House GOP launches women’s policy panel in new video

The committee mission statement explains that the group “is organized for the purpose of influencing, advancing, leading, and communicating the Republican agenda in the House of Representatives. The Women’s Policy Committee is dedicated to the principles of job creation, less government, lower taxes, regulatory relief, personal responsibility, individual freedoms and a strong national defense.”  

Rep. Mary Bono Mack (Calif.) will serve as committee chairwoman.

“As mothers, grandmothers, daughters, wives and sisters, women often see things in a different context,” she said in a statement. “As Republican women, we have some really unique ideas for moving our nation forward, and we’re excited about working together to find solutions.”

In a new video posted Tuesday, House Republicans “introduced” the 24 women serving in the House. The video’s script has the women declare through a combined effort: “We as Republican women are leading the charge to make America great again.”

“Republican women in Congress are making a real difference,” says Bono Mack in the video.

“While our backgrounds are different, one thing is not,” continues Rep. Kay Granger (Texas).

“We are all conservative reformers,” says Rep. Martha Roby (R-Ala.).

“We know what it’s like to run a budget, a business and a family,” explains Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.).

Republican men showed their support for the new committee through Twitter on Tuesday. House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) urged re-tweeting the new video as a digital “thank you message to our hardworking ‪#GOP‬ women."