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  • Frankel, DeLauro Applaud Advocates’ Equal Pay Lawsuit
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda

    WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement in support of the National Women’s Law Center, the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), and Democracy Forward’s lawsuit against the Trump administration for delaying the EEOC’s equal pay data collection initiative earlier this year. “It’s not enough to say men and women deserve equal pay for equal work. We need to fully enforce anti-discrimination law... Read more

  • How The Democratic Women’s Working Group Is Fighting Trump’s Attacks On Birth Control
    Posted in In the News on October 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda, Women's Health Care

    Written By: Lani Seelinger, Bustle There's a good chance that you haven't heard of the Democratic Women's Working Group (DWWG), but now this congressional group is on the front lines of one of the most important fights that the Trump administration has brought about so far. The DWWG, comprised of all of the Democratic women in the House of Representatives, currently has a pretty significant assault on their hands: Trump's decision to roll back the ACA's birth control mandate. The administration ... Read more

  • Democrats Introduce Bill To Fight Trump On Birth Control Mandate
    Posted in In the News on October 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda, Women's Health Care

    Written By: Catherine Pearson, Huffington Post Democrats in the House and Senate have introduced a new bill that would stop President Donald Trump’s recent attack on an Obama-era birth control mandate that has guaranteed 55 million women access to free contraception. Earlier this month, the Trump administration announced its plans to rollback the requirement, which guaranteed contraceptive coverage at no cost to women and provided only limited exceptions to religious institutions. The Trump poli... Read more

  • Rep. Lois Frankel grew up in the 1950s. She’s resisted ‘pink and blue’ stereotypes ever since
    Posted in In the News on August 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda, Women's Health Care

    Written by: Ashley Nguyen, The Lily When Rep. Lois Frankel was growing up in Great Neck, N.Y., in the 1950s, “it was a strange time,” the Florida Democrat said. There were very strong stereotypes about boys and girls. The message for girls was one we’ve all heard: Grow up, get married and have children. Frankel knew very few mothers who had careers. Divorce was out of the question. She calls it the “pink and blue time.” The Long Island public school she attended helped. When it came to team spor... Read more

  • 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

  • How Motherhood Inspired Rep. Lois Frankel to Run for Office
    Posted in In the News on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda, Women's Health Care

    Written by: Mattie Kahn, Elle Magazine The statistics aren't good. According to recent estimates, women make up just under 20 percent of Congress and less than 25 percent of all state legislatures. Only six of our nation's governors are women. But we are 51 percent of the population. And the research shows that when women participate in government, we make it run better, more collaboratively. Historically, women have needed to be convinced to enter politics. But within weeks of the 2016 presiden... 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