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  • Frankel Champions Funding for Global Women’s Health and Equality, Israel Security Assistance in Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Israel, Foreign Affairs, Women's Economic Agenda, Women's Health Care, Health Care

    Washington, DC – Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after helping pass the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Agencies funding bill for Fiscal Year 2020 out of the Appropriations Committee. During yesterday’s markup, Rep. Frankel fiercely took on the Republican attempt to cut off women’s access to health care around the world and limit reproductive rights. Included in this bill are provisions supported by Rep. Frankel that will protect a woman’s full ... Read more

  • Reps. Frankel, Weber Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Expand USAID, Israel International Development Partnership
    Posted in Press Releases on March 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Israel, Foreign Affairs

    Representatives Lois Frankel (FL-21-D) and Randy Weber (TX-14-R) introduced legislation to enhance development cooperation in the areas of water resources, agriculture and energy storage between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Israel in developing countries. Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on U.S. Embassy Move to Jerusalem
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Israel, Foreign Affairs

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after the relocation of the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem: “Opening the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the Jewish people and the State of Israel, symbolizes the enduring friendship between our nations. While I join Americans and Israelis in celebrating, I remain disappointed by the absence of a serious commitment to the two-state solution. Divorced from a broader ... Read more

  • A letter to Donald Trump: Fix the Iran Deal, don’t nix it
    Posted in In the News on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Israel, Foreign Affairs

    Written by: Rep. Lois Frankel, The Hill Dear President Trump: You will soon have to decide whether to renew nuclear-related sanctions on Iran. As the May 12 deadline approaches, I have some unsolicited advice for you, Mr. President: Fix the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), don’t nix it. We should remain in the deal and work with our international partners to strengthen it. Otherwise, we risk returning to a time when Iran was just months away from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on President Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Israel

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel: “The President’s announcement today is consistent with current U.S. law and reaffirms what we already know: Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Jewish people and the State of Israel. The U.S. must recommit to our long-standing goal of a negotiated solution that leads to two states for two people. Only direct negotiations between the pa... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Opposes Trump’s Decision to Decertify Iran Nuclear Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Israel

    Washington, DC -- Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21) opposes President Donald Trump’s decision to withhold certification of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), otherwise known as the Iran nuclear agreement. The JCPOA must be re-certified by the President every three months under existing U.S. law. Today’s decision begins a 60-day window for Congress to consider re-imposing JCPOA-related sanctions on Iran. “President Trump’s decision to withhold certification of the JCPOA is a manufa... Read more

  • Frankel Applauds Largest U.S.-Israel Military Aid Package in History
    Posted in Press Releases on September 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Israel

    Contact: Rachel Huxley-Cohen, rachel.huxley-cohen@mail.house.gov, 202-258-0743 Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) issued the following statement regarding the signing of a new ten-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for at least $38 billion in U.S. military aid to Israel. “Threats from all fronts jeopardize the safety of our greatest ally in the Middle East,” Frankel said. “This historic deal will provide Israel with the resources to defend itself while underscoring the United States’ unwaver... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on Israel’s 68th Independence Day
    Posted in Press Releases on May 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Israel

    Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) issued the following statement honoring Israel’s 68th Independence Day, or Yom Haatzmaut. “Today, I join Israelis in celebrating their accomplishments and rejoicing in their freedom. I was born just a few days after Israel’s independence and grew up alongside the Jewish State, watching it develop into a strong ally in democracy, even in the face of existential threats. Every year on this day, I am reminded of the strength and courage of the Israeli peopl... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on Bus Bombing in Jerusalem
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Israel, Foreign Affairs

    Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement in response to the bus bombing attack in Jerusalem. “No one should ever have to fear for their life during their evening commute. I stand strongly with our ally, Israel, in solidarity, and my thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones.” ### Read more

  • Frankel Urges Increased Funding for U.S.-Israel Anti-tunnel Defense Program
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Israel, Foreign Affairs

    Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) has called for Congress to increase investment to $42.7 million in Fiscal Year 2017 for the development of a new Joint U.S.-Israel Anti-tunnel Defense Program. This cooperative U.S.-Israel protection system is a response to underground tunnel networks from Gaza to Israel used by terrorist groups to stage attacks against Israelis. “Israel is constantly threatened in air, on land, and underground.” Frankel said. “This joint investment will make both our nations m... Read more