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  • Feds reimburse Palm Beach County sheriff $5.6M for Trump security
    Posted in In the News on April 3, 2019 | Preview rr

    By Jeff Ostrowski, Palm Beach Post Uncle Sam will reimburse the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office for $5.6 million in overtime paid by the agency during President Donald Trump’s visits during the 2017-18 fiscal year. The Department of Homeland Security broke the news to Sheriff Ric Bradshaw in a letter last month. “Congratulations, on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security, your application for financial assistance submitted under the Fiscal Year 2018 Presidential Residence Protection As... Read more

  • House Democratic women flex muscles with formal caucus, plus a political arm
    Posted in In the News on April 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Growing Jobs and the Economy, Women's Economic Agenda, Women's Health Care

    Written by Lindsey McPherson, Roll Call House Democratic women, armed with more numbers and the power of the majority, are getting organized, switching their working group to a more formal caucus and launching a political action committee to help further grow their ranks. The Democratic Women’s Caucus is the new name of the Democratic Women’s Working Group. Open to all 91 House Democratic women, the caucus will be led by an expanded leadership team of three co-chairs and two vice chairs. “We hav... Read more

  • Rep. Lois Frankel wants South Florida veterans to succeed in school
    Posted in In the News on March 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Our Veterans, Education

    By Arthur Mondale, WPTV PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — There are more than one million student veterans enrolled in our nation's colleges. Now one Florida lawmaker wants to ensure students in South Florida and nationally have what they need to succeed. Rep. Lois Frankel has reintroduced the Veteran Education Empowerment Act to ensure student veterans nationally have what they need to graduate. On Tuesday, Rep. Frankel held a news conference inside Palm Beach State College’s Veterans Success Center. T... Read more

  • The Sunshine Economy: Talking Water, Transit, and Aid For Venezuela on Capitol Hill
    Posted in In the News on March 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Protecting Our Environment, Foreign Affairs, Transportation and Infrastructure

    By Tom Hudson, WLRN Lake Okeechobee may be a natural feature of the Florida landscape, but politics also come into play when it comes to it. More than $1 billion of federal support has been spent to help restore the Everglades and fix the plumbing around the lake. That money, along with other money for the Army Corps of Engineers, starts flowing from the House Appropriations Committee. So does federal money for transportation projects — like the money Miami Dade County hopes to secure to help un... Read more

  • Bipartisan bill to expand US-Israel resource cooperation
    Posted in In the News on March 19, 2019 | Preview rr

    A bipartisan bill was introduced by Reps. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) and Randy Weber (R-Texas) to further development between America and Israel in the agriculture, water resources and energy-storage sectors. Read more

  • Reps. Frankel and Weber join to promote MASHAV environmental projects
    Posted in In the News on March 19, 2019 | Preview rr

    By Laura Kelly, Jewish Insider Reps. Lois Frankel (D-FL) and Randy Weber (R-TX) introduced legislation on Monday that would strengthen the relationship between the United States and Israel on environmental projects in developing countries. The bill calls for $2 million to be provided each year, for four years, to support collaboration between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and its counterpart in Israel called MASHAV, on projects related to water resources, agriculture and ... Read more

  • U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel introduces bill aimed at helping student veterans
    Posted in In the News on March 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Our Veterans, Education

    By Austen Erblat, Sun Sentinel Congresswoman Lois Frankel introduced a bipartisan bill March 11 that, if passed, will create support centers in colleges and universities across the country for veterans transitioning from military to civilian life. The bill, H.R. 1652, also called the Veterans Education Empowerment Act, was introduced by Frankel, a Democratic congresswoman representing Florida’s 21st congressional district — which includes Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Greenacres, Wellington and o... Read more

  • Lawmakers again seek to pressure Iran over fate of hostage Bob Levinson
    Posted in In the News on March 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    By Anthony Man, Sun Sentinel Democratic and Republican lawmakers are again attempting to pressure Iran in the case of hostage Bob Levinson. Levinson, of Coral Springs, disappeared 12 years ago. He’s the longest-held American hostage in U.S. history. A former agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration and FBI, Levinson was working for the CIA when he planned a trip in 2007 to Kish Island, an Iranian resort island in the Persian Gulf. He was there trying to cultivate an informant for the CIA. A... Read more

  • U.S. lawmakers call on Saudi Arabia to free imprisoned women’s rights activists
    Posted in In the News on February 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    By Kareem Fahim, The Washington Post A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced a resolution Wednesday calling on Saudi Arabia to “immediately and unconditionally” release women’s rights advocates imprisoned there, as Congress intensifies its criticism of the kingdom’s human rights record after the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The House resolution, introduced by Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.), is separate from pending legislation aimed at cutting off U.S. support for the Saudi-led milit... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Trump’s National Emergency Declaration
    Posted in In the News on February 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after President Trump declared a national emergency: “Declaring a national emergency to build an ineffective and expensive wall repudiates a bipartisan spending bill, overstepping the checks and balances of our Constitution and setting a dangerous new precedent. I expect that the courts will review what many believe is a gross abuse of power.” ### Read more