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  • Frankel, Diaz-Balart, Wasserman Schultz Suggest Ways to Assist the People of The Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2019 | Preview rr

    MIAMI, FL- Today, Representatives Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), and Lois Frankel (FL-21), senior Members of the House Committee on Appropriations, wrote a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, USAID Administrator Mark Green, and DHS Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan, requesting that they consider allocating additional federal resources for humanitarian relief, encourage donations through tax incentives, and relax visa requirements to assist the people of The Bah... Read more

  • House Democrats Ask for Epstein Investigation from Oversight and Reform and Judiciary Committees
    Posted in Press Releases on August 27, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, under a Democratic Women’s Caucus-led letter, House Democrats requested that the House Oversight and Reform and Judiciary Committees investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding Jeffrey Epstein’s 2008 sweetheart plea deal and recent suicide. Jeffrey Epstein, a well-known billionaire with deep political connections, was accused of molesting and trafficking dozens of young women since the late 1990s. To the dismay of many, the United States Attorney of South Florida ... Read more

  • Congresswoman Frankel Returns from Visit to India
    Posted in Press Releases on August 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    West Palm Beach, FL – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) has returned from a week-long bipartisan fact-finding trip to India, organized by the Indian government. The group participated in policy discussions with local and global leaders, visited military installations, and learned about India’s history and culture. At a time of rising India-Pakistan tension, Rep. Frankel sought insight on efforts to maintain peace and stability in Kashmir. “As the world’s oldest and largest democracies, the U.S.... Read more

  • Keating, Frankel Introduce Afghan WIN Act
    Posted in Press Releases on August 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Women's Economic Agenda

    Washington, DC – Last week, Congressman Bill Keating introduced H.R. 4097, the Afghan Women’s Inclusion in Negotiations Act” or the Afghan WIN Act. Said Congressman Keating of the bill: “Women’s participation in peace negotiations has time and time again proven to lead to more lasting peace agreements. That is why we introduced the Afghan WIN Act: so that everything that Americans, Afghans, and allies alike have fought for and sacrificed to secure a peaceful and stable future for Afghanistan has... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Holds For The People Meetings with Constituents During First Week of August Recess
    Posted in Press Releases on August 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Medicare & Social Security, Women's Health Care, Health Care

    West Palm Beach, FL – Over the past 200 days, House Democrats have passed bold legislation and delivered on their agenda to lower health care costs, raise workers’ wages, and clean up government corruption. This week, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) kicked off the August recess by holding a series of For The People meetings with constituents and local advocacy groups to discuss pressing issues facing South Floridians and how she can keep continue to fight for them in Congress. Rep. Frankel vi... Read more

  • Meng, Frankel Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Fight Against Gender-Based Violence
    Posted in Press Releases on July 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, introduced legislation that would help improve U.S. efforts to combat gender-based violence in humanitarian emergencies across the globe. She was proud to introduce the bipartisan bill with Reps. Chris Stewart (R-UT), Lois Frankel (D-FL), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), and Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA). The Safe from the Start Act would codify the Department of State-Uni... Read more

  • Welch, Bilirakis, Frankel Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Stop Online Booking Scams
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Members of Congress led by Rep. Peter Welch (VT-AL), Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), and Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) today introduced bipartisan legislation to protect consumers from online booking scams. “Vermont has world-class resort destinations and hotels that are key contributors to our economic growth. Skiers, hikers, hunters and fly fishermen should not have to worry about getting ripped off when staying at our great hotels,” said Rep. Peter Welch, a member of the House Ener... Read more

  • Democratic Women’s Caucus Leadership Introduce the Even Playing Field Act of 2019
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Growing Jobs and the Economy, Women's Economic Agenda

    Washington, DC – Co-Chairs of the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC), Congresswomen Jackie Speier (CA-14), Lois Frankel (FL-21), Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), and DWC Vice Chairs, Congresswomen Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-01), introduced the Even Playing Field Act of 2019 today with 28 cosponsors to ensure equal pay, investment, and working conditions for amateur athletes and other team personnel. Senator Feinstein (D-CA) is leading companion legislation in the U.S. Senate. The U.S. ... Read more

  • Frankel, Deutch, Blumenthal, & Cruz Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Bring Transparency to Temporary Worker Visa Programs & Combat Human Trafficking
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL) and Ted Deutch (D-FL) and U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) today introduced the bipartisan Visa Transparency Anti-Trafficking Act. The bill seeks to prevent human trafficking by bringing more openness to the foreign temporary worker visa process. Millions of foreign individuals are authorized to work in the United States every year on temporary, non-immigrant visas. Abusive employers are bringing foreign workers... Read more

  • Frankel, Castor Introduce Bill to Fight for Equal Pay in U.S. National Sports
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda

    Washington, DC – On the heels of the women’s national soccer team’s fourth FIFA World Cup title, Representatives Lois Frankel (FL-21) and Kathy Castor (FL-14) are introducing the Athletics Fair Pay Act, which would require equal pay and compensation for all Olympic and amateur athletes. This bill recognizes that female athletes deserve equal pay for doing the same work. It was introduced in the Senate by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Patty Murray (D-WA). The women’s national soccer team h... Read more