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Rep. Frankel Votes to Send Aid to Israel

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Washington, DC – Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-22), released the following statement after voting in favor of a House measure that would send aid to Israel as our ally works to defeat Hamas. “From Hamas, Hezbollah, and Iran and its other proxies, Israel continues to face threats to her very existence,” said Rep. Frankel. “I thank President Biden and my colleagues in…

Rep. Frankel Joins Congressional Colleagues Calling for Immediate House Vote on Aid to Israel

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Washington, DC – Representative Lois Frankel (FL-22) is joining like-minded colleagues in calling on Speaker Mike Johnson to bring the Senate-passed supplemental foreign aid package to the floor for an immediate vote on Monday, which includes $14.1 billion for Israel to fund its defense efforts. Over the weekend, the Iranian regime staged an unprecedented direct attack on…

Women, Peace, and Security Caucus Co-Chairs Frankel, Kiggans Host Japanese Foreign Minister Kamikawa to Discuss WPS Agenda

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Washington, DC – Today, Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL-22) and Jen Kiggans (R-VA-02) welcomed Japanese Foreign Minister KAMIKAWA Yoko to the U.S. Capitol to discuss the WPS Caucus’s priorities for the coming year and Japan’s work to further the WPS agenda. In addition to Minister Kamikawa, the members were joined by Japanese…

Rep. Frankel Statement in Response to Israeli President Herzog’s Address to Congress

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Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-22), released the following statement after attending Israeli President Isaac Herzog’s address to a Joint Session of Congress. “Today, I was proud to attend Israeli President Isaac Herzog’s address to a Joint Session of Congress where he was welcomed with enthusiasm by the bipartisan, bicameral audience. He received generous standing ovations as he…

Rep. Frankel Votes Against Far-Right National Defense Spending Bill

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Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement after voting against the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2024. House Republicans filled this annual, historically bipartisan bill to the brim with extreme far-right agenda propaganda, including a harmful anti-abortion provision that undermines access to care for women servicemembers. “The National…

Rep. Frankel Opposes Disastrous Foreign Affairs Funding Bill

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Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-22), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after voting against the Republican-led State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (SFOPS) Appropriations funding bill for Fiscal Year 2024. The bill passed out of committee with only Republican support. “This bill diminishes our leadership in the world,…

Reps. Frankel, Lee, Kamlager-Dove Celebrate International Women’s Day with Introduction of Feminist Foreign Policy Resolution

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Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Lois Frankel (FL-22), Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, Barbara Lee (CA-12), Ranking Member of the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Subcommittee, and Sydney Kamlager-Dove (CA-37) were joined by 41 Members to introduce a resolution calling for the United States to adopt a feminist foreign policy. This resolution…

Women, Peace, and Security Caucus Hosts Ukrainian Delegation in Honor of International Women’s Day

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Washington, DC – Today, Co-Chairs of the Bipartisan Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Caucus, Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL-22) and Michael Waltz (R-FL-06), hosted Ukrainian government and civil society women leaders and senior U.S. Government officials for a closed-door discussion on how to improve WPS efforts in Ukraine. Members discussed the security objectives, resistance…

Rep. Frankel Statement on Earthquake Resolution Passage

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Washington, DC—Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement after the House passed a bipartisan resolution mourning the loss of life from the devastating earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria and honoring the responders assisting in the region. The resolution, which Rep. Frankel co-led, underscores the need for international assistance, while condemning the Assad…

Rep. Frankel Statement on Disaster Relief

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Washington, DC – Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after voting to pass the Continuing Appropriations and Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2023 which prevents a government shutdown by extending funding for critical education, health, housing, and public safety programs through December 16th. This legislation authorizes billions…