Congresswoman Lois Frankel

Representing the 22nd District of Florida

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Jul 14, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, made the following statement on the Iran nuclear agreement announced today.

Jul 7, 2015 Press Release

Broward County's Port Everglades is moving forward with a plan to widen and deepen its channels, but there are still several steps to go before construction begins, the Port's Chief Executive Steven Cernak told elected officials and business leaders during an event to celebrate the proj

Jun 26, 2015 Press Release

BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Broward County's Port Everglades today received a signed Chief of Engineers Reportfrom the U.S.

Jun 25, 2015 Press Release

Mr. Speaker, today our nation faces challenges across the globe, but there is no threat more central to current world order than the prospect of a nuclear armed Iran.

Jun 9, 2015 Press Release

Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) led the entire bipartisan Florida delegation in calling on the Federal Trade Commission to launch an immediate investigation into fraudulent online hotel booking sites that for the past several years have hurt consumers and hotels, negatively impacting local economies in Florida that depend on tourist dollars.

May 21, 2015 Press Release

Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) and Congressman Randy Weber (TX-14) introduced the Protecting Americans Abroad Act to provide Americans serving our country in diplomatic posts abroad with the security and protection they deserve.

May 20, 2015 Press Release

At the request of Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22), the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee unanimously passed a resolution requiring the General Services Administration (GSA) to investigate the feasibility of constructing a new federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale and report back within the next four months.  This resolution is the first step towards building a much-needed n

May 19, 2015 Press Release

With the support of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act passed the House today with overwhelming support of 420-3. The legislation creates a Domestic Trafficking Victims’ Fund using fines collected on traffickers to pay for survivor services and law enforcement assistance.

May 14, 2015 Press Release

Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) urged her colleagues to vote in support of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, which the House is considering later today.  This bill, which last week passed the Senate 98-1, would provide Congressional oversight of any potential deal.

May 13, 2015 Press Release

Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) spoke out against H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This legislation considered by the House of Representatives today would restrict women’s access to safe and legal abortion.  Click here to watch the Congresswoman’s remarks on the House floor.

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In The News

Jul 21, 2015 In The News

U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, teamed up with local tourism officials on Tuesday to warn travelers against scammers running fake hotel websites.

The group gathered at Grandview Gardens Bed and Breakfast in West Palm Beach to raise awareness about consumer warnings issued by the Federal Trade Commission last week.

Jul 7, 2015 In The News

There's more progress on long-touted plans to deepen the channel at Broward County's seaport to host larger ships, boost business and create jobs.

Jul 6, 2015 In The News

Florida lawmakers have requested the Federal Trade Commission launch an immediate investigation into fraudulent online hotel booking sites.

A recent RetailMeNot.com and Omnibus survey found that due to the convenience of around-the-clock booking and the ability to easily shop for travel deals, close to 3 in 5 Americans use travel websites to book their travel.

Jun 30, 2015 In The News

The latest deadline on the Western powers and Iran’s negotiations over that Middle Eastern nation’s nuclear program came on Tuesday and the talks in Vienna are expected to extend into July. In the meantime, members of the Florida congressional delegation continue to offer warnings about the threat Iran poses.

Jun 26, 2015 In The News

A plan to deepen and widen Port Everglades won a key federal approval Friday, clearing the way for the port to seek Congressional funding for a project that would generate thousands of jobs and maintain the region's leading position in international trade.

Jun 19, 2015 In The News

West Palm Beach Fire Rescue has won a $1.38 million federal grant for equipment and training to improve emergency service to local residents and enhance firefighter safety.

Jun 19, 2015 In The News

Jun 9, 2015 In The News

Members of Congress including U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, have asked the Federal Trade Commission to launch an immediate investigation into what they call fraudulent online hotel booking sites that have have hurt consumers and hotels.

Jun 9, 2015 In The News

All 27 U.S. House members from Florida urged the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday to launch an investigation into fraudulent online hotel bookings.

 Led by Lois Frankel of West Palm Beach and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Miami, the Florida delegation said this form of fraud has hurt consumers and hotels for several years while pinching local economies that depend on tourist dollars.

Jun 1, 2015 In The News

A temporary Social Security Administration office opened its doors at 9 a.m. Monday at 801 Banyan Blvd. in downtown West Palm Beach.

The office opened nearly a year after the old Social Security Administration office along Congress Avenue closed its doors in August 2014 because of mold and ventilation issues.

Approximately 40 employees are working in the temporary location.

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Apr 20, 2015 Video

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.

 

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