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Frankel, Brooks, Lowey, and Fitzpatrick Celebrate Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Keep Girls in School Worldwide
January 28, 2020
Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL-21), Susan W. Brooks (R-IN-05), Nita Lowey (D-NY-17) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01) celebrated the passage of the Keeping Girls in School Act, which they introduced last year, to support the educational empowerment of girls globally. The legislation now goes to the Senate, where a companion bill was introduced by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). Adolescent girls who remain in school are more likely to live longe... More
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Rep. Frankel Statement on Bolton Revelation, Need for Witness Testimony in Senate Impeachment Trial
January 27, 2020
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement following the revelation that President Trump told National Security Adviser John Bolton that he would continue the freeze on military aid to Ukraine until the country agreed to investigate Trump’s political rival: “Leaked excerpts from John Bolton’s memoir confirm that Trump said he would withhold aid from Ukraine for his own personal, political purposes, there can be no doubt now that Bolton must be cal... More
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Rep. Frankel Announces Millions in Reimbursements for Local Law Enforcement, Town of Palm Beach
January 21, 2020
West Palm Beach, FL – Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, West Palm Beach Police Department, and Town of Palm Beach were reimbursed more than $3.9 million for protecting the President during his visits to South Florida: “Trump’s many trips to Mar-a-Lago have significant impact on local budgets. This money will provide much needed relief. I will continue working with colleagues to make sure our community is provided with appropria... More
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Democratic Women’s Caucus Leadership Celebrates Virginia’s Historic Equal Rights Amendment Ratification Vote
January 17, 2020
Washington, DC – Today, the Co-Chairs of the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Representatives Jackie Speier (CA-14), Lois Frankel (FL-21), Brenda L. Lawrence, and Vice Chairs Representatives Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-01) released the following statement after the Virginia House of Delegates and Senate voted to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) on January 15th. “Virginia’s vote to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment was a historic and monumental win for women’s rights and fo... More
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ICYMI: Rep. Frankel Supports Bill to Protect Senior Workers Against Age Discrimination
January 15, 2020
Washington, DC – On Wednesday, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) took to the House floor to support the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act, which would ensure older workers will once again have the same legal protections against age discrimination as those that exist for discrimination based on race, sex, nationality, and religion. The bill passed the house by a vote of 261 to 155 and now goes to the Senate. Below are Rep. Frankel’s remarks as delivered: “Thank you, Mr. Speaker, and tha... More
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