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  • 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

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on President Trump’s Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action: “Withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to fulfill a campaign promise is a shortsighted and scary move that allows Iran back on the path to a nuclear weapons capability should it choose to do so. This decision has the potential to destabilize the region, isolate the U.S. from our European alli... Read more

  • Royce, Frankel Introduce Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Growing Jobs and the Economy, Foreign Affairs, Women's Economic Agenda

    Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) and Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL), Co-Chair of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues, today introduced the Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act (H.R. 5480). The bipartisan legislation seeks to address gender-related barriers to economic growth and supports women-led enterprises. Chairman Royce on the introduction of H.R. 5480: “In far too many places worldwide, women are still denied access t... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Trump’s Failure to Sanction Russia
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after the Trump Administration refused to implement Congressionally-mandated sanctions on Russian defense and intelligence entities. These sanctions were enacted in response to Russia’s meddling in the 2016 elections. “By failing to impose new sanctions, President Trump is letting Putin get away with a blatant assault on our democracy. The State Department’s justification that they have deterred Russia with... Read more

  • Bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues Meets with Afghanistan’s First Lady Rula Ghani and Former First Lady Laura Bush
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, members of the Bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues joined the First Lady of Afghanistan, Rula Ghani; Former First Lady Laura Bush; U.S. Afghan Council members and House Foreign Affairs Committee members for an off the record discussion surrounding the challenges and opportunities facing Afghanistan’s women and girls. Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL) and Susan Brooks (R-IN), co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues, provided the fol... Read more

  • Lois Frankel gets up close look at perilous situation with North Korea
    Posted in In the News on April 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Written by: Anthony Man, Sun Sentinel Just back from a trip to Japan and South Korea, Congresswoman Lois Frankel said Tuesday there is no ideal solution for dealing with North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. It’s clear to her that that diplomacy — and not military action — is the path to avoiding an attack by North Korea that could result in widespread death and destruction. Frankel, a Palm Beach County Democrat who is a strong critic of President Donald Trump, gave him a passing — though inco... Read more

  • Congresswoman Frankel Returns from Visit to South Korea and Japan
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) has just returned from a week-long bipartisan fact finding and policy discussions sponsored by the Aspen Institute and focused on threat emanating from North Korea’s nuclear program. The bipartisan delegation visited the U.S. Naval Base at Yokosuka Japan and the demilitarized zone that separates North and South Korea. The group met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean Minister Yun Byung-se as well as parliamentarians fr... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on U.S. Airstrikes in Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement today on U.S. airstrikes in Syria: “The war in Syria is the greatest humanitarian crisis since World War II, killing hundreds of thousands and displacing millions of people. The targeted U.S. airstrikes in response to Assad's brutal chemical attack must be followed by a long-term, comprehensive strategy aimed at protecting innocent civilians. The President should work with our allies, consult with Congress, and ... Read more

  • Rep. Lois Frankel Reacts to Trump's Muslim Ban
    Posted in In the News on January 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Immigration

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  • Frankel, Weber Provision to Protect Americans Abroad Passes Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congress passed the Department of State Authorities Act for Fiscal Year 2017, including a critical embassy security provision, authored by Representatives Lois Frankel (FL-22) and Randy Weber (TX-14). The measure allows the State Department to use best-value contracting, the flexibility to consider factors beyond just cost, when hiring security firms to protect our diplomats and embassy personnel abroad. In early 2013, Frankel attended her first hearing of the Foreign Aff... Read more