McMorris Rodgers Leads Successful GOP Women’s Special Order on House Floor

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference, led 14 Republican women Members on the House Floor for a GOP Women’s Special Order Tuesday night.  The Special Order, entitled, “I Am a Republican Woman,” highlighted Members’ backgrounds, their personal stories and policy objectives, and the Republican agenda to create jobs.

“While our backgrounds and professions may be different, one thing is not: we are all conservative reformers – committed to leaving America better for our children and grandchildren than it was for us,” said Rep. McMorris Rodgers.  “Women are at the center of this debate, and House Republican women are committed to leading it.”

Rep. McMorris Rodgers and her House Republican colleagues emphasized that women play an integral role in the U.S. economy: they start two out of three new businesses, which generate nearly $2.5 trillion in revenue a year; manage 83% of household income; and comprise the vast majority of America’s health care providers.  They focused on the House Republican Plan for America’s Job Creators and the need to empower small businesses, spur economic growth, and get Americans back to work.

“From the fruit stand in Kettle Falls to the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C., I am here because I refuse to let the American Dream be threatened,” said Rep. McMorris Rodgers.  “We are on the road to economic recovery, and the House Republican women are committed to ensuring that we get there.”

Also on the House Floor were Representatives Sandy Adams (R-FL), Judy Biggert (R-IL), Diane Black (R-TN), Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY), Renee Ellmers (R-NC), Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), Kristi Noem (R-SD), Martha Roby (R-AL), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Jean Schmidt (R-OH).

To watch Rep. McMorris Rodgers’s remarks on the House Floor, please visit her YouTube page here

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