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Rep. Frankel Supports Final Government Funding Package for 2024, Including Funding for Two Additional Local Projects

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement after the House passed the final funding bills for fiscal year 2024, which included funding for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, State, Homeland Security, and Defense, Financial Services agencies, and the Legislative Branch. The package continues Rep. Frankel’s led efforts on fall prevention and includes funding for two more local projects that Rep. Frankel requested through FEMA’s Pre-Disaster Mitigation account—a new seawall for Boynton Beach’s marina and stormwater pumps for Briny Breezes. These projects are in addition to the 13 that were funded in the first half of the federal funding package for 2024. Once President Biden signs this bill, the government will remain funded for the rest of the fiscal year.


“In this bipartisan Schools, Safety, and Security Funding Package, Democrats put People Over Politics and made government work for American families while rejecting extreme Republican cuts,” said Rep. Frankel. “These investments will help bring down prices, increase access to child care, support programs that keep our seniors healthy and prevent falls, and reinforce America’s global leadership by supporting our allies like Israel.”


The package includes funding for an array of programs Rep. Frankel advocated for, including: 

Supporting Israel, our Allies and Boosting American Leadership

·        $3.3 billion for Foreign Military Financing to Israel.

·        $1.75 million for the Office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism.


Supporting the Rights, Freedoms, and Interests of Women at Home and Abroad

·        $162 million to implement the Women, Peace, and Security agenda across multiple agencies.

·        $23 million for the Department of Labor Women’s Bureau. 

·        $5 million for the UNICEF Joint Program on Eliminating Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

·        Preserves the Department of Defense’s travel policy to ensure servicemembers and their families can access reproductive health care. 


Child Care

·        $12.2 billion for Head Start (a $275 million increase).

·        $8.75 billion for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (a $725 million increase). 


Family Planning, Health Care, and Senior Falls Prevention

·        $286 million for Title X Family Planning.

·        $1.1 billion for Senior Nutrition Programs, including Meals on Wheels.

·        $3.05 million for Elderly Falls at the CDC.

·        $7.5 million for Elder Falls Prevention at the Administration for Community Living. 

·        $5 million for research and evaluation of new falls prevention strategies, and $1 million for the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Healthy Aging and Age-Friendly Communities, with a focus on falls prevention.



·        $18.4 billion for Title I Programs, which fund our low-income public schools (a $20 million increase).


Military Servicemember Salaries

·        Increases servicemember salaries by 5.2 percent and the Basic Allowance for Housing by 5.4 percent.


Funding for Local Projects

·        $1,383,069 for the Boynton Harbor Marina Seawall Replacement.

·        $1,383,069 for the Briny Breezes Stormwater Pump Stations.