Congresswoman Lois Frankel

Representing the 22nd District of Florida

National Security

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More on National Security

Aug 1, 2014 Press Release

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.

Jul 29, 2014 Press Release

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.”

Jul 17, 2014 Press Release

Washington DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel issued the following statement on July 17, 2014, regarding Israel’s launching of a ground operation in Gaza.

Jul 11, 2014 Press Release

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.  

Jun 25, 2014 Press Release

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.

May 20, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel spoke on the House floor today in support of H.Res. 573, which condemns the kidnapping of female students by the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram.  Congresswoman Frankel, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, is an original co-sponsor of the resolution.

May 8, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC — Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) voted against a partisan bill to create a select committee charged with investigating the 2012 embassy attacks in Benghazi.

“We are about to watch another political show at the expense of the American people,” said Congresswoman Frankel.

May 7, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel applauded President Barack Obama’s decision to send military experts and hostage negotiators to Nigeria to help in the efforts to free over 250 girls kidnapped by the militant group, Boko Haram.  The terrorist organization kidnapped the young girls to stop them from attending school.  Its leader has threatened to sell them in the market.  Boko Haram, which loosely translates into English as “Western education is sin,” has been attacking schools across the country, kidnapping and murdering school children.

May 7, 2014 Press Release

Mr. Speaker, yesterday Israelis commemorated Memorial Day, to honor the memory of the more than 24,000 Israeli men, women and children who have been killed in terror attacks and wars over the past sixty-six years.

Immediately following Memorial Day, Israel transitioned to Independence Day, when Israelis and Jews across the globe celebrate the modern day revival of the State of Israel.

Mar 26, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DCCongresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement in support of the House Democrats’ “Demand a Vote” petition. 

Rep. Frankel said, “The time is long overdue for Congress to pass legislation creating a roadmap to citizenship for the 11 million aspiring Americans living in the shadows of our country.”