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U.S. lawmakers call on Saudi Arabia to free imprisoned women’s rights activists
February 16, 2019
By Kareem Fahim, The Washington Post A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced a resolution Wednesday calling on Saudi Arabia to “immediately and unconditionally” release women’s rights advocates imprisoned there, as Congress intensifies its criticism of the kingdom’s human rights record after the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The House resolution, introduced by Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.), is separate from pending legislation aimed at cutting off U.S. support for the Saudi-led milit... More
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Rep. Frankel Statement on Trump’s National Emergency Declaration
February 15, 2019
West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after President Trump declared a national emergency: “Declaring a national emergency to build an ineffective and expensive wall repudiates a bipartisan spending bill, overstepping the checks and balances of our Constitution and setting a dangerous new precedent. I expect that the courts will review what many believe is a gross abuse of power.” ### More
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Rep. Frankel Announces Multi-Million Dollar Relief for Lantana Airport Businesses Affected by Trump Visits to Palm Beach County
February 15, 2019
West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) announced a $3.5 million grant program for relief to local businesses and aviators at Lantana Airport affected by flight restrictions when President Trump visits Mar-a-Lago. The measure is included in the just passed government funding bill. “Local businesses and aviators at Lantana Airport have been unfairly impacted by Mr. Trump’s frequent trips to Mar-a-Lago,” said Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21), a member of the House Appropriations C... More
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Reps. Frankel, Lieu Introduce Bill to Prevent Nuclear Arms Race
February 14, 2019
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) and Congressman Ted Lieu (CA-33) introduced legislation to stop President Trump from plunging the United States and Russia into a nuclear arms race. On February 1, President Trump unilaterally withdrew the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, once again undermining the international order that has advanced global peace for decades and adding to the long list of major diplomatic agreements he has ripped a... More
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Rep. Frankel Statement on Bipartisan Deal to Fund Government
February 14, 2019
Washington, DC – Today, Appropriations Committee member Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after Congress passed a funding bill to keep the government open. The legislation now goes to President Trump’s desk to be signed into law. “This deal marks a bipartisan compromise to responsibly keep our government open and avert another reckless Trump shutdown that affected hundreds of thousands of American families. It also funds smart, effective border security in a way that stays... More
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