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Reps. Frankel, Speier, Lawrence, Kuster Call on Sec. DeVos to Rescind Title IX Proposed Rules
November 29, 2018
Washington, DC – Today, the leadership of the Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG), Representatives Jackie Speier (CA-14), Lois Frankel (FL-21), and Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), as well as Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) and 76 of their House colleagues sent a letter to Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos condemning her recently proposed rule for Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (Title IX). The letter urges Secretary DeVos to withdraw these dangerous proposed policy ... More
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Frankel, Chair of Democratic Women’s Working Group, Congratulates Newly Elected Women
November 16, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), Chair of the Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG), made the following statement regarding the midterm election, where a record-breaking number of women were elected to the U.S. Congress. “Congratulations and a warm welcome to at least 35 Democratic women newly elected to Congress. From veterans, medical professionals, attorneys, CIA officers, and teachers – our caucus is expanding to include an even more diverse and impressive group of wom... More
Democratic lawmakers warn Pompeo against possible ban on sex health terminology
November 14, 2018
Written by Matthew Choi, Politico Several Democratic members of Congress are warning Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to not move forward with a possible ban on State Department employees using terms like “sexual and reproductive health” and “comprehensive sexuality education”. The lawmakers — Reps. Eliot Engel, Jan Schakowsky, Nita Lowey, Barbara Lee and Lois Frankel — argue in a letter sent Wednesday to Pompeo that banning State Department employees from using those terms would be regressive for... More
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House Dems Slam Proposed State Dept. Censorship on Women's Health
November 14, 2018
WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Rep. Nita M. Lowey, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee and its Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations; Rep. Barbara Lee; Rep. Jan Schakowsky; and Rep. Lois Frankel today denounced new proposed policies at the State Department that would censor discussion of women’s health. In a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the Members expressed outrage at new reports that the Admi... More
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Rep. Frankel Statement on Continued Vote Counting in South Florida
November 9, 2018
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement on continued vote-counting in Palm Beach and Broward Counties: “Our democracy is dependent on exercising our fundamental right to vote. The latest Twitter tirades by President Trump and Senator Rubio, along with Governor Rick Scott’s lawsuits, threaten to distort the will of the people in Palm Beach and Broward Counties. Their actions are clearly politically motivated and desperate. Every vote in Florida must be c... More
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