Democratic Rep. Lois Frankel on Monday jumped on board a bill introduced by Republican colleague Trey Radel of Fort Myers that would allow the State Department to consider factors other than low cost when awarding security contracts at U.S. embassies in dangerous and hostile areas.
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Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel today helped pass a critical, new bipartisan Iran sanctions bill — the Nuclear Iran Prevention Act of 2013 — in the Foreign Affairs Committee and now it will move to the House for consideration.
Washington, DC— Congresswoman Lois Frankel released a statement today on Benghazi:
“I am focused on making sure what happened in Benghazi doesn’t happen again and working to better protect Americans serving abroad at our U.S. embassies. After hearing testimony firsthand from then-Secretary Hillary Clinton before the Foreign Affairs Committee, I am continuing to work with Republican Congressman Trey Radel in a bipartisan manner to ensure the State Department has the flexibility and tools to hire appropriate security staff to guard our U.S. embassies.
Washington, DC — In anticipation of South Korean President Park Geun-Hye’s address before a joint session of Congress today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel signed on to a bipartisan resolution reaffirming our country’s continued strategic partnership with South Korea. The resolution also condemns North Korea’s repeated aggression in the region and reiterates America’s commitment to protecting and working with South Korea. In addition, the resolution congratulates President Park on her recent historic election as the first ever female head of state elected in Northeast Asia.
Washington, DC — Congresswoman Lois Frankel released the following statement on the tragedy at the Boston Marathon:
“I am saddened by today’s horrible tragedy at the Boston Marathon. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families and the brave first responders. We must work together to bring comfort to those affected, bring those responsible to justice and secure the safety of our nation.”
Boca Raton, FL – President Obama signed into law a short-term provision championed by Congresswoman Lois Frankel to help ensure Americans serving our country abroad have the security protection they deserve.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel joined a bipartisan letter today spearheaded by the Democratic Israel Working Group and Republican Israel Group in support of President Obama’s trip to Israel on Wednesday.
Frankel, who serves on the House Foreign Affairs Middle East Subcommittee, reasserts with Republican and Democratic colleagues that Israel is “our most important ally in the Middle East.” The letter also emphasizes:
Washington, DC – In a bipartisan effort, Congresswoman Lois Frankel has joined Congressman Trey Radel on the Protecting Americans Abroad Act. Frankel is the lead Democrat on the bill that will help ensure Americans bravely serving our country abroad have the security protection they deserve.
Boca Raton, FL –With across-the-board spending cuts known as “sequestration” set to go into effect on Friday, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) said Congress must take action to avoid the full impact of sequestration that will lead to serious repercussions to our fragile economy.
Congresswoman Frankel's Opening Statement at the Foreign Affairs Subcomittee on the Middle East Hearing--The Fatah-Hamas Reconciliation: Threatening Peace Prospects