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  • Reps. Frankel, Speier, Lawrence, Kuster Call on Sec. DeVos to Rescind Title IX Proposed Rules
    Posted in Press Releases on November 29, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, the leadership of the Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG), Representatives Jackie Speier (CA-14), Lois Frankel (FL-21), and Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), as well as Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) and 76 of their House colleagues sent a letter to Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos condemning her recently proposed rule for Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (Title IX). The letter urges Secretary DeVos to withdraw these dangerous proposed policy ... Read more

  • Frankel, Chair of Democratic Women’s Working Group, Congratulates Newly Elected Women
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), Chair of the Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG), made the following statement regarding the midterm election, where a record-breaking number of women were elected to the U.S. Congress. “Congratulations and a warm welcome to at least 35 Democratic women newly elected to Congress. From veterans, medical professionals, attorneys, CIA officers, and teachers – our caucus is expanding to include an even more diverse and impressive group of wom... Read more

  • House Dems Slam Proposed State Dept. Censorship on Women's Health
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Women's Health Care, Health Care

    WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Rep. Nita M. Lowey, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee and its Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations; Rep. Barbara Lee; Rep. Jan Schakowsky; and Rep. Lois Frankel today denounced new proposed policies at the State Department that would censor discussion of women’s health. In a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the Members expressed outrage at new reports that the Admi... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Continued Vote Counting in South Florida
    Posted in Press Releases on November 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement on continued vote-counting in Palm Beach and Broward Counties: “Our democracy is dependent on exercising our fundamental right to vote. The latest Twitter tirades by President Trump and Senator Rubio, along with Governor Rick Scott’s lawsuits, threaten to distort the will of the people in Palm Beach and Broward Counties. Their actions are clearly politically motivated and desperate. Every vote in Florida must be c... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Bomb Threats to Democrats
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement in response to the bomb threats to high profile Democrats, Trump critics and CNN: “First of all, I thank the brave law enforcement agencies and postal workers for saving lives by intercepting the bomb packages and making an arrest of a suspect. This type of political violence is not who we are as a nation. I call on the President and all Americans to condemn these despicable acts and reject hateful rhetoric... Read more

  • Democratic Women’s Working Group Calls for Department of Education to Fully Engage With Campus Survivors
    Posted in Press Releases on October 15, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC - Today, on the one-year anniversary of the #MeToo movement going viral, Congresswomen Annie Kuster (NH-02), Lois Frankel (FL-21), Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), and Jackie Speier (CA-14) urged Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to swiftly arrange meetings and fully engage with survivors of campus sexual violence before formally proposing new regulations governing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Secretary DeVos announced the Trump Administration’s decision to revoke Obama ... Read more

  • Frankel, Brooks Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Keep Girls in School Worldwide
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Education

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, on International Day of the Girl, Congresswomen Lois Frankel (D-FL-21) and Susan W. Brooks (R-IN-05), co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues, announce the introduction of the Keeping Girls in School Act to support the economic and educational empowerment of girls globally. Today, over 130 million girls worldwide are not in school. While the U.S. has been the global leader in efforts to expand and improve educational opportunities, particularly... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Kavanaugh Confirmation to the Supreme Court
    Posted in Press Releases on October 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court by the U.S. Senate: “This is a sad, dark day for our nation. Despite multiple disturbing allegations of sexual misconduct and assault including the credible testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Republicans, after a phony investigation, confirmed Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. This sends a horrible message to survivors of se... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Provisions in FAA Will Save Florida Millions and Study Potential Relief for Local Businesses Affected by Trump Visits
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today Congress passed the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill that includes measures, championed by Congresswoman Lois Frankel, that will save Palm Beach County $1.5 million and millions more across the state of Florida and also study the economic impact of temporary flight restrictions when the president visits Palm Beach. Palm Beach County and local governments throughout Florida are now spared from unfair claw backs of funds received for hurr... Read more

  • Democratic Women’s Working Group Statement on Trump Mocking Dr. Ford
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – October 3, 2018 – Today, the leadership of the Democratic Women’s Working Group, Congresswomen Lois Frankel (FL-21), Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), and Jackie Speier (CA-14), released the following statement in response to President mocking Dr. Christine Blasey Ford at a campaign rally. “Last night, the President of the United States embarrassed our nation by unleashing a vile and vicious attack on Dr. Christine Blasey Ford for bravely telling her story of sexual assault by Judge Kava... Read more