Reps. Frankel and Waltz Statement on Keeping Girls in School Act Passing Out of Committee
Washington, July 29, 2022
Washington, DC—Today, Reps. Lois Frankel (D-FL-21) and Michael Waltz (R-FL-06), co-chairs of the Women, Peace, and Security Caucus, released the following statement after the House Foreign Affairs Committee voted to advance the Keeping Girls in School Act—a bill dedicated to closing the gender parity gap in education and keeping girls in school when they are most at risk of dropping out.
“Girls who receive an education are more likely to lead healthy, productive lives, earn higher incomes, and build better futures for themselves and their families,” the Members said. “This puts them in positions to make their communities more prosperous and secure. We’re grateful to the House Foreign Affairs Committee for advancing this important piece of legislation that will advance gender equity, and we look forward to passing it on the House Floor later this session.”