I recently recorded a video-greeting to a group of high school girls participating in a ‘Women in Science Conference’ in Aberdeen. These young women have the ambition to enter career fields primarily dominated by men, and I am inspired by their courage and determination. As National Women’s History Month comes to a close, I wanted to reflect on how women have impacted history. From Sandra Day O’Connor to Madeline Albright, there are quite a few females who have broken glass ceilings and continue to inspire females from every walk of life today.
As a female serving in the United States House of Representatives, I find it difficult to imagine a time when women weren’t able to choose their own futures. It is an honor and a privilege to stand beside men and women of all backgrounds on the House Floor, debating and creating legislation that will determine our nation’s path. Rep. Jeannette Rankin of Montana was the first woman to serve in Congress, and since she was elected in 1917, a total of 277 women have served either as a U.S. Representative or Senator.
Earlier this week, I teamed up with my fellow female GOP Members outside the Capitol to talk about how the President’s health care law impacts women. Women often find their days filled with more responsibilities than they can count, whether they’re running kids back and forth from school or managing a business, they don’t have time for nonsense or politics as usual.
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