McMorris, Capps Named Co-Chairs of Congressional Women’s Caucus

Dec 28, 2008

(Washington, D.C.)  The Congressional Women’s Caucus announced today that Congresswoman Cathy McMorris (R-WA) and Congresswoman Lois Capps (D-CA) have been elected to serve as Co-Chairs of the bipartisan caucus. A “passing of the gavel” ceremony will be held tomorrow Tuesday, January 23rd at 5:30 PM in the Rayburn House Office Building B369.

“The Women’s Caucus is a unique opportunity to work in a bipartisan fashion on issues that impact women here in the United States and throughout the world,” said McMorris. “As female leaders, it is important that we are able to come together to promote solutions to the problems facing young girls, women and families. I look forward to co-chairing this caucus with Congresswoman Lois Capps and working on a new legislative agenda that will further the cause and help inspire women worldwide.”

“I am truly honored to have been selected by my Democratic colleagues to serve as Co-Chair of the Women’s Caucus,” said Capps. “For thirty years this ground breaking organization has worked to improve the lives of women by casting aside partisanship and embracing cooperation. In the 110th Congress the Women’s Caucus will continue this proud tradition of bipartisanship, setting an example that I hope all of our colleagues will embrace. Time and again the Women’s Caucus has demonstrated that we can best serve our constituents and the country by working together. Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers is a talented Representative who shares this strong commitment. I look forward to working closely with her and the rest of the Women’s Caucus over the next two years as we pursue our bipartisan agenda to help women and their families.”

Founded in 1977, the Congressional Women’s Caucus has been a leading advocate for issues to improve the lives of women and families. They have helped pass legislation on a variety of women’s issues including equitable pay, tougher child support enforcement, promoting women’s health and protecting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

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