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  • It’s ‘All aboard’ for Brightline inaugural rail run
    Posted in In the News on January 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Lois Frankel, West Palm’s former mayor, dubbed it “a bright day for our region” and said, “I look forward to seeing those millions of cars off the road.” Read more

  • South Florida 'hotspot' for human trafficking; lawmakers offer solution
    Posted in In the News on January 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    Written by: Anthony Man, Sun Sentinel Every year, an unknown number of foreign guest workers in South Florida and the rest of the nation disappear into the worlds of sexual slavery and domestic servitude. A broad coalition of liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans, in both the U.S. Senate and House, said Thursday their proposed Visa Transparency Anti-Trafficking Act would help solve the problem by providing much more information to law enforcement and victim advocates. “Human traffickin... Read more

  • Women Will Wear Black to Trump's State of the Union Address
    Posted in In the News on January 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    Written by: Mattie Kahn, Elle Women lawmakers plan to wear black to the annual State of the Union address later this month, an echo of attendees at last weekend's Golden Globes, who also wore black dresses and tuxes, and in support of women nationwide, who've spoken out against sexual harassment and assault across multiple industries over the past several months. After NBC reported the news on Twitter, Reps. Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Lois Frankel (D-FL) confirmed that the effort had been proposed... Read more

  • Frankel: ‘2018 Will Be the Year of the Woman’
    Posted in In the News on January 2, 2018 | Preview rr

    Written by: Alex Gangitano, Roll Call Women in Congress fighting to bring attention to sexual harassment got a boost from women in Hollywood at the Golden Globes on Sunday. “I just texted my girlfriends in Congress, ‘I’m for Oprah!’” Rep. Lois Frankel of Florida, chairwoman of the Democratic Women’s Working Group, said Monday. When Oprah Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award for her contributions to the world of entertainment on Sunday at the annual awards ceremony, it instantly created bu... Read more

  • Palm Beach County getting $3.4 million to offset President Donald Trump security costs
    Posted in In the News on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    Written By: Skyler Swisher, Sun Sentinel Palm Beach County law enforcement agencies will be getting just over $3.4 million in federal funds to offset the costs of protecting President Donald Trump when he visits Mar-a-Lago. Almost all of those dollars will go to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, which has taken the lead assisting the Secret Service in guarding Trump’s estate in Palm Beach. Palm Beach County Mayor Melissa McKinlay praised federal lawmakers for setting aside the money. “I fe... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz, Frankel want review of all congressional sex harassment cases
    Posted in In the News on December 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    Written by: Anthony Man, Sun Sentinel U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Lois Frankel filed legislation Thursday to require sexual harassment cases involving their colleagues and staffers to automatically go to a congressional ethics committee. They said in a statement they want to “help lift the shroud of secrecy cloaking settlements, and to ensure a more accountable culture in Congress.” Under the Me Too Congressional Ethics Act, unwanted and improper sexual behavior that generates an off... Read more

  • With New Focus on Sexual Misconduct, Democrats Take Aim at Trump
    Posted in In the News on December 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Written by: Carl Hulse, The New York Times WASHINGTON — Representative Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats have been leery of any mention of the I-word. Clamoring for the impeachment of President Trump, they fear, could backfire and alienate independent voters and unhappy Republicans they hope to attract in next year’s midterms. But demanding congressional hearings into accusations of inappropriate sexual behavior by the president is another thing altogether. With the rapidly shifting cultural ... Read more

  • Democratic congresswomen call for Trump investigation
    Posted in In the News on December 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda

    Written by: MJ Lee, CNN A group of Democratic congresswomen is calling Monday on the House Oversight Committee to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against Donald Trump, adding to a growing drumbeat of voices drawing fresh attention to accusations leveled against the President by numerous women. In a letter to the panel's chairman, GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy, and the committee's top Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings, 59 female House lawmakers have signed on to a letter that said that "the Ameri... Read more

  • Frankel leads call for sexual-misconduct investigation of Trump
    Posted in In the News on December 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    Written by: Wayne Washington, Palm Beach Post Led by U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, five dozen Democratic congresswomen are calling for an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by President Donald Trump. The total number of Democrats backing such an investigation has now reached 139 men and women and is climbing, Frankel told The Palm Beach Post by telephone Tuesday after the Democratic women’s press conference in Washington, D.C. “No man or woman is above the law,” sai... Read more

  • Sex allegations, a tax wary nation, and reasons to give thanks | South Florida 100
    Posted in In the News on November 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    Sun Sentinel 100 Lois Jane Frankel, member, U.S. House of Representatives Last week: As if the GOP tax scam wasn’t bad enough, the Congressional Budget Office announced that as written, it could trigger an automatic $25 billion cut to Medicare next year alone. This is unacceptable! Seniors who have worked hard their entire lives deserve to retire with dignity, not fear for the future of their health care. All of this so Republicans can give massive tax cuts to corporations and the ultrawealthy. ... Read more