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  • 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

  • Frankel, Houlahan Amendment Enhancing Women’s Roles in Countering Violent Extremism Passes the House
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Women's Economic Agenda

    Washington, DC – Today, an amendment introduced by Representatives Lois Frankel (FL-21) and Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06) ensuring the U.S. government accounts for women’s unique roles as preventers, participants and victims of violent extremism passed in the House as part of the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. The amendment requires the Director of National Intelligence to submit an intelligence assessment on the relationship between women and terrorism, including an analysis of... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on ICE Raids Targeting Thousands of Immigrant Families
    Posted in Press Releases on July 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement in response to the ICE raids targeting thousands of immigrant families across the country: “Removal raids that target families instead of serious criminals are inhumane and disrupt peaceful communities. Instead of playing politics, the president should work with Congress to pass immigration reform that strengthens border security and creates a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who work ha... Read more

  • Frankel Reacts to Visiting Homestead Facility for Unaccompanied Minors
    Posted in Press Releases on July 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    Miami, FL – Today, Representative Lois Frankel (D-FL-21) issued the following video statement, transcribed below, after visiting the Homestead Influx Facility in South Florida to conduct oversight with her colleagues from the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dopGD79F0o&feature=youtu.be “I just came from the Homestead Influx Facility for unaccompanied minors. There are about 1,300 children out of the 11,000 scat... Read more

  • Bipartisan Resolution Urging Saudi Arabia to Release Detained Women’s Rights Activists Passes in the House
    Posted in Press Releases on July 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Women's Economic Agenda

    Washington, DC – Tonight, Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL-21), David Cicilline (D-RI-01), Ann Wagner (R-MO-02), and Susan Wild’s (D-PA-07) bipartisan resolution condemning Saudi Arabia’s continued jailing and alleged abuse of women’s rights activists was passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. The resolution, which has 28 additional co-sponsors, urges the Saudi government to immediately release the prisoners and hold the abusers accountable, and calls on the U.S. government to sanction a... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on Labor Secretary Acosta’s Resignation
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Representative Lois Frankel (D-FL-21) issued the following statement after Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced his resignation, effective seven days from today. “Secretary Acosta did the right thing by resigning. Still, there are many questions surrounding the sweetheart deal he negotiated for Jeffrey Epstein, a sexual predator who was able to roam free for more than a decade. For the survivors to get justice, we need answers as to what happened at both the stat... Read more

  • Frankel Amendments Preventing a Nuclear Arms Race, Combatting Violent Extremism Included in Strong Democratic NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, DC – Today, two amendments introduced by Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21) passed in the House as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) bill for Fiscal Year 2020. The first amendment would prevent President Trump from plunging the United States and Russia into a new nuclear arms race. It prohibits funding for missile systems noncompliant with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, unless the Administration can demonstrate that all diplomatic and strateg... Read more

  • Democratic Women’s Caucus Demands Answers About Discrimination and Harassment at the FBI Training Academy
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Co-Chairs of the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Reps. Lois Frankel (FL-21), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) and DWC Vice Chairs Reps. Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-01) were joined by 16 colleagues in sending a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray today demanding answers regarding multiple accounts of sexual harassment and discrimination at the FBI Training Academy in Quantico, Virginia. According to media reports, women trainees were pena... Read more

  • ICYMI: Frankel Joins Oversight Committee Colleagues, Requests Hearing About Acosta Plea Deal with Epstein
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. (July 10, 2019)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, sent a letter inviting Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta to testify at a public hearing on July 23, 2019. They wrote: “The hearing will examine your actions as United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida in authorizing a non-prosecution agreement for Jeffrey Epstein, a... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Calls for Secretary Acosta to Resign Immediately
    Posted in Press Releases on July 9, 2019 | Preview rr

    West Palm Beach, FL – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) is calling for Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta’s immediate resignation following ongoing developments in the Jeffrey Epstein case, where he cut a “sweetheart deal” in 2008 while he was a US attorney in Florida: “Secretary Acosta allowed Jeffrey Epstein, a sexual predator, to roam the streets freely after there was substantial evidence he sexually abused and trafficked young girls. Acosta must resign, or President Trump should immediate... Read more