More on Congressional Issues
Washington, DC — Congresswoman Lois Frankel released the following statement today after voting against funding to train and equip Syrian rebels as part of a broad strategy to combat the terrorist organization ISIL.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Lois Frankel is accepting applications from high school students in Florida’s 22nd District for nominations to the United States armed services academies for an appointment to the Class of 2019.
“Our military academies provide a world-class education while preparing young men and women for a life of service to our country,” said Frankel.
West Palm Beach, FL — This morning, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) will convene a panel of state legislators, law enforcement officers, advocates, and students for a roundtable discussion on policies to combat rape on college campuses.
“Date rape and sexual assault on college campuses have for far too long been met with efforts to protect the educational institution and not the victim. Through we can learn how the various stakeholders can work together for safer environments and fairer accountability,” said Frankel.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel released the following statement on President Obama’s announcement on Iraq:
“ISIL are among the most brutal terrorists on the planet. I am hopeful that the President’s deliberate actions will prevent massive slaughter of innocent people and protect our military and other U.S. personnel on the ground in Iraq. The President also made clear that our country will not be dragged into another war.”
Washington DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel issued the following statement in regards to the passage of the bi-partisan H.J.Res 76 to provide $225 million in immediate emergency funding to replenish Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system.
“This funding is crucial to the defense of Israeli citizens from Hamas terrorism. It is a testament to the United States’ long standing and deep friendship with Israel,” said Frankel.
Washington DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel issued the following statement in response to the legislation that passed late this evening regarding the crisis of thousands of unaccompanied children crossing at the U.S./Mexico border.
“Sadly, instead of dealing with a humanitarian crisis in a humanitarian way, or bringing about bipartisan immigration reform, House Republicans are being mean-spirited and punitive,” said Frankel.
Washington DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel voted today in favor of the House and Senate compromise to reform the Veterans Affairs Administration. The $17 billion bill comes in the wake of the systemic problems reported at VA health facilities that resulted in thousands of veterans not receiving timely care. The bill now goes to the Senate for approval.
Washington DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel issued the following statement regarding the House Republicans’ imminent legal action against President Obama for delaying the employer responsibility section of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) law without Congressional approval.
“Here we go again. House Republicans wasting time and money, this time with a frivolous lawsuit against the President instead of taking actions to jump start the middle class,” said Frankel.
Washington DC – Today, Representative Lois Frankel reiterated her support for Israel as the country defends itself against Hamas’ vast underground tunnel network.
“No nation can accept the perpetual threat of terrorists launching attacks and kidnappings from underground tunnels,” Frankel said. “It’s shocking to learn that Hamas has spent upwards of $100 million on these tunnels at the expense of Palestinians in Gaza. The Hamas leadership has once again shown that it cares more about killing Israelis than it does about helping Palestinians.”
Washington DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel, Congressman Ted Deutch and Congressman Jim Himes introduced the “Transparency in Visa Reporting to Protect American Jobs and Prevent Human Trafficking Act” to bring long overdue transparency to the temporary foreign worker visa system. Currently, federal data about temporary foreign worker visas is collected by three separate federal agencies and generally not made available to the public.