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  • Frankel Bill to Empower Women Worldwide is Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on January 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Women's Economic Agenda

    WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Today, the Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment (WEEE) Act was signed into law. This bipartisan legislation, authored in the House by Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL) and former Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), will help break down gender-related barriers to economic growth and supports women-led enterprises in developing countries. “When women and girls are educated, free from violence, and have access to tools to support their families, their ... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Trump’s Tuesday Evening Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement ahead of President Trump’s planned televised address this evening: “I hope Mr. Trump will finally tell the truth – the only national emergency is the government shutdown he has created, which has left 800,000 Americans without pay, and the humanitarian crisis at the border that has been fueled by his own cruel policies. I urge him to declare an end to his reckless shutdown.” ### Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement After Trump’s Televised Address about the Shutdown and Border
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    West Palm Beach, FL – Tonight, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s televised address to the national regarding the shutdown and southern border: “Tonight, we witnessed Donald Trump use the Oval Office as a prop to spew exaggerations and untruths about what he calls a crisis at our southern border. In his quest for an ineffective, wasteful, immoral wall, Mr. Trump has shut down our government, causing 800,000 Americans to go without pay. On th... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Trump Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on December 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after the federal government shut down at midnight: “Taking orders from conservative talk host pundits, Donald Trump has driven us into a reckless government shutdown as most Americans prepare for the holidays. The President said that he’s “proud” to shut down the government, threatening our national security and the livelihood of hundreds of thousands of workers just to fund his immoral, ineffective, and e... Read more

  • Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act Heads to President’s Desk
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – The Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act passed the House today, moving the bill to the White House. The bipartisan legislation, authored in the House by 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, will help break down gender-related barriers to economic growth and supports women-led enterprises in developing countries. “The WEEE Act recognizes there ... Read more

  • Congressmembers Introduce Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Health Care

    Legislation would require the State Department to restore its practice of including reproductive rights in annual report after its exclusion in 2017 by the Trump administration WASHINGTON, DC – Today, on International Human Rights Day and the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Ranking Member Nita Lowey, Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Rep. Katherine Clark, Ranking Member Eliot Engel, Rep. Barbara Lee, and Rep. Lois Frankel introduced the Reproductive Righ... Read more

  • Reps. Frankel, Speier, Lawrence, Kuster Call on Sec. DeVos to Rescind Title IX Proposed Rules
    Posted in Press Releases on November 29, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, the leadership of the Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG), Representatives Jackie Speier (CA-14), Lois Frankel (FL-21), and Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), as well as Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) and 76 of their House colleagues sent a letter to Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos condemning her recently proposed rule for Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (Title IX). The letter urges Secretary DeVos to withdraw these dangerous proposed policy ... Read more

  • Frankel, Chair of Democratic Women’s Working Group, Congratulates Newly Elected Women
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), Chair of the Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG), made the following statement regarding the midterm election, where a record-breaking number of women were elected to the U.S. Congress. “Congratulations and a warm welcome to at least 35 Democratic women newly elected to Congress. From veterans, medical professionals, attorneys, CIA officers, and teachers – our caucus is expanding to include an even more diverse and impressive group of wom... Read more

  • House Dems Slam Proposed State Dept. Censorship on Women's Health
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Women's Health Care, Health Care

    WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Rep. Nita M. Lowey, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee and its Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations; Rep. Barbara Lee; Rep. Jan Schakowsky; and Rep. Lois Frankel today denounced new proposed policies at the State Department that would censor discussion of women’s health. In a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the Members expressed outrage at new reports that the Admi... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Continued Vote Counting in South Florida
    Posted in Press Releases on November 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement on continued vote-counting in Palm Beach and Broward Counties: “Our democracy is dependent on exercising our fundamental right to vote. The latest Twitter tirades by President Trump and Senator Rubio, along with Governor Rick Scott’s lawsuits, threaten to distort the will of the people in Palm Beach and Broward Counties. Their actions are clearly politically motivated and desperate. Every vote in Florida must be c... Read more