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  • Leaders of the Democratic Women’s Working Group Denounce President Trump’s Sexist Tweets
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda, Women's Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the leadership of the Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG), Reps. Lois Frankel, Brenda Lawrence, and Jackie Speier, released a joint statement following President Trump’s sexist tweets this morning: “It is indeed a sad day for our country when the President of the United States spends his time verbally attacking women instead of working to advance their rights. The latest tweet on Mika Brzezinski's appearance – while certainly not the last – continues an assault on wom... Read more

  • Frankel Commemorates 45th Anniversary of Historic Title IX Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda, Women's Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), Chair of the Democratic Women’s Working Group, issued a statement commemorating the 45th anniversary of Title IX, landmark legislation that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. “Growing up in the 1960’s I watched my male classmates awarded sports scholarships to colleges and universities while young women were left behind. That changed with the passage of Title IX which impr... Read more

  • Congresswomen Frankel and Brooks Selected as Chairs of Bipartisan Congressional Women’s Caucus
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda

    WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (D-FL) and Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN) have been elected by the women of the House as Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues for the 115th Congress. Congresswomen Mimi Walters (R-CA) and Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) will serve as Co-Vice Chairs. “I look forward to working with my colleagues on finding common ground and advocating issues important to the advancement of women and girls,” Frankel said. “The Congressional Women’s Caucus i... Read more

  • There Is A New Plan To Help Lower-Income Parents Afford Quality Child Care
    Posted in In the News on February 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Growing Jobs and the Economy, Education, Women's Economic Agenda

    Child care is more expensive than public college tuition in most U.S. states making it unaffordable for the majority of middle-class families, let alone those living in poverty. Now, some lawmakers are trying to change that. Congressional Democrats announced a new bill on Thursday that aims to increase access to child care for lower-income families and improve the notoriously inconsistent quality of the child care those subsidies buy. The Child Care Access to Resources for Early-learning (CARE)... Read more

  • Frankel Introduces Resolution to Mark Equal Pay Day, Calls for Paycheck Fairness
    Posted in Press Releases on April 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda

    Equal Pay Day, recognized this year on April 14, marks the day when women’s earnings from January 2014 finally equaled what men earned in calendar year 2014 alone. To highlight this critical disparity, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22), Vice Chair of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues, introduced the Equal Pay Day Resolution and called on Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act to help close the wage gap. Click here to watch Rep. Frankel’s remarks on the House floor calling for payc... Read more

  • Frankel to Serve as Vice Chair of Bipartisan Congressional Women’s Caucus
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda, Women's Health Care

    Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) has been elected Vice Chair of the Congressional Women’s Caucus for the 114th Congress. She will be sworn in today with other newly elected leadership of the Caucus. “For more than 30 years, the Women’s Caucus has championed women’s issues in our country and around the globe – putting aside partisanship and embracing collaboration,” said Congresswoman Frankel. “I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to improve the lives of women... Read more

  • House Passes the Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 20, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Education, Women's Economic Agenda

    The House passed the bipartisan Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act yesterday to expand scholarship opportunities for students in Pakistan. The legislation included a provision sponsored by Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) encouraging scholarship recipients to commit to improving their local communities. “By educating young women, we advance democracy in countries threatened by extremism,” Frankel said. The Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act authorizes continued funding over the next three years fo... Read more

  • Important Bipartisan Child Care Legislation Passed by Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on November 18, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda

    Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) today applauded the bipartisan work of Congress to reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG), which will improve child care quality and help parents find and sustain employment. On Monday night, the Senate agreed to the House-passed version of the legislation and it will now be sent to President Obama for his signature. “Continuing this program ensures that parents across the country can go to work with peace of mind that their children... Read more

  • Frankel Hosts Women’s Equality Day Roundtable Honoring 94th Anniversary of Passage of the 19th Amendment Ahead of Florida Primary
    Posted in Press Releases on August 25, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda

    Heading into Florida's primary on Tuesday, Congresswoman Lois Frankel will hold a roundtable on Monday to honor Women’s Equality Day, which marks the passage of women's right to vote. The discussion will highlight the Women’s Economic Agenda and the need for women to vote to make it a reality. “When women get paid fair, decent wages and parents can balance work and family life, America's economy will grow and more children will thrive. In order for this to happen, women have to elect officials t... Read more

  • Frankel “Very Disappointed” Senate GOP Blocked Minimum Wage Hike
    Posted in Press Releases on April 30, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda

    Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement after Senate Republicans successfully filibustered an attempt to raise the federal minimum wage. The Republican Majority in the House has also opposed raising the minimum wage. Representative Frankel is a co-sponsor of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013. "A hard day’s work should mean a decent day’s pay. Increasing the minimum wage would help families put food on the table while enabling our small businesses to flourish. We must ... Read more