year, and one day ago, nearly 300 Chibok schoolgirls were kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigeria. Their only crime: they were trying to get an education. Today, two of the girls who managed to escape joined with Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Frederica S.
Equal Pay Day, recognized this year on April 14, marks the day when women’s earnings from January 2014 finally equaled what men earned in calendar year 2014 alone.
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 shoreli
Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) joined with Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) to lead a bipartisan coalition of 65 members of Congress in formally requesting that stomach cancer remain eligible for research funding through the Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP).
Boca Raton, FL - Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, made the following statement regarding negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program:
Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) voted today for the bipartisan agreement to permanently fix the way Medicare pays doctors, bringing long-overdue stability to seniors and providers. On April 1st, physicians would have faced major cuts to their payments, forcing many to leave the program and limiting seniors’ choice of doctors.
Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) made the following statement in support of the House Democratic Alternative Budget, which she voted for today:
“The Democratic Budget works for hardworking Americans, making it easier to own a home, send kids to college, and to have a secure and enjoyable retirement.”
Today, Lois Frankel (FL-22), Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), and Mark Takano (CA-41) re-introduced the Veterans Education Empowerment Act, legislation that would allow the Department of Education to help create Veteran Student Centers.
This Wednesday evening, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) is joining with Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-08), and House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller (FL-01) to host an advance viewing of Debt of Honor, a new documentary film highlighting the history, service, and sacrifice of disabled veterans.
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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.
Odd political bedfellows struck port deal
December 21, 2013
WASHINGTON — Lois Frankel, an anti-war liberal Democrat from South Florida, bonded with some of the most strident conservatives from the tea-party movement during her first year in Congress — and really came to like them.
South Florida Congresswoman Lois Frankel will get a chance to sway the final results of a major nationwide water-projects bill that includes funding for Everglades restoration and, potentially, expansion of Port Everglades.
Members of Florida's congressional delegation proved their mettle last week by amending a key bill to keep federal funding flowing into the Everglades Restoration and Port Everglades projects.
A lack of awareness, funding and treatment resources are the three biggest hurdles to cross in combating the plight of human trafficking in south Florida, according to panelists this morning at a brainstorming session led by U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach.
West Palm Beach — The devil didn't come to Katariina Rosenblatt with horns and pitchfork, but wearing a red bikini, she said.
Congresswoman Lois Frankel took to the House floor to call on Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act on Equal Pay Day, which this year is recognized on April 14 and marks the day when women's earnings from January 2014 finally equaled what men earned in calendar year 2014.