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  • 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
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda

    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

  • NDAA Advances Efforts to Protect Military Trainees from Sexual Assault
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Our Veterans

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, with passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Congress advanced Congresswoman Lois Frankel’s efforts to protect military personnel from sexual abuse by their supervisors or commanding officers. The legislation creates a new offense in the Uniform Code of Military Justice that will prohibit a person in a training leadership position or serving as a military recruiter from engaging in prohibited sexual activity with a military recruit. “This law advances th... Read more

  • Frankel Announces Availability of Presidential Inauguration Tickets
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today Congresswoman Lois Frankel announced that her office will conduct a lottery for constituents who are interested in obtaining standing tickets for the Presidential Inauguration in Washington, DC on January 20. The lottery will take place Wednesday, December 7, and all participants will be notified thereafter. One-hundred and sixty tickets will be available. Interested constituents who live in the new 21st Congressional District may apply. Persons can find out if they reside... Read more

  • Joint Statement from Reps. Wasserman Schultz and Frankel on Steve Bannon
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    Joint Statement from Reps. Wasserman Schultz and Frankel on Steve Bannon Washington, DC – U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) and Lois Frankel (FL-22) issued the following joint statement today: “President-Elect Donald Trump’s appointment of Steve Bannon as White House Senior Counselor is an incendiary decision that shows the President-Elect is not committed to healing our nation after a hard-fought and divisive election. Bannon is a leader of the “Alt-Right” Movement, a breeding ground ... Read more