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  • Bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues Meets with Executive Director of UN Women, Discusses Global Priorities for Empowering Women and Girls
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, members of the Bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues met with Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) and Executive Director of UN Women. The discussion focused on UN Women’s efforts to end violence against women, respond to humanitarian and refugee crises, and invest in economic empowerment and gender equality programs. Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL) and Susan Brooks (R-IN), co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus fo... Read more

  • Frankel, DeLauro Applaud Advocates’ Equal Pay Lawsuit
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda

    WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement in support of the National Women’s Law Center, the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), and Democracy Forward’s lawsuit against the Trump administration for delaying the EEOC’s equal pay data collection initiative earlier this year. “It’s not enough to say men and women deserve equal pay for equal work. We need to fully enforce anti-discrimination law... Read more

  • Bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues Meets with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, members of the Bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues joined Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to discuss the future of infrastructure in the United States. Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL) and Susan Brooks (R-IN), co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues, provided the following statements: “It was an honor to meet with Transportation Secretary Chao to discuss the need to repair our crumbling roads and bridges and modernize our infrastr... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Lauds Marine Women’s Win For Privacy
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Our Veterans, Women's Health Care

    Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), Chair of the Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG), issued the following statement after the text of the PRIVATE Act passed as part of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The PRIVATE Act is bipartisan legislation that makes it illegal for military members to share explicit photos of others without consent. This legislation was initiated in response to the Marines United Facebook page scandal where male Marines posted hundreds... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Veterans Day
    Posted in Press Releases on November 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement in honor of Veterans Day, observed Saturday, November 11. “Today we honor the veterans who have selflessly served our nation and fought for our freedoms. As a proud mother of a U.S. Marine war veteran, I understand the sacrifices those in uniform make and I will never stop advocating for their well-being. We must make sure all our veterans have what they need to be successful when they return home.” Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Calls for Bipartisan Effort for CHIP Reauthorization
    Posted in Press Releases on November 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after voting against the Republican reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), a successful 20-year old program that provides health insurance to low-income children. “Republicans are playing deadly politics with a program that keeps nine million low-income children and pregnant women healthy. Democrats demand a better deal. Congress should work in a bipartisan way to immediately rea... Read more

  • Bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues Meets with Afghanistan’s First Lady Rula Ghani and Former First Lady Laura Bush
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, members of the Bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues joined the First Lady of Afghanistan, Rula Ghani; Former First Lady Laura Bush; U.S. Afghan Council members and House Foreign Affairs Committee members for an off the record discussion surrounding the challenges and opportunities facing Afghanistan’s women and girls. Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL) and Susan Brooks (R-IN), co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues, provided the fol... Read more

  • ICYMI: Rep. Frankel Slams GOP Tax Giveaway to Wealthiest Americans at the Expense of Seniors, Middle Class
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) took to the House floor to oppose the newly released Republican Tax Plan. Below, please find Rep. Frankel’s full remarks. “Mr. Speaker, I stand against Republican efforts to give massive tax cuts to the wealthiest citizens and big corporations, while robbing the pockets of middle-class families and ransacking Medicare and Medicaid. My constituents are worried. Just ask Marion, who uses Medicare to buy her costly diabetes drugs. Or Sherry, whose ... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Terrorist Attack in Manhattan
    Posted in Press Releases on October 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after at least eight people were killed and fifteen injured in a horrific attack in lower Manhattan today: “I join New Yorkers and all Americans in standing resolute and strong in the face of terror. While we wait for the full details, we thank the first responders for their courageous and quick response. My heart goes out to the victims and their families." ### ### Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Opposes Republican Job-Killing Budget that Paves the Way for Billionaires-First Tax Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Growing Jobs and the Economy, Medicare & Social Security

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after voting against the Republican budget proposal, which paves the way for the Billionaires-First tax plan: “Republicans just passed a budget that sells out seniors, children, veterans, and hard-working families to give a windfall of tax cuts to Trump’s billionaire and millionaire cronies. This disastrous tax plan is a bad deal that will raise taxes on the middle-class, ransack Medicare and Medicaid, expl... Read more