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  • Democratic Women’s Caucus Members Send Letter to President Trump Condemning his Continuing Degradation of Women
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, 50 members of the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) sent a letter to President Trump in response to his disrespectful rhetoric and policies toward women. The letter is sent on the heels of Secretary Pompeo disparaging a well-renowned journalist for doing her job, and President Trump validating this behavior by stating, “you did a good job on her.” Please find the full text of the letter below. “Dear President Trump: We are writing this letter in response to your continuing ... Read more

  • ICYMI: Rep. Frankel Supports Bills Preventing Unauthorized War with Iran
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, DC – On Thursday, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) took to the House floor to support bills to repeal the 2002 authorization for use of military force against Iraq and prohibit funding for an unauthorized war with Iran, ensuring that the United States cannot enter into war with Iran without Congressional approval. The bills passed the house by votes of 228 to 175 and 236 to 166, respectively, and will now go to the Senate for consideration. Below are Rep. Frankel’s remarks as delivered: “Th... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Senate Vote Against Calling Witnesses in Impeachment Trial
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2020 | Preview rr

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after the United States Senate voted against hearing witness testimony in the impeachment trial: “It is a sad day for our nation. The United States Senate failed the country with its vote not to allow witnesses at the impeachment trial of Donald Trump. Americans want the truth, not a cover-up.” ### Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Harmful Trump Administration Medicaid Guidance
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care, Health Care

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement following the release of the Trump Administration’s harmful Medicaid block grant guidance: “The Trump Administration just struck another devastating blow to health care for people across the country. Their harmful Medicaid block grant guidance would deny Americans the care they need by allowing states to turn away qualified applicants, limit health benefits, and deprive people of their medications.” ### Read more

  • 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