More on National Security
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.
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:
Washington, DC - Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement after Congress passed a long-term funding bill to keep the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) open and our country safe. Frankel voted to fund DHS through September 30, 2015.
“Today, Congress took responsible bi partisan action that will keep American families safe at home, putting our national security over partisan disputes.”
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) today brought attention to the consequences that a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shutdown would have on Broward County emergency personnel and public safety. The Broward County Fire Rescue relies on DHS grants to hire new firefighters and maintain safety equipment and operations. The disbursement of this funding would be disrupted if DHS does not remain open.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) today brought attention to the consequences that a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shutdown would have on Palm Beach County emergency personnel and public safety. Local fire rescue departments rely on DHS grants to hire new firefighters in addition to maintaining safety equipment and operations. The disbursement of this funding would be disrupted if DHS does not remain open.
Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) today called on Congress to pass legislation to extend Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding before it runs out on Feb. 27. Unfortunately, this funding bill is stalled due to a dispute with Republicans regarding the President’s executive orders on immigration that prioritize deporting felons over breaking up families and give opportunities to undocumented immigrants who came to America as children.