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  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Passing of Former Mayor Joel Daves
    Posted in Press Releases on July 20, 2021 | Preview rr

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21), issued the following statement on the passing of former West Palm Beach Mayor Joel Daves. “Joel dedicated many years of public service to the City of West Palm Beach as a city commissioner and then as a strong mayor,” said Rep. Frankel. “He leaves a legacy of love for our city.” ### Read more

  • Frankel Champions Everglades, Lake Okeechobee Water Security, Combats Climate Change in Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2021 | Preview rr

    With $350 million for Everglades Restoration Included, Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill Heads to House Floor for Final Passage Washington, DC – Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after helping pass the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies funding bill for Fiscal Year 2022 out of the Appropriations Committee. This year, the Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies appro... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Combats Workplace Sexual Harassment
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) highlighted the inclusion of two key provisions of her EMPOWER Act, which combats workplace sexual harassment, in two Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations bills. Rep. Frankel successfully advocated for report language in the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill that directs the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to use a portion of this year’s funding increase to develop and disseminate resource materials on trainings for employers ... Read more

  • Frankel Champions Access to Reproductive Care for All, Assistance for Working Families, Veterans, Local Projects in Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 15, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after helping pass the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies funding bill for Fiscal Year 2022 out of the Appropriations Committee. Below, in part, are Rep. Frankel’s opening remarks from committee debate: “Thank you, Chair DeLauro and Ranking Members Granger and Cole, for your work on this tremendous bill. It is an honor to ser... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Israel and United States Security Program Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2021 | Preview rr

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement on the inclusion of $500 million for joint U.S.-Israel missile defense programs in the Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense funding bill for Fiscal Year 2022. “This bill funds missile defense technology that protects Israeli and Palestinian civilians from terror groups like Hamas who fire rockets indiscriminately at Israeli cities while hiding behind civilians in Gaza,” said Rep. Frankel. “This cooperation al... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Announces Inclusion of Local Transportation Projects in Infrastructure Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 1, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21) announced that the six Palm Beach County projects she recommended to receive federal funding as part of the surface transportation reauthorization bill were included in the INVEST in America Act, which passed the House by a vote of 221 to 201. “Each of the projects I submitted will benefit Palm Beach County and support our most underserved communities by making key infrastructure improvements,” said Rep. Frankel. “I am pleased that the ... Read more

  • Frankel Achieves Support for Global Women’s Empowerment and Israel Security Assistance in Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 1, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after supporting passage of the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Agencies funding bill for Fiscal Year 2022 out of the Appropriations Committee. The bill puts the United States back on the world stage with renewed commitments to diplomacy, development assistance, and cooperation with America’s international partners. It advances many of Rep. Frankel’... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Army Corps Meeting on Lake Okeechobee Water Levels
    Posted in Press Releases on June 30, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement following her meeting last week with Colonel Kelly, the Commander and District Engineer of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, on the new Lake Okeechobee Operating System Manual (LOSOM), which impacts Lake Okeechobee’s water levels. The new schedule is slated to begin in October 2022. This recent meeting followed Rep. Frankel’s meetings and calls with the Everglades Foundation, the Everglades Tr... Read more

  • Reps. Frankel, Waltz Re-Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Keep Girls in School Worldwide
    Posted in Press Releases on June 24, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL-21) and Michael Waltz (R-FL-06) re-introduced the Keeping Girls in School Act to support the educational empowerment of girls globally. A companion bill will be introduced in the Senate by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). Girls who remain in school are more likely to live longer, marry later, earn better income to support their families, and help their local and national economies thrive. Alarmingly, the ongoing ... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Juneteenth
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2021 | Preview rr

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement commemorating Juneteenth. “Juneteenth is a day to celebrate the end of slavery and freedom for all Black Americans, and a day to remember that the fight for equality and justice continues,” said Rep. Frankel. “This week, my colleagues and I voted to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, so that all Americans can take the time to learn about our history and work toward achieving the ideals of liberty and justice fo... Read more