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  • Congresswoman Frankel Returns from Visit to South Korea and Japan
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) has just returned from a week-long bipartisan fact finding and policy discussions sponsored by the Aspen Institute and focused on threat emanating from North Korea’s nuclear program. The bipartisan delegation visited the U.S. Naval Base at Yokosuka Japan and the demilitarized zone that separates North and South Korea. The group met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean Minister Yun Byung-se as well as parliamentarians fr... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on U.S. Airstrikes in Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement today on U.S. airstrikes in Syria: “The war in Syria is the greatest humanitarian crisis since World War II, killing hundreds of thousands and displacing millions of people. The targeted U.S. airstrikes in response to Assad's brutal chemical attack must be followed by a long-term, comprehensive strategy aimed at protecting innocent civilians. The President should work with our allies, consult with Congress, and ... Read more

  • Bipartisan Congressional Women’s Caucus Chairs Brooks and Frankel Introduce Protecting Young Athletes from Sexual Abuse Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN), Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL), Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) introduced H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Athletes from Sexual Abuse Act, which requires prompt reporting of suspected cases of abuse, mandatory training, and implementation of policies and procedures for preventing, reporting, and addressing allegations of sexual abuse at amateur athletic governing bodies. This bill is companion legislation to S. 534 introduced by Senato... Read more

  • Marines United Survivors, Attorney Gloria Allred Testify in Democratic Women’s Hearing on Nonconsensual Pornography
    Posted in Press Releases on April 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – The Democratic Working Women’s Group (DWWG) hosted a hearing today to address the ongoing issue of nonconsensual pornography within the United States military. Though this issue has been most recently highlighted by the Marines United case, it has long existed in all branches of our armed forces, including in the Marine Corps dating back to at least 2013. Today’s hearing was hosted by Congresswoman Lois Frankel (Fl-21), DWWG Chair; Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), DWWG Vic... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on President Trump’s Climate Change (“Denial”) Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Protecting Our Environment

    Today Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after President Trump signed an Executive Order that will terminate former President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan that required states to slash carbon emissions from power plants - a critical element in helping the United States meet its commitments to a global climate change accord reached by nearly 200 countries in Paris in 2015. “Contrary to President Trump’s declaration of taking historic steps to cancel job-killing r... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Failed Republican Healthcare Bill: A Victory for American Families
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives rejected the Republicans’ sick plan, the American Health Care Act. “Today there was a great victory for the American people. The very sick Republican health care proposal, Trumpcare, went down with a thud. The bill, opposed by an overwhelming majority of citizens, would have taken away health care from 24 million hard-working Americans. It had a crushing Age Tax, forcing older Americans to ... Read more

  • Bipartisan Group of House Members Seek Additional Information on Marine Obscene Photo Sharing Scandal
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    A Bipartisan group of Members of Congress sent a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis seeking additional information on the reports that as many as 30,000 Marines are being investigated as part of their involvement in distributing and commenting on obscene photos of female Marines. The Members are specifically requesting “an update to the investigation conducted by NCIS and a detailed explanation of actions taken to date by the Marine Corps, Navy, and DoD.” Representatives Lois Frankel (F... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on International Women’s Day and Day Without A Woman
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), the Chair of the Democratic Women’s Working Group, released the following statement: “On International Women's Day, I join millions of women in recognizing the important economic power of women in the United States and around the globe. Where possible, we stay away from normal duties and mainstream commerce to call attention to the inequities that women and gender nonconforming people continue to face. We wear red to signify love for our sisterhood and i... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on House Republicans Health Care Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care, Health Care

    Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after House Republicans unveiled their replacement for the Affordable Care Act. “Sadly, the proposed legislation will Make America Sick Again. It will mean millions of families losing health care coverage and will defund Planned Parenthood, while giving out tax breaks to wealthier Americans. It shortens the life of Medicare, jeopardizing the lives of our seniors.” ### Read more

  • Chair of Democratic Women’s Working Group Commemorates the Start of Women’s History Month
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    In honor of Women’s History Month, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), the chair of the Democratic Women’s Working Group, released the following statement: “Since the suffragists’ struggle to get the vote, many strong women have relentlessly fought to break down barriers and build our nation. Some such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Rosa Parks, and Gloria Steinem were well-known. Others did not get the recognition they deserved – women like Ava Lovelace, Katherine Johnson, and more. These inspiring ... Read more