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Democratic Women’s Caucus Opposes Department of Labor’s Proposed Rule Allowing Federal Contractors to Discriminate
October 4, 2019
Washington, DC – Today, Co-Chairs of the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Representatives Lois Frankel (FL-21), Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Vice Chairs Representatives Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-01) were joined by 49 colleagues in sending a letter to the Department of Labor expressing opposition to the Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ proposed rule entitled, “Implementing Legal Requirements Regarding the Equal Opportunity Cl... More
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Reps. Frankel, DeLauro, and 54 Members Oppose Trump Admin Decision to Stop Pay Data Collection
October 2, 2019
Washington, DC – Today, 54 Members of Congress joined Congresswomen Lois Frankel (FL-21) and Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) in sending a letter to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) opposing its decision to halt progress towards closing the gender and racial wage gap. The letter states in part, “In 2016, the Obama Administration directed the EEOC to collect pay data from large companies. This data is vital to helping the EEOC detect patterns of pay discrimination and enforce equal pay laws.... More
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Rep. Frankel Statement on Impeachment
September 24, 2019
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement: “It is obvious that President Trump knows no boundaries when advancing his own personal interests. The latest allegations that the President pressured the President of Ukraine to investigate a political opponent and is blocking a whistleblower’s complaint detailing those actions, if true, represent a clear abuse of power and impeachable offense. The American people deserve the truth. I join all those calli... More
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Frankel, Diaz-Balart, Wasserman Schultz Suggest Ways to Assist the People of The Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian
September 6, 2019
MIAMI, FL- Today, Representatives Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), and Lois Frankel (FL-21), senior Members of the House Committee on Appropriations, wrote a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, USAID Administrator Mark Green, and DHS Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan, requesting that they consider allocating additional federal resources for humanitarian relief, encourage donations through tax incentives, and relax visa requirements to assist the people of The Bah... More
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House Democrats Ask for Epstein Investigation from Oversight and Reform and Judiciary Committees
August 27, 2019
Washington, DC – Today, under a Democratic Women’s Caucus-led letter, House Democrats requested that the House Oversight and Reform and Judiciary Committees investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding Jeffrey Epstein’s 2008 sweetheart plea deal and recent suicide. Jeffrey Epstein, a well-known billionaire with deep political connections, was accused of molesting and trafficking dozens of young women since the late 1990s. To the dismay of many, the United States Attorney of South Florida ... More
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