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  • 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

  • Rep. Frankel Statement After Visiting Lake Worth Shelter Housing Immigrant Girls
    Posted in Press Releases on July 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Lake Worth, FL – Today Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after visiting the new Residential Child Caring Agency in Lake Worth, Florida that is holding unaccompanied teenage immigrant girls. “Today at the shelter, we saw the lucky ones. Unlike many other detention facilities in our country, the Rinconcito del Sol facility is well-run, spacious and clean. I spoke with the girls and they told me of the horrendous conditions in their home countries. The shelter is pro... Read more

  • Democratic Women’s Caucus Leadership Demands Answers About Gender Discrimination and Unequal Pay for U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team
    Posted in Press Releases on July 3, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Growing Jobs and the Economy, Women's Economic Agenda

    Washington, DC – Co-Chairs of the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Reps. Lois Frankel (FL-21), Jackie Speier (CA-14), Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), and DWC Vice Chairs Reps. Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-01), were joined by 47 colleagues today in sending a letter to U.S. Soccer Federation President Carlos Cordeiro expressing their deep concern regarding inequities in pay, publicity, and investment in the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT). The Members are also demanding answers from ... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Votes in Support of Humanitarian Assistance for Children and Families at the Border
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, DC – Today, Appropriations Committee member Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after voting to send necessary resources to support the children and families being held in detention centers on our southern border: “We must send immediate relief and aid to children living in inhumane conditions on our southern border. The cruel treatment they have suffered goes against our American values and all human decency. Although the legislation is not perfect, ... Read more