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  • U.S. lawmakers call on Saudi Arabia to free imprisoned women’s rights activists
    Posted in In the News on February 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Trump’s National Emergency Declaration
    Posted in In the News on February 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    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.” ### Read more

  • New Federal Courthouse for South Florida
    Posted in In the News on February 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – The South Florida Congressional Delegation of Representatives Lois Frankel (FL-21), Alcee Hastings (FL-20), Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), Ted Deutch (FL-22), and Frederica Wilson (FL-24), today announced final Congressional approval for construction of a new federal courthouse in Broward County. Plagued by mold, chronic roof leaks, persistent flooding, significant space constraints, and a $20 million maintenance backlog, the current 40-year-old cou... Read more

  • Wearing white to the State of the Union isn’t what it used to be
    Posted in In the News on February 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda

    Written by Lindsey McPherson, Roll Call House Democratic women plan to break out their white suits and dresses Tuesday for President Donald Trump’s State of the Union. The color may be the same, but the reason has changed. “This is really going to be sending a message — especially to all the women and their families in the country that put us into the majority with all these new women [members] — that a big part of our agenda is going to be promoting the economic security of women and their fami... Read more

  • Frankel Appointed to House Appropriations Committee
    Posted in In the News on January 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) was appointed to the powerful House Committee on Appropriations, the body that writes the laws that direct federal funding. “In the new Democratic majority, I am honored to have an extraordinary opportunity to advocate for south Floridians at the highest level of government advancing investments in health care, education, better infrastructure and global peace.” Frankel’s service has well positioned her for this new assignment. As a form... Read more

  • ‘We Can Do It!’: Women and bipartisanship
    Posted in In the News on January 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    By Rep. Lois Frankel and Rep. Susan Brooks in The Hill This year, we’re celebrating Rosie the Riveter’s 76th birthday. Since her debut in 1943, Rosie and the thousands of women she represents who joined the workforce and the war effort have inspired confidence in generations of women. Her “We Can Do It!” message continues to be a rallying cry for women everywhere, including the women in Congress. This year, a record-breaking number of women were sworn into the House of Representatives and joined... Read more

  • The Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act is One Step in the Right Direction—But We’ve Got a Long Way to Go
    Posted in In the News on December 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Women's Economic Agenda

    By Teresa Casale and Gayatri Patel, Ms. Magazine Gender equality advocates across the globe celebrated the House passage of the Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment (WEEE) Act in May, which promotes feminist international development policies that support female entrepreneurs. The WEEE Act affirms the importance of women’s rights—to own and control land and property, to live lives free of violence, to access the financial tools they need to start and grow businesses and to be succes... Read more

  • Democratic lawmakers warn Pompeo against possible ban on sex health terminology
    Posted in In the News on November 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Women's Health Care, Health Care

    Written by Matthew Choi, Politico Several Democratic members of Congress are warning Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to not move forward with a possible ban on State Department employees using terms like “sexual and reproductive health” and “comprehensive sexuality education”. The lawmakers — Reps. Eliot Engel, Jan Schakowsky, Nita Lowey, Barbara Lee and Lois Frankel — argue in a letter sent Wednesday to Pompeo that banning State Department employees from using those terms would be regressive for... Read more

  • Are Women More Bipartisan Than Men?
    Posted in In the News on October 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    Interview with Cheddar A record number of women are running for congress, but will it change partisan gridlock in Washington? Congresswoman Lois Frankel (D-FL) joins Cheddar to discuss 2018's 'pink wave.' Read more

  • Lois Frankel, Susan Brooks Champion 'Keeping Girls in School Act
    Posted in In the News on October 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Education, Women's Economic Agenda

    Written by Kevin Derby, Sunshine State News The two chairwomen of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues--Republican U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks of Indiana and Democrat U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel of Florida--brought out the “Keeping Girls in School Act" which, they say, will “support the economic and educational empowerment of girls globally." “Today, over 130 million girls worldwide are not in school,” Frankel’s office noted. “While the U.S. has been the global leader in efforts to expand and impro... Read more