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Washington, D.C. – The House passed the bipartisan Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act yesterday to expand scholarship opportunities for students in Pakistan. The legislation included a provision sponsored by Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) encouraging scholarship recipients to commit to improving their local communities.
“By educating young women, we advance democracy in countries threatened by extremism,” Frankel said.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) today applauded the bipartisan work of Congress to reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG), which will improve child care quality and help parents find and sustain employment. On Monday night, the Senate agreed to the House-passed version of the legislation and it will now be sent to President Obama for his signature.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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:
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.
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.