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  • Reps. Frankel, Scott Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to More Clearly Label Ethanol-Blended Gasoline at the Pump
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) and Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), members of the Congressional Boating Caucus, introduced the Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act of 2018. The bipartisan legislation would more clearly label harmful and corrosive E15 ethanol blended gasoline at pumps across the country, which would better protect engines in boats, motorcycles, pre-2001 model year vehicles and outdoor power equipment. “In Florida, recreational boating is m... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on U.S. Embassy Move to Jerusalem
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Israel, Foreign Affairs

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after the relocation of the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem: “Opening the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the Jewish people and the State of Israel, symbolizes the enduring friendship between our nations. While I join Americans and Israelis in celebrating, I remain disappointed by the absence of a serious commitment to the two-state solution. Divorced from a broader ... Read more

  • Frankel, Keating Re-Introduce Bill to Protect Seniors by Fighting Medicare Fraud
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Medicare & Social Security, Health Care

    Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) and Rep. Bill Keating (MA-09) re-introduced the Fighting Medicare Fraud Act of 2018 to combat fraud and abuse in the Medicare program, which costs taxpayers billions every year and jeopardizes the health and well-being of seniors and those with disabilities. “Medicare is health care for our seniors. Because of our large retirement population, Florida is ground zero for fraud and exploitation,” said Frankel. “This legislation provides a vehicle to... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on President Trump’s Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action: “Withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to fulfill a campaign promise is a shortsighted and scary move that allows Iran back on the path to a nuclear weapons capability should it choose to do so. This decision has the potential to destabilize the region, isolate the U.S. from our European alli... Read more

  • Bipartisan Women’s Caucus Hosts Hearing on Sexual Harassment in Male-Dominated Jobs
    Posted in Press Releases on April 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda

    WASHINGTON, DC – The bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues hosted a hearing about sexual harassment in male-dominated jobs entitled, “From Silicon Valley to the Factory Floor: Time’s Up for Sexual Harassment in Male-Dominated Jobs.” Caucus members heard from survivors of sexual harassment in fields where women are often outnumbered, as well as from other experts on the issue, to discuss ways to change the culture in the workplace. The hearing was hosted by Reps. Lois Frankel (D-FL),... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Airstrikes in Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on April 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement on last night’s airstrikes in Syria: “The seven year Syrian civil war is one of the great humanitarian crises of our time. One night of air strikes is not a substitute for a needed comprehensive strategy that includes robust political and diplomatic engagement in order to bring the conflict to an end. Moving forward, absent an imminent attack on our country, President Trump must secure a new Authorizat... Read more

  • Royce, Frankel Introduce Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Growing Jobs and the Economy, Foreign Affairs, Women's Economic Agenda

    Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) and Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL), Co-Chair of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues, today introduced the Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act (H.R. 5480). The bipartisan legislation seeks to address gender-related barriers to economic growth and supports women-led enterprises. Chairman Royce on the introduction of H.R. 5480: “In far too many places worldwide, women are still denied access t... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Marks Equal Pay Day
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Growing Jobs and the Economy, Women's Economic Agenda

    ICYMI: Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) posted a statement on her Facebook page recognizing Equal Pay Day and highlighting the link between sexual harassment and the gender wage gap. Women working full-time, year-round still earn 80 cents for every dollar men make. To highlight this critical disparity Rep. Frankel and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) introduced a resolution today to mark the significance of Equal Pay Day. They were joined by 67 of their Democratic colleagues. Text of the Facebook post:... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Votes for Omnibus Spending Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after voting for the fiscal year 2018 omnibus spending bill: “Thanks to Democratic leadership, we’re making bold investments in our children, middle class families and veterans by increasing funding for child care, infrastructure, national security, medical research, and the opioid crisis. The omnibus includes key South Florida priorities like overtime reimbursement for local law enforcement protecting the ... Read more

  • Bipartisan Women’s Caucus Hosts Hearing on Sexual Harassment in the Service Sector
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues hosted a hearing about sexual harassment in the service sector entitled, “Beyond the Headlines: Combating Service Sector Sexual Harassment in the Age of #MeToo.” Members of Congress heard from survivors of sexual harassment as well as professionals with expertise on the issue, and discussed with participants ways to change the culture in the workplace. The hearing was hosted by Reps. Lois Frankel (D-FL), Co-Chair of t... Read more