Congresswomen rally female convention attendees

Maloney drew the most cheers when asking, “Where are the women?” and answering, “The women are here.”

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Maloney quoted herself from a House hearing earlier this year at which Republicans failed to invite any women to testify on women’s healthcare.

“Healthy moms mean healthy families,” Maloney said. “When my Republican colleagues held a hearing about birth control and refused to include a single woman on the first panel as a witness, I asked, "Where are the women?"

“Where are the women? The women are here. And we are on our way to reelect our president. The Democratic women of the House are committed to women's health and to moving America forward.”

Women in the convention hall stood and cheered as the women described different fights they’ve had in Congress and the help they've received from President Obama.

“When President Obama made healthcare a right, not a privilege, for all Americans, it was one of the proudest moments of my life,” Maloney said. “Now women are beginning to get the preventive services — including birth control — that they deserve. If they get sick or pregnant, they won't lose their insurance. And soon, for the first time, no longer will being a woman be a pre-existing medical condition!”