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  • Bipartisan Women’s Caucus Co-Chairs Frankel & Brooks Urge House Leaders to Address Preventing Violence Against Women in Upcoming VAWA Reauthorization
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda, Women's Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues Reps. Lois Frankel (D-FL-21) and Susan Brooks (R-IN-05) sent a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi urging them to support greater funding for preventative programs in the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Authorization for VAWA will expire on September 30, 2018. Since VAWA was first passed in 1994, serious victimization by an intimate partner declined by ... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Trump-Putin Summit
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki: “Following the disastrous NATO summit and President Trump labeling our European allies “foes,” he buddies up again to his favorite dictator – Putin. Never before has a sitting President met with his Russian counterpart from such a position of weakness. “It’s disgraceful that the President is parroting Russian prop... Read more

  • Fourty-Four Foreign Affairs & Armed Services Committee Democrats Release Statement on Trump Meetings with NATO and Putin
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    WASHINGTON — Today, House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-NY), House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA), and 42 other Democrats from the Armed Services and Foreign Affairs Committees released the following statement on President Trump’s attendance at the NATO Summit and his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The members of the Foreign Affairs Committee who released the statement are Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA), Rep.... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh
    Posted in Press Releases on July 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: LGBT Rights, Women's Health Care, Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after President Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. “The President’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh will propel our nation’s highest court in a dangerous direction for generations. He passes Trump’s anti-choice ‘litmus test’ with flying colors and will likely help end Roe v. Wade, rolling back decades of hard-fought reproductive freedoms. This nomination jeopardizes protections for people with pre... Read more

  • Engel, Frankel Decry Trump Administration Ousting of Female Career Ambassadors for Male Political Appointees
    Posted in Press Releases on July 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Today, Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Representative Lois Frankel, Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues and Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, called on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to address the disturbing pattern of female career ambassadors being pushed aside for Trump administration male political appointees in Latin America and the Caribbean. “We believe that our diplomatic footprint arou... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Justice Kennedy Retirement
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement. “I thank Justice Anthony Kennedy for his years of service to our country. Although I have disagreed with many of his positions, I am grateful that he was on the majority side on historic decisions protecting access to legal abortion and advancing human rights. His retirement gives an opportunity for President Trump and Republicans to ap... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on Trump’s Executive Order on Family Separation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after President Trump signed an order to replace family separation with family detention: “President Trump’s action to undo a horribly cruel crisis that he created is a publicity stunt aimed at keeping migrant families detained indefinitely in abominable prison-like conditions. Congress must immediately act to override this zero tolerance government inflicted child abuse.” ### Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Announces 2018 Congressional App Challenge for Palm Beach County Students
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2018 | Preview rr

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) announced the start of the 2018 Congressional App Challenge. This annual competition encourages local middle school and high school students to learn how to code, build their own mobile app, and get involved in STEM education. Registration is now live, and students should sign up online by September 10th and submit their app by October 15. The competition is open to anyone who meets the eligibility requirements, regardless of coding experie... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on North Korea Summit
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after President Trump’s summit with Kim Jong-un in Singapore: “Diplomacy is welcome but what we got was another hyped-up episode of a bad reality show. Trump gave North Korea a major U.S. concession - suspension of defensive military drills with South Korea. In exchange, Kim Jong-un offered a vague promise instead of concrete timetables and a commitment to verifiable denuclearization. Congress must watch th... Read more

  • Frankel, Comstock Request Action to Combat Sexual Harassment in Airline Industry
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure, Women's Economic Agenda

    Washington, DC – Today Congresswomen Lois Frankel (D-FL-21) and Barbara Comstock (R-VA-10) sent a letter to 30 airline executives requesting they take immediate action to address sexual harassment in the industry among flight attendants and passengers. Members are asking these industry leaders to publicly denounce sexual harassment, reinforce the role of flight attendants as safety professionals, and work with the Association of Flight Attendants to put in place policies to address this systemic... Read more