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Bipartisan Women’s Caucus Co-Chairs Frankel & Brooks Urge House Leaders to Address Preventing Violence Against Women in Upcoming VAWA Reauthorization
July 16, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues Reps. Lois Frankel (D-FL-21) and Susan Brooks (R-IN-05) sent a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi urging them to support greater funding for preventative programs in the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Authorization for VAWA will expire on September 30, 2018. Since VAWA was first passed in 1994, serious victimization by an intimate partner declined by ... More
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Rep. Frankel Statement on Trump-Putin Summit
July 16, 2018
West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki: “Following the disastrous NATO summit and President Trump labeling our European allies “foes,” he buddies up again to his favorite dictator – Putin. Never before has a sitting President met with his Russian counterpart from such a position of weakness. “It’s disgraceful that the President is parroting Russian prop... More
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Fourty-Four Foreign Affairs & Armed Services Committee Democrats Release Statement on Trump Meetings with NATO and Putin
July 10, 2018
WASHINGTON — Today, House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-NY), House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA), and 42 other Democrats from the Armed Services and Foreign Affairs Committees released the following statement on President Trump’s attendance at the NATO Summit and his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The members of the Foreign Affairs Committee who released the statement are Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA), Rep.... More
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Frankel Statement on SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh
July 9, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after President Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. “The President’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh will propel our nation’s highest court in a dangerous direction for generations. He passes Trump’s anti-choice ‘litmus test’ with flying colors and will likely help end Roe v. Wade, rolling back decades of hard-fought reproductive freedoms. This nomination jeopardizes protections for people with pre... More
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Engel, Frankel Decry Trump Administration Ousting of Female Career Ambassadors for Male Political Appointees
July 9, 2018
WASHINGTON—Today, Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Representative Lois Frankel, Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues and Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, called on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to address the disturbing pattern of female career ambassadors being pushed aside for Trump administration male political appointees in Latin America and the Caribbean. “We believe that our diplomatic footprint arou... More
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