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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

  • Rep. Lois Frankel Reacts to Trump's Muslim Ban
    Posted in In the News on January 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Immigration

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  • Frankel, Weber Provision to Protect Americans Abroad Passes Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congress passed the Department of State Authorities Act for Fiscal Year 2017, including a critical embassy security provision, authored by Representatives Lois Frankel (FL-22) and Randy Weber (TX-14). The measure allows the State Department to use best-value contracting, the flexibility to consider factors beyond just cost, when hiring security firms to protect our diplomats and embassy personnel abroad. In early 2013, Frankel attended her first hearing of the Foreign Aff... Read more

  • Rep. Lois Frankel reacts to Orlando massacre
    Posted in In the News on June 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: LGBT Rights, Foreign Affairs

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  • Frankel Provision to Protect Americans Abroad Passes House Panel
    Posted in Press Releases on May 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Today, a provision authored by Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) that would let the State Department use best-value contracting for security at our diplomatic posts passed the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Best-value contracting allows the State Department to consider factors beyond just price in hiring local guard firms. Frankel’s measure is part of the Department of State Operations Authorization and Embassy Security Act, which now goes to the House floor for a vote. “We owe this safeguard... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on Defense Authorization Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) issued the following statement after voting against the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017, which funds all military-related activities. “As the proud mother of a U.S. Marine veteran, I take seriously Congress’ responsibility to support our troops,” Frankel said. “While this bill is a good first step, I could not vote for it today because it would raid $18 billion from funds for our combat troops to pay for items not requested... Read more

  • Frankel, Blumenthal, Schweikert, Deutch, Himes Unveil Bipartisan Bill to Prevent Human Trafficking
    Posted in Press Releases on April 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Immigration

    Today, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL), Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ), Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), and Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) introduced the Visa Transparency Anti-Trafficking Act to prevent human trafficking by bringing more openness to foreign temporary worker visas. “The bipartisan legislation we introduced today will help bring the scourge of human trafficking out of the shadows to prevent future abuse,” Sen. Blumenthal said. “By requiring a robust public reporting system ... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on Bus Bombing in Jerusalem
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Israel, Foreign Affairs

    Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement in response to the bus bombing attack in Jerusalem. “No one should ever have to fear for their life during their evening commute. I stand strongly with our ally, Israel, in solidarity, and my thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones.” ### Read more

  • Frankel Visits U.S. Troops, Syrian Refugees in Middle East and North Africa
    Posted in Press Releases on April 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Recently, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) visited Jordan, Iraq, and Tunisia to engage with key diplomatic and military leaders spearheading the fight against ISIL. Frankel traveled to these countries to better inform her work on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee. “Terrorism and financial hardship grip the Middle East,” Frankel said. “It’s clear that strong American leadership is needed to help defeat terrorist groups and brutal regimes, address ... Read more