More on Congressional Issues
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.
Washington DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel issued the following statement after a judge in the Florida Keys overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.
“If we are truly a nation where the pursuit of happiness is for one and for all, than any person regardless of gender should be allowed to live in a committed relationship with the one they love. This ruling is a victory in the fight for full equality – and it brings Florida closer to the right side of history and the right side of the law,” said Frankel.
Washington DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel issued the following statement on July 17, 2014, regarding Israel’s launching of a ground operation in Gaza.
Washington DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel condemned Hamas’s ongoing war crimes against both Israeli and Palestinian civilians. The terrorist organization continues to fire rockets at Israeli civilians from the cover of Palestinian civilian areas. Her comments followed a meeting with Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer and Israeli Defense Attaché Major General Yaacob Ayish.
Washington DC – Today, Congresswoman Frankel joined her Pro-Choice Caucus colleagues in introducing The Not My Boss’ Business Act. The legislation fixes the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling on Burwell v.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Lois Frankel released the following statement after the Supreme Court handed down its ruling on Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius affirming the 10th Circuit Court of Appeal.
“Employers belong in the workplace, not in an employee’s doctor's office,” said Frankel. “Personal decisions about contraception should be between a woman and her physician – not a woman and her supervisor. Today’s ruling is a sad step backwards for women’s health and individual rights over those of corporate bosses.”
Washington, D.C. –Congresswoman Lois Frankel spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives yesterday following her trip to Nigeria during which the focus was on the plight of the victims of Boko Haram terrorists, including 270 school girls kidnapped in April of this year.