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Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, made the following statement on the Iran nuclear agreement announced today. To watch her full remarks made during a committee hearing held this morning regarding the deal, click here.
The latest deadline on the Western powers and Iran’s negotiations over that Middle Eastern nation’s nuclear program came on Tuesday and the talks in Vienna are expected to extend into July. In the meantime, members of the Florida congressional delegation continue to offer warnings about the threat Iran poses.
From her perch as chairwoman of the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., insisted Iran was stalling for time and trying to get more concessions.
Mr. Speaker, today our nation faces challenges across the globe, but there is no threat more central to current world order than the prospect of a nuclear armed Iran.
Tuesday, June 30, is the self-imposed negotiating deadline for the P5+1 over Iran’s illicit nuclear program. At this critical juncture I am thankful for the Administration’s repeated promise that no deal is better than a bad deal.
I want to remind my colleagues why this issue is so vital.
West Palm Beach Fire Rescue has won a $1.38 million federal grant for equipment and training to improve emergency service to local residents and enhance firefighter safety.
A $1.3 million FEMA grant will help the city of West Palm Beach pay for more than 100 breathing packs, 22 lost-firefighter locators as well as training in marine firefighting, fire survival, injury prevention and fire investigation.
The FEMA funds were awarded last week and will be a huge help for the city’s older equipment.
U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., teamed up with an unlikely ally on Thursday, U.S. Rep. Randy Weber, R-Texas, to introduce a bill bolstering security at American embassies.
Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) and Congressman Randy Weber (TX-14) introduced the Protecting Americans Abroad Act to provide Americans serving our country in diplomatic posts abroad with the security and protection they deserve.
Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) urged her colleagues to vote in support of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, which the House is considering later today. This bill, which last week passed the Senate 98-1, would provide Congressional oversight of any potential deal. Click here to watch the Congresswoman’s remarks on the House floor.
One year, and one day ago, nearly 300 Chibok schoolgirls were kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigeria. Their only crime: they were trying to get an education. Today, two of the girls who managed to escape joined with Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24), Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Barbara Lee (CA-13), Karen Bass (CA-13) and Lois Frankel (FL-22) and supporters at the United States Capitol to call for a coordinated international effort to return those still held captive to their homes.
Boca Raton, FL - Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, made the following statement regarding negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program: