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  • 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

  • To the Point with Michael Williams: Sunday, March 27, 2016
    Posted in In the News on March 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Rep. Lois Frankel joins WPTV's Michael Williams on To the Point on Sunday, March 27th to discuss various topical foreign policy issues. Click here to view Rep. Frankel's interview with Michael Williams. Read more

  • Frankel Urges Increased Funding for U.S.-Israel Anti-tunnel Defense Program
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Israel, Foreign Affairs

    Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) has called for Congress to increase investment to $42.7 million in Fiscal Year 2017 for the development of a new Joint U.S.-Israel Anti-tunnel Defense Program. This cooperative U.S.-Israel protection system is a response to underground tunnel networks from Gaza to Israel used by terrorist groups to stage attacks against Israelis. “Israel is constantly threatened in air, on land, and underground.” Frankel said. “This joint investment will make both our nations m... Read more