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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.
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.
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.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement rebuking the Florida bill – HB 1047 – which would greatly intervene in a woman’s ability to make her own personal health care decisions. She urged a veto from Gov. Rick Scott on the bill, and stressed the importance of her own legislation – The Women’s Health Protection Act – which would thwart the ability for states to pass such restrictive - and ideological - measures affecting access to legal abortions.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel’s (FL-22) amendment to H.R. 3583, the Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act, was passed by unanimous consent as the House Foreign Affairs Committee voted to send the entire bill to the full House for a possible vote.
Malala is the inspirational Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head by the Taliban while on her way home from school. She was targeted in an attempt to silence her increasingly influential voice supporting girls’ education, which had been banned under Taliban rule.