Congresswoman Lois Frankel

Representing the 22nd District of Florida

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Sep 4, 2014 Press Release

West Palm Beach, FL — This morning, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) will convene a panel of state legislators, law enforcement officers, advocates, and students for a roundtable discussion on policies to combat rape on college campuses.

“Date rape and sexual assault on college campuses have for far too long been met with efforts to protect the educational institution and not the victim. Through we can learn how the various stakeholders can work together for safer environments and fairer accountability,” said Frankel.

Aug 25, 2014 Press Release

West Palm Beach, FL — Heading into Florida's primary on Tuesday, Congresswoman Lois Frankel will hold a roundtable on Monday to honor Women’s Equality Day, which marks the passage of women's right to vote.  The discussion will highlight the Women’s Economic Agenda and the need for women to vote to make it a reality. 

Jul 24, 2014 Press Release

Washington DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel, Congressman Ted Deutch and Congressman Jim Himes introduced the “Transparency in Visa Reporting to Protect American Jobs and Prevent Human Trafficking Act” to bring long overdue transparency to the temporary foreign worker visa system. Currently, federal data about temporary foreign worker visas is collected by three separate federal agencies and generally not made available to the public.

Jul 9, 2014 Press Release

Washington DC – Today, Congresswoman Frankel joined her Pro-Choice Caucus colleagues in introducing The Not My Boss’ Business Act.  The legislation fixes the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling on Burwell v.

Jun 30, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Lois Frankel released the following statement after the Supreme Court handed down its ruling on Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius affirming the 10th Circuit Court of Appeal.

“Employers belong in the workplace, not in an employee’s doctor's office,” said Frankel. “Personal decisions about contraception should be between a woman and her physician – not a woman and her supervisor.  Today’s ruling is a sad step backwards for women’s health and individual rights over those of corporate bosses.”

Jun 26, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Responding to the decision from the U.S. Supreme Court overturning the 2007 Massachusetts law that imposed a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics to protect women entering and leaving the facilities, and the doctors and staff who work there, Congresswoman Lois Frankel released the following statement:  

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 30, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – In the wake of more senseless shootings near the University of California-Santa Barbara and an 18-month-old child in West Palm Beach, Congresswoman Lois Frankel is joining like-minded colleagues, again calling on Congress to pass sensible gun safety legislation.

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 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.