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  • At Guatemalan-Maya Center, fear grips South Florida undocumented immigrants
    Posted in In the News on July 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Written by Skyler Swisher, Sun Sentinel At the Guatemalan-Maya Center in Lake Worth, soccer balls, stuffed animals and other toys are stacked on a table — gifts for migrant children being held in South Florida. Families seeking help fill every seat in the lobby of the small center that has served immigrants in South Florida since 1992. A few people stand outside on the sidewalk waiting for space to open. The stories of children being taken from their parents have injected even more fear into Sou... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on SCOTUS Muslim Ban Decision
    Posted in In the News on June 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court’s ruling in Trump v. Hawaii upholding the President’s Muslim ban: “The Supreme Court just green lit Trump’s dangerous, shameful ban that makes us less safe, feeds into fear and hatred, and abandons our deeply held American values of diversity and freedom of religion.” ### Read more

  • Lasting memory from border visit: the heartbreaking sobs of mothers | Opinion
    Posted in In the News on June 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Written by Lois Frankel, Published in the Sun Sentinel By now, most of America has heard of the Trump-induced crisis at our Mexican border. Mothers and fathers seeking refuge from persecution and extreme danger in neighboring Central American countries are being thrown into prison cells and their children stolen from their arms by the US federal government. Over the weekend, I traveled with 25 of my Democratic colleagues to McAllen and Brownsville, Texas to see the impact of family separation ca... Read more

  • Children sleep behind bars, on concrete floors at border 'prison', House Democrats say
    Posted in In the News on June 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Written by Doug Stanglin, USA Today More than two dozen Democratic members of Congress visited a holding facility in Texas for separated immigrant children Saturday and described conditions as "cruel and inhumane" that bring "a great shame to a great country." The delegation visited a Customs and Border Protection processing facility in the U.S.-Mexico border city of McAllen, the epicenter of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy in which people entering the U.S. illegally face bein... Read more

  • H.R. 4 Could Help Airports Crippled by Presidential TFRs
    Posted in In the News on May 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure

    Written by: Rob Mark, Flying Magazine Buried deep within the House’s recent version of the FAA Reauthorization Act (H.R. 4) sits section 587, innocuously titled “report,” language aimed at providing some financial relief to industry businesses affected by the dozens of TFR-induced shutdowns of Florida’s Palm Beach County Park Airport in Lantana (LNA). The relief only happens, of course, if the language in section 587 survives through the Senate’s version to reach the President’s desk. Both Solbe... Read more

  • After CNN report, lawmakers want answers from Uber, Lyft on sexual assaults
    Posted in In the News on May 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    Nine members of Congress sent a letter to the CEOs of Uber, Lyft, Juno, Curb, and Via on Monday requesting details about their protocols related to sexual assault and harassment reports, training drivers, and more. The letter, first seen by CNN, came following a recent CNN investigation that found at least 103 Uber drivers in the United States have been accused of sexually assaulting or abusing their passengers in the past four years. "The questions we're asking are, in many senses, common sense... Read more

  • House bill would reimburse airports close to Trump's favorite haunts
    Posted in In the News on May 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    Written by: Brianna Gurciullo, Politico The House appears poised to use at least $3.5 million in federal money to reimburse airports in Florida and New Jersey for financial losses suffered when President Donald Trump stays at his resorts nearby. The language, included in the House's appropriations bill for transportation spending, appears to target at least three general aviation airports near Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., and Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. Those airports virtual... Read more

  • Bill in Congress raises hope of financial relief for Lantana airport
    Posted in In the News on May 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Written by: George Bennett, Palm Beach Post Palm Beach County’s Lantana airport — forced to effectively shut down whenever President Donald Trump visits Mar-a-Lago — is inching a little closer to getting some relief from the federal government. A spending bill approved by a House Appropriations subcommittee this week includes $3.5 million to reimburse airports and related businesses that are affected by the temporary flight restrictions imposed when Trump visits Palm Beach or his golf club in Be... Read more

  • Boynton Beach veteran presented with replacement medals
    Posted in In the News on May 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Our Veterans

    Written by: Marvin Glassman, Sun Sentinel Jewish Journal U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel (D-West Palm Beach) presented veteran Leonard Goldman of Boynton Beach four medals for his service in the United States Army in a ceremony that took place recently at his home. The medals given to the 90-year-Goldman were: The World War II Victory Medal, given to those who served in the United States armed forces between December 1941 and December 1946; the Army of Occupation Medal, presented to those who performed o... Read more

  • Austin Scott, Lois Frankel Want EPA to Offer More Info at the Pumps on E15
    Posted in In the News on May 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure

    Written by: Sunshine State News This week, U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., paired up with U.S. Rep. Austin Scott, R-Ga., to bring out a bill offering consumers more information about ethanol at pumps across the nation. Scott brought out the “Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act” on Wednesday with Frankel as a cosponsor. The two representatives are both members of the Boating Caucus. The bill would have the EPA offer more information on how E15 ethanol impacts engines with the two repres... Read more