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Boca Raton, FL — Congresswoman Lois Frankel has just returned from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) in Brussels as part of a bipartisan congressional delegation. Frankel was appointed to the US delegation by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. During the four-day trip, the delegation – comprised of five additional Members of Congress – met with representatives of the other NATO countries as well as NATO leaders including NATO Commander General Philip Breedlove, NATO PA President Hugh Baley, and US Ambassador to NATO Douglas Lute.
Washington, DC – On January 29, Congresswoman Lois Frankel and the House Foreign Affairs Committee passed by unanimous consent H.R. 938, the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2013. Congresswoman Frankel submitted the following statement in support of this important legislation to strengthen our critical bilateral alliance with Israel.
“Thank you Chairman Royce and Ranking Member Engel for the continued bipartisan spirit of this committee, and Chairwoman Ros-Lehtinen and Ranking Member Deutch for your leadership on this bill.
Washington, DC – The House passed the bipartisan Department of State Operations and Embassy Security Authorization Act. Included in the bill is language from the Protecting Americans Abroad Act, whose lead Democratic sponsor is Congresswoman Lois Frankel and is sponsored by Republican Congressman Trey Radel (FL-19), both members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel, who serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, returned from a bipartisan congressional mission to the Middle East—Egypt and the United Arab Emirates—along with Japan and Belgium.
On the delegation, Frankel met with world leaders and discussed the ongoing political instability in the Middle East and possible military intervention in Syria as well as other issues important to their region.
Boca Raton, FL – Taking advantage of all forums, tools and technology available Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) on Wednesday spoke at an Affordable Care Act implementation workshop for hospitals and community health centers, participated in an immigration town hall open to public and held a telephone town hall with 9,250 constituents.
Boca Raton, FL – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released a statement on the tragedy in Syria:
Boca Raton, FL – Congresswoman Lois Frankel, who serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, will go to Israel on a freshmen congressional delegation where Members will focus on strengthening the strategic US-Israel relationship. Members on the delegation will meet with government and military leaders, visit key strategic sites — including the security fence, the Gaza border, Golan Heights and Israel's northern border with Lebanon — and get a firsthand look at joint U.S.-Israel defense and technology projects.
Washington, DC – Today, the House Foreign Affairs Committee marked up and passed the Department of State Operations and Embassy Security Authorization Act. Included in the Department of State Authorization is language from Congressman Trey Radel’s (FL-19) Protecting Americans Abroad Act, which authorizes the State Department to use the “best-value” contracting award method in high-risk, high-threat areas around the world ensuring the safety of American men and woman serving our country abroad.
Washington, DC — Congresswoman Lois Frankel helped pass a bipartisan Iran sanctions bill last night that sends an important message to the Iranian regime that its illicit pursuit of nuclear weapons will not be tolerated. The Nuclear Iran Prevention Act, which passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support, aims to reduce Iran’s oil exports by an additional 1 million barrels per day and would authorize President Obama to restrict commercial trade with Iran and help deny Iran access to hard currency.
Washington, DC — Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) offered an amendment to the House Defense appropriations bill last night that would add investments to Israel’s Iron Dome and Arrow missile defense systems. Frankel’s amendment would invest an additional $20 million in funding for Israel’s Iron Dome defense system and $5 million for their Arrow defense system to bolster protection against short and long-range missile attacks.
Frankel’s amendment was defeated 192-231.