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  • Frankel, Brooks, Lowey, and Fitzpatrick Celebrate Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Keep Girls in School Worldwide
    Posted in Press Releases on January 28, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Education, Women's Economic Agenda, Women's Health Care

    Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL-21), Susan W. Brooks (R-IN-05), Nita Lowey (D-NY-17) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01) celebrated the passage of the Keeping Girls in School Act, which they introduced last year, to support the educational empowerment of girls globally. The legislation now goes to the Senate, where a companion bill was introduced by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). Adolescent girls who remain in school are more likely to live longe... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Bolton Revelation, Need for Witness Testimony in Senate Impeachment Trial
    Posted in Press Releases on January 27, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement following the revelation that President Trump told National Security Adviser John Bolton that he would continue the freeze on military aid to Ukraine until the country agreed to investigate Trump’s political rival: “Leaked excerpts from John Bolton’s memoir confirm that Trump said he would withhold aid from Ukraine for his own personal, political purposes, there can be no doubt now that Bolton must be cal... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Announces Millions in Reimbursements for Local Law Enforcement, Town of Palm Beach
    Posted in Press Releases on January 21, 2020 | Preview rr

    West Palm Beach, FL – Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, West Palm Beach Police Department, and Town of Palm Beach were reimbursed more than $3.9 million for protecting the President during his visits to South Florida: “Trump’s many trips to Mar-a-Lago have significant impact on local budgets. This money will provide much needed relief. I will continue working with colleagues to make sure our community is provided with appropria... Read more

  • Democratic Women’s Caucus Leadership Celebrates Virginia’s Historic Equal Rights Amendment Ratification Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on January 17, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, the Co-Chairs of the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Representatives Jackie Speier (CA-14), Lois Frankel (FL-21), Brenda L. Lawrence, and Vice Chairs Representatives Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-01) released the following statement after the Virginia House of Delegates and Senate voted to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) on January 15th. “Virginia’s vote to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment was a historic and monumental win for women’s rights and fo... Read more

  • ICYMI: Rep. Frankel Supports Bill to Protect Senior Workers Against Age Discrimination
    Posted in Press Releases on January 15, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – On Wednesday, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) took to the House floor to support the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act, which would ensure older workers will once again have the same legal protections against age discrimination as those that exist for discrimination based on race, sex, nationality, and religion. The bill passed the house by a vote of 261 to 155 and now goes to the Senate. Below are Rep. Frankel’s remarks as delivered: “Thank you, Mr. Speaker, and tha... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Votes to Transmit Articles of Impeachment to Senate, Name Impeachment Managers
    Posted in Press Releases on January 15, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after transmission of the articles of impeachment to the Senate. “President Trump abused his power by withholding critical foreign assistance for his own personal political benefit and then obstructed Congress during a lawful investigation. Last month, with my support, the House voted to hold the President accountable. It is now up to the Senate to hold a fair trial that must include access to evidence an... Read more

  • Democratic Women’s Caucus Leadership, Rep. DeLauro Oppose Department of Labor’s Decision to Ignore Pay Data
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Growing Jobs and the Economy, Women's Economic Agenda

    Washington, DC – Today, Co-Chairs of the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Representatives Lois Frankel (FL-21), Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Vice Chairs Representatives Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-01) were joined by Representative Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) in sending a letter to the Department of Labor expressing strong opposition to the Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) announcement stating that it will not “request, accept,... Read more

  • ICYMI: Rep. Frankel Urges Senate to Pass Lifesaving Prescription Drug Cost Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on January 9, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) took to the House floor to urge the Senate to take up and pass H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which will lower prescription drug costs for all Americans. The bill passed the house on December 12, 2019 by a vote of 230 to 192 and is awaiting action in the Senate. Below are Rep. Frankel’s remarks as delivered: “Madam Speaker, I am holding in my hand a pill cutter. Pharmacists tell me that it’s one of the most popular gadgets in the drugsto... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Votes for War Powers Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on January 9, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after voting for a resolution to limit the President’s use of military force against Iran without congressional authority: “As the mother of a U.S. Marine war veteran, I came to Congress with the promise of never sending someone else’s child to a war that could have been avoided. America is not a monarchy – the decision to go to war requires debate, deliberation, and collective judgement. This resolution ... Read more

  • ICYMI: Rep. Frankel Supports War Powers Resolution on House Floor
    Posted in Press Releases on January 9, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) took to the House floor to support a War Powers Resolution to limit the President’s use of military force against Iran. The resolution passed the house by a vote of 224 to 194 and will soon be considered by the Senate. Below are Rep. Frankel’s remarks as delivered: “Thank you, Mr. Speaker. As the mother of a United States Marine war veteran, I came to Congress with the promise of never sending someone else’s child to a war that could be avoided... Read more