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  • Bipartisan Florida Delegation Unites to Restore Local Beaches
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Protecting Our Environment

    WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), with fellow members of the Florida Congressional delegation, introduced the Sand Acquisition, Nourishment and Development (SAND) Act. Earlier this week, Senator Marco Rubio introduced a companion bill in the Senate. If passed, the SAND Act will repeal archaic law that does not allow communities to buy sand from the Bahamas and other foreign countries to replenish shorelines. For counties like Dade and Broward that have depleted their usable sa... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on SCOTUS Nominee Neil Gorsuch
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement in response to President Trump's nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. “The Republicans hijacked President Obama’s choice for the Supreme Court and now, sadly, President Trump is bowing to his more extreme supporters. Based on his judicial record, Neil Gorsuch will tip a narrowly divided court in a dangerous direction. This nomination puts serious issues at stake, like a woman’s constitutional r... Read more

  • Frankel Slams House Passage of Anti-Abortion Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care

    “For women to thrive in the economic and social opportunities of our nation, we must have the ability to control our own reproductive lives with full access to real health care choices. Republican’s unrelenting efforts to force unwanted pregnancies and eradicate affordable and safe abortion will not save lives. Passing the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, repealing the ACA, and defunding Planned Parenthood will return women to the days of coat hanger medicine.” Watch Rep. Frankel speak on t... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on President Trump’s Inaugural Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement in response to President Trump's Inaugural Address. “I’m grateful to former-President Obama, who led this country through one of the most challenging times in our history and breakthroughs for human rights. With all due respect to President Trump, as to his inaugural remarks today, I do not share his pessimistic view of America or his bias towards extreme nationalism. We are a nation of opportunity, a country that cherishes... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on the Inauguration
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement about the inauguration: “While our country is politically divided, it still remains that one of the most important hallmarks of American democracy is the peaceful transition of power. I will be attending the 2017 inauguration in the spirit of bipartisanship and a signal to those watching that our government belongs to all the people. With that said, I have great respect for my Democratic colleagues who are boycotting the ce... Read more

  • Reps. Deutch, Frankel Sworn In During Local Ceremony in Delray Beach
    Posted in Press Releases on January 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    Delray Beach, FL – Today, Representatives Ted Deutch (FL-22) and Lois Frankel (FL-21) were sworn in as Members of the U.S. House of Representatives for the 115th Congress. The swearing-in ceremony took place at Delray Beach City Hall and included a performance by the S.D. Spady Elementary School Choir and a Presentation of Colors by Local Municipal Fire Departments from Palm Beach County. Invocation was given by Rabbi Anthony Fratello of Shaarei Shalom and the Oath of Office was administered by ... Read more

  • Frankel Celebrates Hanukkah
    Posted in Press Releases on December 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) today released the following statement on Hanukkah, which begins tomorrow at sundown: “Jewish families across South Florida and the world will gather to light the Menorah and celebrate the eight days of Hanukkah. During this joyous holiday, we retell the story of the Maccabees who liberated the Jewish people from persecution and rededicated the Jewish Temple. The Festival of Lights reminds us to appreciate the blessings in our life while keeping in mind those s... Read more

  • Congresswomen Frankel and Brooks Selected as Chairs of Bipartisan Congressional Women’s Caucus
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (D-FL) and Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN) have been elected by the women of the House as Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues for the 115th Congress. Congresswomen Mimi Walters (R-CA) and Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) will serve as Co-Vice Chairs. “I look forward to working with my colleagues on finding common ground and advocating issues important to the advancement of women and girls,” Frankel said. “The Congressional Women’s Caucus i... Read more

  • Giant Step Forward For Everglades Restoration and Port Everglades Expansion
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Protecting Our Environment, Growing Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today Congress gave the go ahead to two major South Florida infrastructure projects with passage of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act of 2016. The Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) and Port Everglades expansion were both authorized for federal funding after years of advocacy. “This legislation is a big win for South Florida. Both these projects will boost South Florida's economy and most importantly CEPP continues efforts to keep our drinki... Read more

  • Frankel, Weber Provision to Protect Americans Abroad Passes Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congress passed the Department of State Authorities Act for Fiscal Year 2017, including a critical embassy security provision, authored by Representatives Lois Frankel (FL-22) and Randy Weber (TX-14). The measure allows the State Department to use best-value contracting, the flexibility to consider factors beyond just cost, when hiring security firms to protect our diplomats and embassy personnel abroad. In early 2013, Frankel attended her first hearing of the Foreign Aff... Read more