Republican Women are Making History

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) • January 18, 2017

This year we celebrate 100 years of women in Congress, and the leadership of not one, not two, but three new committee chairwomen. In a new video, Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) and Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), the new chairs of the Ethics and Education and Workforce Committees, and Rep. Diane Black (R-TN), interim chair of the Budget Committee, share their excitement for a fresh start and a new generation of women leaders in America.

The American people gave us this moment to think big, to reimagine government, and to return their voice to the center of it. The opportunity we have to advocate and lead on their behalf is truly humbling.

We’re ready to turn this victory into real progress, and these trailblazing chairwomen will serve an important role in the coming months. As Chairwoman Foxx says in the video, “It is our job, as women, who are trailblazers, to mark the path we are taking so that those who come behind us will know where the stumbling places are.”

Women in Washington have come a long way since 1917, and with this fresh start, we look forward to going even further and getting this country back on track.