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  • Prosecutors expected to unseal charges against Jeffrey Epstein
    Posted in In the News on July 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    Published in the Washington Post, by Matt Zapotosky Federal prosecutors are expected to unseal new sex trafficking charges Monday against Jeffrey Epstein as the politically connected multimillionaire makes his first appearance in court. Epstein — who was arrested over the weekend and is expected to appear in federal court in Manhattan — had previously pleaded guilty to Florida state charges of soliciting prostitution to resolve allegations he molested dozens of girls. That arrangement has been w... Read more

  • U.S. HOUSE PASSES RESOLUTION OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZING FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION AS A ‘HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION’
    Posted in In the News on May 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Women's Health Care

    By Chantal Da Silva, Newsweek The House of Representatives has passed a bipartisan resolution denouncing the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) and recognizing it as a human rights violation against women and girls. "Today we're sending a clear message that every girl, no matter where she’s born, has a right to live free of violence,” Democratic Representative Lois Frankel, of Florida, who introduced the bill alongside Republican Representative Scott Perry, of Pennsylvania, said on Tues... Read more

  • Florida Congresswoman Gets Resolution Against Female Genital Mutilation Through the House
    Posted in In the News on May 21, 2019 | Preview rr

    By Kevin Derby, the Florida Daily On Monday night, the U.S. House passed a Florida congresswoman’s resolution opposing female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C)and recognizing it “as a human rights violation against women and girls” without objection. U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., introduced the resolution in February with U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-Penn., as the main cosponsor. Almost 30 other members of the House, including U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. House Middle Ea... Read more

  • House Democrats seek to protect Planned Parenthood from Trump's funding cuts
    Posted in In the News on April 29, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care, Health Care

    Written by Jessie Hellmann, The Hill House Democrats are seeking to block the Trump administration from defunding Planned Parenthood and banning abortion referrals at family planning clinics. In a draft spending bill released Monday, Democrats outlined a plan to “protect” the Title X Family Planning Program from changes sought by the administration. The proposal could tee up a brutal battle between the Republican-controlled Senate and House Democrats over one of President Trump's main policy pri... Read more

  • Lois Frankel Leads the Charge to Take Down a Trump Nominee at the State Department
    Posted in In the News on April 29, 2019 | Preview rr

    By Kevin Derby, Sunshine State News From her perch on the U.S. House State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Subcommittee, U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., is leading the charge on Capitol Hill to defeat a State Department nominee. Frankel teamed with three congresswomen from California -- Democrat U.S. Reps. Zoe Lofgren, Lucille Roybal-Allard and Norma Torres to round up 45 other members of the House to write U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, calling on him to “withdraw Ronald Mortense... Read more

  • To The Point
    Posted in In the News on April 28, 2019 | Preview rr

    By Michael Williams, WPTV Michael Williams discusses the Mueller report, President Trump, the possibility of impeachment, and more with Rep. Lois Frankel. Watch the full interview here. Read more

  • Lois Frankel focuses on education, not Mueller report, during visit with Wellington students
    Posted in In the News on April 22, 2019 | Preview rr

    By Jodie Wagner, Palm Beach Post WELLINGTON — U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, has fielded plenty of questions about the recently completed probe conducted by special counsel Robert Mueller. But her audience Monday morning had far more pressing concerns. Frankel, who is in the midst of a two-week congressional recess, stopped by Binks Forest Elementary School to chat with fifth-grade students and deliver children’s books and other materials from the Library of Congress in Washington, D... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel hopes Israel doesn’t become like Saudi Arabia in Congress
    Posted in In the News on April 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    By Laura Kelly, Jewish Insider Congresswoman Lois Frankel represents Florida’s 21st district, which includes communities along the south-eastern coast of the state. A long-time public servant, she spent 14 years in the Florida State House before becoming the Mayor of West Palm Beach and then elected to Congress in 2013. She is a member of the House Committee on Appropriations and the subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs subcommittee. Yesterday, she spoke with Jewish Ins... Read more

  • Feds reimburse Palm Beach County sheriff $5.6M for Trump security
    Posted in In the News on April 3, 2019 | Preview rr

    By Jeff Ostrowski, Palm Beach Post Uncle Sam will reimburse the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office for $5.6 million in overtime paid by the agency during President Donald Trump’s visits during the 2017-18 fiscal year. The Department of Homeland Security broke the news to Sheriff Ric Bradshaw in a letter last month. “Congratulations, on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security, your application for financial assistance submitted under the Fiscal Year 2018 Presidential Residence Protection As... Read more

  • House Democratic women flex muscles with formal caucus, plus a political arm
    Posted in In the News on April 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Growing Jobs and the Economy, Women's Economic Agenda, Women's Health Care

    Written by Lindsey McPherson, Roll Call House Democratic women, armed with more numbers and the power of the majority, are getting organized, switching their working group to a more formal caucus and launching a political action committee to help further grow their ranks. The Democratic Women’s Caucus is the new name of the Democratic Women’s Working Group. Open to all 91 House Democratic women, the caucus will be led by an expanded leadership team of three co-chairs and two vice chairs. “We hav... Read more