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  • Wearing white to the State of the Union isn’t what it used to be
    Posted in In the News on February 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda

    Written by Lindsey McPherson, Roll Call House Democratic women plan to break out their white suits and dresses Tuesday for President Donald Trump’s State of the Union. The color may be the same, but the reason has changed. “This is really going to be sending a message — especially to all the women and their families in the country that put us into the majority with all these new women [members] — that a big part of our agenda is going to be promoting the economic security of women and their fami... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Promotes Women’s Economic Empowerment and Opportunities with State of the Union Guest
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda

    WEST PALM BEACH, FL – February 4, 2019 –Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) announced Kim Churches, CEO of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), will be her guest to President Trump’s State of the Union address tomorrow night at 9:00 PM ET in Washington, DC. Frankel, Chair of the Democratic Women’s Working Group, will be wearing white along with House Democrats, promoting the message of economic security for women and families. “Kim is a champion advocate of policies that a... Read more

  • Frankel Bill to Empower Women Worldwide is Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on January 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Women's Economic Agenda

    WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Today, the Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment (WEEE) Act was signed into law. This bipartisan legislation, authored in the House by Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL) and former Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), will help break down gender-related barriers to economic growth and supports women-led enterprises in developing countries. “When women and girls are educated, free from violence, and have access to tools to support their families, their ... Read more

  • The Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act is One Step in the Right Direction—But We’ve Got a Long Way to Go
    Posted in In the News on December 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Women's Economic Agenda

    By Teresa Casale and Gayatri Patel, Ms. Magazine Gender equality advocates across the globe celebrated the House passage of the Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment (WEEE) Act in May, which promotes feminist international development policies that support female entrepreneurs. The WEEE Act affirms the importance of women’s rights—to own and control land and property, to live lives free of violence, to access the financial tools they need to start and grow businesses and to be succes... Read more

  • Lois Frankel, Susan Brooks Champion 'Keeping Girls in School Act
    Posted in In the News on October 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Education, Women's Economic Agenda

    Written by Kevin Derby, Sunshine State News The two chairwomen of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues--Republican U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks of Indiana and Democrat U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel of Florida--brought out the “Keeping Girls in School Act" which, they say, will “support the economic and educational empowerment of girls globally." “Today, over 130 million girls worldwide are not in school,” Frankel’s office noted. “While the U.S. has been the global leader in efforts to expand and impro... Read more

  • Frankel, Brooks Push for Girls Education on International Day of the Girl
    Posted in In the News on October 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Education, Women's Economic Agenda

    By Alex Gangitano, Roll Call In their travels around the world, Reps. Lois Frankel and Susan W. Brooks have seen firsthand the challenges girls face when it comes to getting an education. So to mark the International Day of the Girl, the two lawmakers are introducing legislation to do something about it. The bipartisan effort, known as the Keeping Girls in School Act, would ensure the U.S. Agency for International Development spends allocated money to keep girls in school and get more of them in... Read more

  • A historic number of women are running for office this year. Here’s why that’s good news.
    Posted in In the News on October 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda

    Written by Amanda Pell, Upworthy From sister survivors organizing to prosecute their assailants to movements for equal pay in Hollywood and beyond, this year women across the country are demanding a voice on issues that matter. And in November, that surge of woman power is set to hit Congressduring this year’s midterm elections. As of October, 262 women are on the ballot for the November primaries for the House and Senate races, according to Center for Women and Politics. And they're not all lib... Read more

  • 65 House Democrats Urge McConnell to Postpone Kavanaugh Proceedings
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda, Women's Health Care

    Washington, DC – September 27, 2018 – Today, 65 Democratic Members of Congress sent a statement to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: “Once again, we are urgently requesting that Senate leadership postpone any proceedings on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court until a thorough FBI investigation into the multiple allegations of sexual assault and misconduct has been completed. We have heard credible allegations from three women – Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez... Read more

  • Lois Frankel Leads More than 100 House Democrats Calling for Delaying a Vote on Brett Kavanaugh
    Posted in In the News on September 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda

    By Sunshine State News More than 100 Democrats in the U.S. House, led by a congresswoman from Florida, are calling on the U.S. Senate to delay confirmation votes on President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. With Kavanaugh being accused of sexual assault, U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., the chairwoman of the Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG), rounded up 109 House Democrats to send a letter to the U.S. Senate’s leadership-- Majority Leader Mitch ... Read more

  • What Lawmakers From My State Are Doing About Equal Pay, From Alabama To Florida
    Posted in In the News on September 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Growing Jobs and the Economy, Women's Economic Agenda

    Written by Michele Dale, Bustle Rep. Lois Frankel (D) "There are many factors perpetuating the wage gap between men and women. They include sexual harassment, lack of family-friendly paid leave policies and affordable child care, and the under-valuing of jobs primarily filled by women. That’s why as Chair of the Democratic Women’s Working Group, I have sponsored legislation and funding to enforce equal pay laws, worked to bolster spending on quality, affordable child care, require paid family le... Read more