This week, Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) and Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) wrapped up a trip to Afghanistan with a bipartisan women’s Congressional delegation. While there, House Republicans visited service members, celebrated Mother’s Day, and toured the country of Afghanistan.
Reps. Renee Ellmers (R-NC), Martha Roby (R-AL), Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Niki Tsongas (D-MA), and Susan Davis (D-CA) visit with soldiers of the International Security Assistance Force Northern Regional Command at Camp Marmel in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan.
Members of the Bi-Partisan Women’s Mother’s Day CODEL visit with Afghan female students at the Women’s Resource Center at Marmal Airfield near Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan. “The world has a significant interest in preserving the human rights gains made by Afghan women,” said Rep. Roby.
Congresswomen Niki Tsongas (D-MA), Renee Ellmers (R-NC), and Martha Roby (R-AL) outside the International Security Assistance Force in Kabul, Afghanistan. “We must continue to remain focused on our mission there,” Rep. Ellmers said. “Our sacrifices on behalf of our freedom and national security have not been in vain.”
On Mother’s Day, Rep. Roby stands with other mothers, after delivering cards. “This annual Mother’s Day CODEL has become a really special trip,” Rep. Roby said. “I appreciate my colleagues for taking time away from their families to be with our troops, a small sacrifice that means so much to our military members.”
Rep. Renee Ellmers enjoys lunch with soldiers at a Mother’s Day luncheon at Camp Marmel. “What made this journey so heartwarming was the chance to spend Mother’s Day with our troops and share some quality time with so many women who are making painful sacrifices in order to protect the freedom of others,” said Rep. Ellmers.
Rep. Martha Roby dines with soldiers at a Mother’s Day luncheon at Camp Marmel. “It’s an honor to be able to travel to Afghanistan and spend time with our brave military men and women on the ground there,” Rep. Roby said while en route back to the United States.
Whether it’s supporting our troops abroad or connecting veterans with good-paying jobs, House Republicans are dedicated to honoring our troops of both past and present. America’s freedom is only possible through the sacrifice and bravery of our troops. We thank these men and women for their service, and continue to work for them every day.