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  • 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

  • Frankel, Brooks Push for Girls Education on International Day of the Girl
    Posted in In the News on October 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Education, Women's Economic Agenda

    By Alex Gangitano, Roll Call In their travels around the world, Reps. Lois Frankel and Susan W. Brooks have seen firsthand the challenges girls face when it comes to getting an education. So to mark the International Day of the Girl, the two lawmakers are introducing legislation to do something about it. The bipartisan effort, known as the Keeping Girls in School Act, would ensure the U.S. Agency for International Development spends allocated money to keep girls in school and get more of them in... Read more

  • A historic number of women are running for office this year. Here’s why that’s good news.
    Posted in In the News on October 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda

    Written by Amanda Pell, Upworthy From sister survivors organizing to prosecute their assailants to movements for equal pay in Hollywood and beyond, this year women across the country are demanding a voice on issues that matter. And in November, that surge of woman power is set to hit Congressduring this year’s midterm elections. As of October, 262 women are on the ballot for the November primaries for the House and Senate races, according to Center for Women and Politics. And they're not all lib... Read more

  • Lois Frankel Leads More than 100 House Democrats Calling for Delaying a Vote on Brett Kavanaugh
    Posted in In the News on September 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda

    By Sunshine State News More than 100 Democrats in the U.S. House, led by a congresswoman from Florida, are calling on the U.S. Senate to delay confirmation votes on President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. With Kavanaugh being accused of sexual assault, U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., the chairwoman of the Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG), rounded up 109 House Democrats to send a letter to the U.S. Senate’s leadership-- Majority Leader Mitch ... Read more