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  • Democratic Women’s Working Group Leadership Responds to Oversight Committee Chairman’s Refusal to Investigate Trump
    Posted in Press Releases on December 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Trey Gowdy declined the Democratic Women’s Working Group’s request to investigate the sexual abuse allegations against President Trump. His response comes after the leadership of the Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG), Reps. Lois Frankel (FL-21), Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), and Jackie Speier (CA-14) sent a letter, signed by 150 Members of Congress, requesting a Congressional investigation. A recent Quinnipiac poll found that 70 percent ... Read more

  • Members of the Democratic Women’s Working Group Request Congressional Investigation into Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against President Trump
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    UPDATE: Due to overwhelming interest from the House Democratic Caucus, the leadership of the Democratic Women’s Working Group has opened the letter to all Democratic Members. At this time, more than 100 Democratic Members have signed, and more are expected to join the effort. WASHINGTON, DC – The leadership of the Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG), Reps. Lois Frankel (FL-21), Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), and Jackie Speier (CA-14), along with 56 members of DWWG sent a letter to the Chairman and... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on President Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Israel

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel: “The President’s announcement today is consistent with current U.S. law and reaffirms what we already know: Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Jewish people and the State of Israel. The U.S. must recommit to our long-standing goal of a negotiated solution that leads to two states for two people. Only direct negotiations between the pa... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Votes Against Republican Tax Scam
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Growing Jobs and the Economy, Medicare & Social Security, Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after voting against latest attempts by Republicans to pass a massive tax scam: “The Republicans moved forward tonight with a tax scam that will raise taxes on middle-class families across this country and lead to severe cuts in Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid. If the Republicans get their way, the ultra-rich and big corporations will get massive tax cuts at the expense of everyone else. Democrats o... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Opposes GOP Tax Scam
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after voting against the Republican tax scam, which gives tax cuts to the rich and big corporations, paid for by tax hikes on middle-class families: “The Republicans’ tax scam robs the middle-class to give huge tax cuts to corporations and the super wealthy. This Robin Hood in reverse plan raises taxes on 36 million households, and explodes our deficit, leaving our children to pay the bill. It could trigger... Read more

  • Bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues Meets with Executive Director of UN Women, Discusses Global Priorities for Empowering Women and Girls
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, members of the Bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues met with Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) and Executive Director of UN Women. The discussion focused on UN Women’s efforts to end violence against women, respond to humanitarian and refugee crises, and invest in economic empowerment and gender equality programs. Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL) and Susan Brooks (R-IN), co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus fo... Read more

  • Frankel, DeLauro Applaud Advocates’ Equal Pay Lawsuit
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda

    WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement in support of the National Women’s Law Center, the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), and Democracy Forward’s lawsuit against the Trump administration for delaying the EEOC’s equal pay data collection initiative earlier this year. “It’s not enough to say men and women deserve equal pay for equal work. We need to fully enforce anti-discrimination law... Read more

  • Bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues Meets with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, members of the Bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues joined Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to discuss the future of infrastructure in the United States. Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL) and Susan Brooks (R-IN), co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues, provided the following statements: “It was an honor to meet with Transportation Secretary Chao to discuss the need to repair our crumbling roads and bridges and modernize our infrastr... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Lauds Marine Women’s Win For Privacy
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Our Veterans, Women's Health Care

    Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), Chair of the Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG), issued the following statement after the text of the PRIVATE Act passed as part of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The PRIVATE Act is bipartisan legislation that makes it illegal for military members to share explicit photos of others without consent. This legislation was initiated in response to the Marines United Facebook page scandal where male Marines posted hundreds... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Veterans Day
    Posted in Press Releases on November 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement in honor of Veterans Day, observed Saturday, November 11. “Today we honor the veterans who have selflessly served our nation and fought for our freedoms. As a proud mother of a U.S. Marine war veteran, I understand the sacrifices those in uniform make and I will never stop advocating for their well-being. We must make sure all our veterans have what they need to be successful when they return home.” Read more