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  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Senate Passage of Ukraine Supplemental
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement in response to the Senate passage of a $40.1 billion supplemental funding bill to support Ukraine. “Today, we followed through on our promise to continue to help Ukraine defend its people, sovereignty, and freedom with a new $40 billion aid package,” said Rep. Frankel. “Last month, President Zelenskyy delivered an impassioned plea before Congress for additional assistance to fight back against Putin’... Read more

  • Women, Peace, and Security Caucus Co-Chairs Frankel, Waltz Statement on Taliban’s Order to Shut Down Girls’ High Schools
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Women's Economic Agenda

    Washington, DC – Today, Co-Chairs of the bipartisan Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Caucus Representatives Lois Frankel (FL-21) and Michael Waltz (FL-06) released the following statement in response to the Taliban’s order that girls’ high schools in Afghanistan be shut down. “The Taliban’s refusal to reopen girls’ high schools threatens the future for millions of Afghan girls, and the future of the country itself. Where women are repressed, societies are worse off,” said Rep. Frankel. “I am mov... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s Address to Congress, President Biden’s Response
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement in response to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s address to the U.S. Congress and President Biden’s announcement in response. In his address, Zelensky expressed gratitude for the overwhelming U.S. support for the Ukrainian people and asked for additional assistance in their fight against the Russian invasion. Later, President Biden delivered a speech to announce an additional $800 million in secu... Read more

  • Women, Peace, and Security Caucus Co-Chairs Frankel, Waltz Statement on International Women’s Day
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Co-Chairs of the bipartisan Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Caucus Representatives Lois Frankel (FL-21) and Michael Waltz (FL-06) released the following statement recognizing International Women’s Day. “Increasing women’s participation in peace and security efforts is crucial to advancing gender equality and to broader international security,” said Rep. Frankel. “This year’s International Women’s Day theme—Break The Bias—underscores the importance of breaking down the ... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on President Biden’s State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Growing Jobs and the Economy, Foreign Affairs

    Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement in response to President Biden’s first State of the Union address. “President Biden and Democrats are building a better America and standing up for our values at home and abroad,” said Rep. Frankel. “We’ve already witnessed historic economic growth under the Biden-Harris Administration, including the most new jobs created in a year and largest drop in unemployment ever. The plan the President outlined tod... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Russian Invasion of Ukraine, Biden Administration Response
    Posted in Press Releases on February 24, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement in support of President Biden’s announcement of further sanctions and export controls against Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine. The sanctions, which were announced following the President’s meeting with G7 leaders, will be implemented in coordination with NATO and allies from around to world to further limit Russia’s ability to conduct international business, and will have far reaching a... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Russian Aggression Against Ukraine, President Biden’s Response
    Posted in Press Releases on February 22, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement in response to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and President Biden’s announcement that the United States would join the European Union and the United Kingdom in establishing new financial sanctions on Russia. “Vladimir Putin’s hostility in Ukraine is not only a threat to the sovereignty and security of the Ukrainian people, but to all those who want to live in a world where free and democratic na... Read more

  • Joint Statement: Amnesty International U.K. Report Delegitimizes Jewish and Democratic State of Israel
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Israel, Foreign Affairs

    Washington D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) led Reps. Brad Schneider (IL-10), Lois Frankel (FL-21), Elaine Luria (VA-02), Kathy Manning (NC-06), Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05), Dean Phillips (MN-3), Brad Sherman (CA-30) and Jake Auchincloss (MA-04) in releasing the following joint statement: “We wholly reject Amnesty International UK’s report which is nothing but part of ongoing efforts to delegitimize the Jewish and democratic State of Israel. Amnesty International rejects even... Read more

  • Frankel Provisions Advancing Women Included in National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022
    Posted in Press Releases on September 23, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Our Veterans, Israel, Foreign Affairs

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022, a strong, bipartisan bill that strengthens America’s national security, upholds our values, supports our servicemembers and their families, and advances our leadership around the world. Importantly, the bill includes key Frankel provisions to advance women’s participation in national security forces at home and abroad. Specifically, the bill includes l... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Haiti
    Posted in Press Releases on August 17, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement on the aftermath of the 7.2 earthquake that struck Haiti on Saturday. “My thoughts continue to be with Haiti where too many are mourning the loss of their loved ones after this past weekend’s devastating earthquake,” said Rep. Frankel. “I was glad to see the Biden-Harris Administration take swift action to help Haiti through relief and development assistance. Now is the time for the international community to join together... Read more