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  • Rep. Frankel Announces Two NEA Grants for Local Arts Initiatives
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), announced grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support two programs at the center of Palm Beach County’s vibrant arts culture: the Norton Museum of Art and the Palm Beach Opera. “The arts play important roles in our lives, reflecting our common humanity. It brings joy to people's lives and jobs to local communities,” said Frankel. Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, $20,000: To support an art exhibition that ... Read more

  • Frankel Announces $1 Million FEMA Grant to PBC for Aftermath of Hurricane Matthew
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), announced a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reimburse Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Department for overtime costs incurred during Hurricane Matthew. Hurricane Matthew hit the coasts of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina in October 2016. “Hurricanes wreak havoc on communities, and also their budgets. This grant offers relief to Palm Beach C... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on Director Comey’s Senate Testimony
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), issued the following statement on former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee: “Today marked day 139 of the continuing saga of a President who is causing great anxiety for many Americans. Former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony provided evidence of obstruction of justice on the part of President Trump that must be fully investigated. I continue my call for an independent commission surroundin... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw From the Paris Climate Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Protecting Our Environment, Growing Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), issued the following statement after President Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement: "Leaving the Paris Climate Agreement is both dumb and dangerous. Americans should lead the way in the mission to reduce our carbon footprint and protect our planet for future generations. Abandoning this agreement ignores the fact that an overwhelming number of scientists believe that human beings are significant contributor... Read more

  • Frankel Praises Bipartisan Effort to Protect Service Members from Explicit Photo Sharing Online
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Our Veterans

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), Chair of the Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG), issued the following statement in support of the bipartisan PRIVATE Act, which makes it illegal for military members to share explicit photos without consent. The PRIVATE Act passed the House this afternoon. “As the proud mother of a United States Marine veteran, I understand first-hand the selfless sacrifice a Marine makes when he or she puts on their uniform. To those female warrio... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on Trump’s Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the below statement following the release of President Trump’s FY 18 budget proposal: “President Trump’s budget is a broken promise to hard-working families. Although he promised to Make America Great Again, it’s clear President Trump’s real goal is to give big handouts to corporations and the ultra-rich at the expense of folks living paycheck to paycheck. His proposal takes health care, food and education assistance away from fam... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on House Briefing by the Deputy Attorney General
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the below statement following the bipartisan House briefing by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein: “The classified briefing with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was disappointing and concerning. He refused to answer almost every single question put forward by Democratic members. He stated that he wrote his “Comey” memo after he was told that the President was going to fire FBI Director Comey. However, he refused to say ... Read more

  • Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill Introduced to Protect Consumers from Online Booking Scams
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. CONGRESS — U.S. Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Peter Welch (D-VT), and U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-MT), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to protect consumers from online booking scams. The Stop Online Booking Scams Act protects consumers from illegitimate third-party websites that trick consumers into thinking they are making reservations directly with hotels. Online book... Read more

  • Rep Frankel Statement on Comey Memo
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC -- Today Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement regarding recent reports that President Trump asked FBI Director Comey to shut down the Flynn investigation: "The latest report that President Trump asked former FBI director Comey 'to forget about Mike Flynn' is just the latest string of disturbing occasions of this President abusing his power. It's clear we need an independent investigation of whether there is connection between the Russian interference... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on Firing of FBI Director James Comey
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – This evening, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s firing of FBI Director James Comey: "I am no fan of Director Comey, but I'm deeply disturbed by President Trump's decision to fire the man who is investigating him. This just goes to show that it's now more important than ever to appoint an independent prosecutor to investigate Russian interference in our presidential election, and possible Russian coordinatio... Read more