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Boca Raton, FL – Congresswoman Lois Frankel marked the annual celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month.
“On International Women's Day, and throughout Women’s History Month, we celebrate the extraordinary achievements women have made worldwide, honor those who helped shape our history, and look back the centuries of progress,” said Congresswoman Frankel
American women and girls have gained greater opportunities and more representation than ever before.
Washington, DC—This Valentine’s Day, Congresswoman Lois Frankel is highlighting what women need this Valentine’s Day: the Women’s Economic Agenda.
“What women want this Valentine’s Day is equal pay, a minimum wage increase, and access to quality, affordable child care,” Frankel said. “When women succeed, America succeeds.”
Frankel and her colleagues launched an economic agenda that will enable women to achieve greater economic security, raise wages for women and their families, and allow working parents to support and care for their families
Washington, DC – On today’s anniversary of President Obama signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law, Congresswomen Frankel called on Congress to take up the Women’s Economic Agenda – an initiative launched by House Democrats to address the economic challenges and needs facing women and families.
“It’s 2014 and women should earn equal pay for equal work. When women succeed, America succeeds,” Frankel said. “The Women’s Economic Agenda will help grow our economy, bring fairness to the workplace and give every woman the opportunity she deserves to prosper.”
President Barack Obama today signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes Congresswoman Lois Frankel’s provision that directs the military to examine the need for a new definition of rape and sexual assault in cases when someone abuses their position in the Military Chain of Command.
Washington, DC – In recognition of UN International Human Rights Day Tuesday, Congresswoman Lois Frankel and her colleagues have authored a letter to USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah urging support for reproductive and sexual health care as core human rights.
Boca Raton, FL — Congresswoman Lois Frankel released the following statement after the Supreme Court announced it would hear two cases — Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius and Congestoga Wood Specialities v. Sebelius — related to the Affordable Care Act benefit that requires most employers to include contraception coverage in their health care plans.
Washington, DC – Today Congresswoman Lois Frankel– joined by U.S. Senators U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (Conn.), Tammy Baldwin (WI), Barbara Boxer (CA) and U.S. Representatives Judy Chu (CA-27) Marcia Fudge (OH-11) announced the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2013.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel is leading her colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter today – on the United Nations International Day of the Girl – to Malala Yousafzai, the inspirational 16-year-old Pakistani girl who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban and continues to be an unrelenting advocate for girls’ education.
Washington, D.C.— Congresswoman Lois Frankel heralded that, beginning today, despite the shutdown of the federal government, South Floridians and millions of Americans have access to affordable, quality health insurance as new online Health Insurance Marketplaces opened in every state including Florida, under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
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.