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  • Local reps hope Trump doesn’t drain this swamp — the Everglades
    Posted in In the News on December 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Protecting Our Environment

    Everglades advocates and members of Congress voiced hope Wednesday that President-elect Donald Trump will support billions of dollars’ worth of projects to restore Florida’s “River of Grass,” which supplies drinking water to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club and more than 7 million people. While campaigning in Florida, Trump expressed support for restoring “the beautiful Everglades” and for repairing the Herbert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee. Three Palm Beach County members of Congress and Everglade... Read more

  • FAU to receive $10.5 million in grants to research better freight transport
    Posted in In the News on December 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/technology/fl-fau-freight-institute-grant-20161214-story.html Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton is slated to receive $10.5 million in federal, state and private sector funding to find ways to improve freight transportation in Florida and elsewhere around the nation. On Wednesday, local leaders joined FAU officials in announcing the university's award of a $1.4 million annual grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, which will be matched by st... Read more

  • Palm Beach Post Editorial: New guidelines offer hope for clampdown on sober homes
    Posted in In the News on November 19, 2016 | Preview rr

    Editorial: New guidelines offer hope for clampdown on sober homes Delray Beach is wasting little time. Just days after the release of revised federal guidelines, Delray officials have begun revising several ordinances meant to curb the spread of sober homes — the first action by a local government in a long time to control the proliferation of group houses for recovering drug addicts that have overwhelmed neighborhoods in Delray and other towns in South Florida. Delray Beach Mayor Cary Glickstei... Read more

  • Sun Sentinel Editorial: A Potential Antidote to Sober House Problem
    Posted in In the News on November 15, 2016 | Preview rr

    Editorial: A Potential Antidote to Sober House Problem Thanks to U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, South Florida cities can make a new fight against the proliferation of sober homes that are damaging traditional neighborhoods and draining budgets. Last week, the departments of Justice and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued an updated joint statement on local regulation of group homes under the Americans With Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act. The key portion states that while local governm... Read more

  • Fighting For All: A Century Of Progress With Planned Parenthood
    Posted in In the News on October 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care

    Written by: Congresswoman Lois Frankel, Vice-Chair of the Democratic Women’s Working Group Stephanie, a college student without health insurance, visited her local Planned Parenthood for a check-up she could afford. Imagine her surprise and fright when told her Pap test results were abnormal. With empathy and compassion Planned Parenthood staff guided Stephanie through a biopsy and a screening that proved her to be cancer-free. Rachel’s mom and grandmother were both teen mothers. Wanting a diff... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel on Connect to Congress: Fund Zika Now
    Posted in In the News on September 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Lois Frankel spoke with CBS12 about the need for immediate emergency funding to fight Zika. Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Hosts Press Conference to Urge Zika Funding
    Posted in In the News on September 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    Before heading back to D.C. after summer recess, Congresswoman Lois Frankel spoke with local media about the need for the federal government to immediately fund the Zika issue. Read more

  • U.S. Rep. Frankel hosts sit-in to demand action to prevent gun violence
    Posted in In the News on July 1, 2016 | Preview rr

    Dozens gathered Thursday for a sit-in at West Palm Beach City Hall to call for tougher gun laws. The group was led by U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel. At the sit-in, resident held pictures with the faces of gun violence victims. From mass-scale shootings to street gun violence, Frankel said she's pushing for two specific laws to pass next week. "We want two common-sense gun bills to pass next week. One is lets close this gun show loophole. Everyone who buys a gun must have a background check. And listen... Read more

  • Lawmakers Support Bills to Close 'No Fly, No Buy' Loophole
    Posted in In the News on June 17, 2016 | Preview rr

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  • Orlando massacre: Democrats Frankel, Deutch, Murphy urge ‘common sense’ gun restrictions
    Posted in In the News on June 17, 2016 | Preview rr

    Democratic U.S. Reps. Patrick Murphy, Ted Deutch and Lois Frankel at a news conference calling for “common sense” gun control in West Palm Beach. WEST PALM BEACH — Three Democratic U.S. Reps. — Lois Frankel of West Palm Beach, Ted Deutch of Boca Raton and Patrick Murphy of Jupiter — urged the Republican-controlled Congress to expand background checks for gun purchases and ban people on the FBI’s terrorist watch list from buying firearms. Deutch said if the House is prevented from voting on the ... Read more