Female GOP House members mobilize against ‘war on women’ rhetoric

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Republicans are still fighting the Democratic narrative that the GOP is engaged in a so-called “war on women.”

On Tuesday the vice chair of the House Republican Conference, Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, released “House Republican Women Working for You,” a video featuring the voices of all 24 Republican women, from 17 different states, serving in the House of Representatives.



“We Republican women are working together to create jobs, reduce spending, help small businesses and put health care decisions back into your hands,” the congresswomen say in the video.

“While our backgrounds are 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. We know what it’s like to run a budget, a business and a family. So we will continue to stand on the House floor, debate in committee hearings, fight against big-government policies and listen to those of you who elected us.”

“We, as Republican women, are leading the charge to make America great again.”

The video comes on the heels of Monday’s announcement that all 24 have formed a Women’s Policy Committee, touted as “a formal Congressional caucus with the goal of raising the profile of GOP women in their roles as lawmakers, highlighting their diverse achievements and providing a unique, unified voice on a wide range of critically important issues.”

House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor said the new committee would provide an opportunity for a “new perspective.”

“The Women’s Policy Committee was formed with the idea of better educating Members on the issues that impact women on a daily basis, whether they be mothers, daughters, or small business owners,” explained Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn, the new group’s vice chair.

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