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.
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.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) today joined 167 of her House colleagues and 44 Senators in calling on the Supreme Court to affirm marriage equality in the United States. The Supreme Court is considering four cases this summer that will decide whether the Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the freedom to marry and have their marriages recognized natio
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.
Washington, DC - Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement after Congress passed a long-term funding bill to keep the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) open and our country safe. Frankel voted to fund DHS through September 30, 2015.
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.”
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.
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.
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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.