Women in the GOP
In a show of unity, Republican women in the U.S. House of Representatives joined together in 2012 to form the Republican Women’s Policy Committee, a formal congressional caucus with the goal of raising the profile of GOP women in their roles as lawmakers, highlighting their diverse achievements and providing a unique, unified voice on a wide range of critically important issues.
According to its mission statement, the Republican Women’s Policy Committee “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.”
The Women’s Policy Committee worked to develop consensus positions, when possible, and was a strong voice on everything from pocketbook issues to health care to homeland security.