Congresswoman Lois Frankel

Representing the 22nd District of Florida

Women's Issues

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Jan 22, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) spoke on the House floor today to address H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which claims to limit taxpayer funding of abortion despite the fact that there is no federal taxpayer funding of abortion right now.

For the video of Frankel’s remarks click here and below please find her remarks as prepared for delivery on the House floor.

Jan 21, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22), joined U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (CT) and Tammy Baldwin (WI), and U.S. Representatives Judy Chu (CA-27) and Marcia Fudge (OH-11) today to reintroduce the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2015, a historic pro-choice bill that would make it illegal for states to chip away at women’s reproductive rights.

Jan 8, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) has been elected Vice Chair of the Congressional Women’s Caucus for the 114th Congress. She will be sworn in today with other newly elected leadership of the Caucus.

Nov 20, 2014 Press Release

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.

Nov 18, 2014 Press Release

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.

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.”