National Federation of Republican Women
March 9, 2011
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National Federation of Republican Women
Briefed by Speaker Boehner at U.S. Capitol

225 Republican Leaders From Across Nation Attend Legislative Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) privately briefed 225 Republican women leaders from across the country during the National Federation of Republican Women’s (NFRW) biennial Legislative Day at the U.S. Capitol on March 9.

Referencing the House GOP’s “Pledge to America” governing agenda unveiled last fall, Boehner gave an overview of some of the Republican priorities, which include controlling spending, overhauling the budget and entitlement programs, developing a viable energy policy, defunding President Obama’s healthcare reform plan, and fixing the U.S. Congress, which he called a “broken” institution.

“The NFRW was honored to hear from Speaker Boehner first-hand,” NFRW President Sue Lynch said. “Our leaders were thrilled that he shared his vision for Congress and for America, and that he took the time to answer their questions about policy and government.”

In addition, the group was addressed by nearly 60 Republican congressional elected officials, including U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and several other Republican women who were newly-elected last fall. Dressed in the traditional garb of red jackets, the “red coats” also met with their congressional delegations to advocate Republican issues and attended committee hearings and other legislative events.

In the evening, the NFRW hosted a reception honoring U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), a long-time NFRW member and supporter who recently announced that she will retire from the U.S. Senate in 2012.

Founded in 1938, the NFRW has thousands of active members in local clubs across the nation and in several U.S. territories, making it one of the largest women’s political organizations in the country. The grassroots organization recruits and elects Republican candidates, advocates the GOP’s philosophy and initiatives, and empowers women in the political process.
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