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  • Rep. Frankel Announces Multi-Million Dollar Relief for Lantana Airport Businesses Affected by Trump Visits to Palm Beach County
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) announced a $3.5 million grant program for relief to local businesses and aviators at Lantana Airport affected by flight restrictions when President Trump visits Mar-a-Lago. The measure is included in the just passed government funding bill. “Local businesses and aviators at Lantana Airport have been unfairly impacted by Mr. Trump’s frequent trips to Mar-a-Lago,” said Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21), a member of the House Appropriations C... Read more

  • Reps. Frankel, Lieu Introduce Bill to Prevent Nuclear Arms Race
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) and Congressman Ted Lieu (CA-33) introduced legislation to stop President Trump from plunging the United States and Russia into a nuclear arms race. On February 1, President Trump unilaterally withdrew the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, once again undermining the international order that has advanced global peace for decades and adding to the long list of major diplomatic agreements he has ripped a... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Bipartisan Deal to Fund Government
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Appropriations Committee member Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after Congress passed a funding bill to keep the government open. The legislation now goes to President Trump’s desk to be signed into law. “This deal marks a bipartisan compromise to responsibly keep our government open and avert another reckless Trump shutdown that affected hundreds of thousands of American families. It also funds smart, effective border security in a way that stays... Read more

  • Frankel Leads Bipartisan Resolution Urging Saudi Arabia to Release Detained Women’s Rights Activists
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL-21), Chair of the Democratic Women’s Working Group, David Cicilline (D-RI-01), Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, Ann Wagner (R-MO-02), Vice Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Susan Wild (D-PA-07) introduced a resolution condemning Saudi Arabia’s continued jailing and alleged abuse of women’s rights activists. The resolution urges Saudi officials to immediately release the prisoners and h... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Trump’s State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement: “With a historic number of women in Congress, our nation is now represented in the House of Representatives by a diverse group who want to work for the people by lowering prescription drug costs, bringing back financial security for middle-class families, rebuilding our infrastructure, and strengthening relationships with our allies. Democrats wore suffragette white to signal that we’re going to advance policies that pr... Read more

  • Reps. Frankel, Perry Introduce Resolution Denouncing Female Genital Mutilation as a Violation of Human Rights, Urging Global Efforts to Eliminate the Practice
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Women's Health Care, Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC – February 6, 2019 – Today, on International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (D-FL-21) and Congressman Scott Perry (R-PA-10) introduced a resolution to enhance global awareness of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), recognize it as a human rights violation against women and girls, and urge the U.S. Government and international community to undertake coordinated efforts to eliminate the harmful practice. An estimated 200 millio... Read more

  • Reps. Scott, Frankel Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to More Clearly Label Ethanol-Blended Gasoline at the Pump
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Austin Scott (R-GA-08) and Congresswoman Lois Frankel (D-FL-21), members of the Congressional Boating Caucus, released the below statements upon reintroducing their bipartisan legislation to more clearly define and label “E15” ethanol blended gasoline at pumps. The legislation, known as the Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act, would better protect engines in boats, motorcycles, pre-2001 model year vehicles and outdoor power equipment that are negat... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Promotes Women’s Economic Empowerment and Opportunities with State of the Union Guest
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda

    WEST PALM BEACH, FL – February 4, 2019 –Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) announced Kim Churches, CEO of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), will be her guest to President Trump’s State of the Union address tomorrow night at 9:00 PM ET in Washington, DC. Frankel, Chair of the Democratic Women’s Working Group, will be wearing white along with House Democrats, promoting the message of economic security for women and families. “Kim is a champion advocate of policies that a... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Deal Reached to Temporarily End Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after a deal was reached to move forward with legislation to temporarily reopen the government: “For 35 days, the country has heard heartbreaking stories from Americans impacted by the irresponsible and unnecessary Trump shutdown. I thank our government workers for continuing to work through adversity. I look forward to working in a bipartisan way on smart border security and initiatives that are for the people... Read more

  • ICYMI: Rep. Frankel Co-Sponsors Bill to Stop Trump from Declaring National Emergency for Border Wall
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – In case you missed it, today Congresswoman Frankel (FL-21) signed on as an original co-sponsor of a new bill to prohibit the President from using a national emergency declaration to construct a border wall. Please see the Congresswoman’s Facebook post below: The “No Walls Act” was introduced by Congresswoman Grace Meng (NY-6). For more information on this bill, please see Rep. Meng’s release here. ### Read more