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congress spoke on the house floor to acknowledge leaders from the past and present to commemorate women's history month. this is about 50 minutes. mrs. lawrence: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include material on the subject
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>> as the cochair of the women's democratic caucus i have made it an issue to put women's issue front and center -- to put women's issues front and center in this congress. i would like to talk about inspirational women in my life. first, i acknowledge my grandmother, who without a high school education,, the value of education, the value of being a woman, being a wife, of being a mother. she is my rock and foundation. she taught me that being a woman and a black woman in america is to be fearless, to never apologize and to be accountable for everything that i do, and that i work hard, get my
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education and keep my faith in god. there was no door i could not walk through or no table -- or no table that i did not deserve to sit at. she has strength and confidence, something i carry with me every day. then there is my hero shirley chisholm, who paved the way for black women like me to be in congress. she proved every day the power women have to change their communities. shirley chisholm always said, if they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair. the majority of women that represent us here in congress are carrying their own folding chair. we have our first black american, first asian-american vice president, who has coined the phrase, the first but not the last. we stand on the shoulders of all of those giants. we continue to build a foundation so that next generation of girls and young women can stand on our shoulders. look at this congress.
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there are over 140 democratic and republican women in the house and senate, the most ever in the history of our country. that translates to work we are doing in this chamber to better the lives of women and girls. today, we voted to pass the equal rights amendment and the violence against women reauthorization act. these are steps in the right direction. we have come a long way, baby, toward full equality. but we still have work to do. we unfortunately have a system in america that often suppresses women and does not support women. but we know that a woman is like a teabag, like eleanor roosevelt said, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water. and i know for a fact women have continued to stand up against every barrier. point to this pandemic and you see how women, especially women
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of color, have borne the brunt of this health and economic crisis. but we keep moving it we will continue in this congress to fight for the women in america. this is our responsibility. i am glad we have women leaders across the federal, state and local governments, that we can look up to, and every woman in this congress recognizes today that the next generation, they are looking at us and asking us to stand up. our vice president of the united states, our speaker of the house, and half of president biden's cabinet. and even on the other side of the aisle, the chair of the house republican party. we are making success and i know that we can do so much more. i continue to work, and i want you to know that where women succeed, america succeeds, as
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our speaker of the house reminds us. and amazing women leaders continue to tell us, while we have a month dedicated to women's history, we make history every single day. i would like to ask my first speaker to come to the podium, jackie speier, she will have three minutes. >> i think the gentlelady, my friend, colleague, cochair of the women's democratic caucus. i rise in honor of women's history month end the trailblazing women of our military, who risked their lives for the advancement of women's equity and equality. women have been on the front lines fighting for equality and freedom since the founding of our nation. caucus. i want to stand in honor the women who have stood up for equity and equality. women have been on the frontlines since the founding of
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our nation. our foremothers blazed the trail for loretta walsh who in 1917 while america was on the brink of going into world war i answered the call to serve. she became the first woman to enlist in the military in a position other than nursing and the first female chief petty officer. i want to recognize captain cristian crease, the first graduate from the army ranger school. and mary edward walker, the first female army surgeon who served in the civil war and only woman to receive the presidential medal of honor. the strength and courage of these women and so many more like them reinforces what we already know. there is nothing women cannot do. when women are in positions of leadership our country is in
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better hands. i believe this is especially true in our military. i honor general anne e. dunwoody. admiral michelle howard, the navy's first female four-star admiral. and first african-american woman to command a u.s. naval ship. air force general lori richardson, the first female commander of a combat and command. these women have served our nation honorably. they now must open new doors for a generation of women to fulfill their dreams to serve our country. under safe conditions, free from sexual assault and harassment. all of these women warriors volunteer for duty and risk their lives while dealing with rampant misogyny including talking heads on tv who have never served our country and racism for the women of color. their unflinching courage has paved the way for those serving in the armed forces today.
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our country is safer because women serve. we honor these women military's achievements on the house floor. may we never forget their sacrifice, duty and may they elevate women in the military free from bias, racial discrimination and sexual assault. i yield back. mrs. lawrence: thank you to my amazing co-chair and thank you for everything you do. mr. speaker, i'd like to now recognize representative debbie wasserman schultz for two minutes. ms. wasserman schultz: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise to honor our foremothers along with the sheroes of today who battle for it amidst this pandemic beyond the frontlines.
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throughout all of history, it is women, especially those of color who bear the harshest health and economic burdens of fallout from the economic crises. the data is clear. only a full recovery that prioritizes women. that's why i proudly supported the american rescue plan. it provides much-needed help to women across this country. this relief package includes an expansion of the child tax credit to help lift children and family out of poverty and provides paid leave tax credits to help more women stay in the workforce. it also makes the investments needed to safely reopen schools and keep the childcare industry afloat so women and families can pay for care and get back to work. and for $1,400 for each family member, women can finally regain their footing as equal breadwinners. we can't overlook we have sworn in a madam vice president. the historic inauguration of
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vice president harris will inspire countless girls and marks a milestone for all women of color whose work, leadership, and vision went unrecognized for far too long. in the jewish faith, one of the most important tenants is generation to generation. it's our responsibility to lift up the women of tomorrow and ensure the world provides every opportunity for them to succeed. this women's history month, while we honor and recognize the women who carried us through, we also celebrate the shoulders we now stand on provide an even clearer vision of the equity and fairness to which we aspire. women are the change makers. today we celebrate a world in which my two daughters and all young girls everywhere have limitless dreams that are now truly possible. i thank the gentlelady for her leadership and i yield back. mrs. lawrence: mr. speaker, i'd like to call next my co-chair, lois frankel, from florida,
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for -- ms. frankel: i need three. hello. thank you. thank you, my sister. good trouble. this is women's history month, a time to reflect the gains, the struggles we continue to face, the fierceless women who continue to pave the way. i relented -- i lamented for women to reach their full potential we must be in charge of our own reproductive destiny. no one should call their governor or member of congress for access contraception or abortion. and even after the landmark decision of roe v. wade, it's a constant battle. we've seen republican administrations and republican state legislatures bring obstacles for women achieving reproductive freedom, like legal
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abortion and contraception. and we've seen those threaten abortion providers, including assassinating physicians that provide abortions. and then there are the angels on the ground who day in and day out protect our precious right to reproductive freedom. i want to highlight a courageous woman in my hometown of west palm beach, florida, who has made and continues to make history. as a great champion of women's reproductive rights. she's one of the bravest people i know. someone i'm proud to call a friend. her name is mona. a teenager, six years before roe v. wade, she participated in florida's girl's state program that gives teen girls an opportunity to run the florida state legislature and she actually introduced a bill to legalize abortion in the state. of course, it didn't pass. but this was just a beginning of a lifelong career and a complitment to protecting -- commitment to protecting a woman's rise right to choose.
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the 1970's to now, building her own outpatient clinic, the presidential women's center, 41 years ago, she's been fighting to make sure all women, no matter their age, race, economic status, is able to have access to full reproductive care, including abortion. and her clinic has treated more than half a million women for things like prenatal care, pregnancy termination and this has been a fulfilling but sometimes dangerous mission. every week for 40 years her clinic is surrounded by protesters who taunt patients as they enter for care. 2005 her clinic was burned to the ground in an arson attack but she has continued to provide high-quality and compassionate care despite the fact that she's had to endure so much. .
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mrs. lawrence: it also goes significant to note that the majority of the diversity in coning is represented by the women members of congress. i now would like to call a fighter for e.r.a., chairwoman maloney. mrs. maloney: thank you for your extraordinary leadership. 19 1, 100 years ago after ratifying the 19th amendment, they had another constitutional change. they knew we needed to put gender equality into our constitution. and so these women among them alice paul wrote the equal rights amendment. and first introduced in congress in 1923 in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the sen he cana falls convention, the first
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women rights' convention in our country and introduced in the house by daniel anthony, nephew of the great sufficient fra gift leader, susan b. anthony to honor her work like the like elizabeth katey stanton. we honor these women as constitution makers. what verbal praise alone is not enough. we must also carry out their wishes because now, a full 100 years later, the equal rights amendment is still not part of the u.s. constitution. i thank jackie spir and all the women and like-minded men in this congress that voted to move the equal rights movement forward. 85% of u.s. states have
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constitutions that guarantee equality for women and girls. these constitutional guarantees have enabled national legal reforms that eliminated discriminatory laws and usher in new laws protecting girls and women. once the u.s. was a leader on gender equality, when it comes to our constitution, we are now far, far behind. today, we must fulfill fulfill this and make equality a reality in our nation's most fundamental document. and i must say that throughout this struggle, i have always said, where are the women? when i walk around the mall, they have museums for everything, but not women. and it is far to empower women if we don't recognize them. this women's caucus put in a
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bill to create a national women's museum on the mall. i thought this would be easy and took us two decades to finally pass it last year, but it is now going to be built. it was a priority of this caucus and we made it happen. i just want to close to say our smithsonian women's history museum will inspire all generations to come. i join my colleagues for tonight's special order to celebrate the historical achievements of women and look forward to creating a more equal future for all and preserving this history and contributions in the new smithsonian women's museum which is going to be built on the mall due to this congress and women's caucus. i thank my colleagues to helped
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this happen and i yield back with great gratitude. mrs. lawrence: we want to bring another leader and fighter for women's rights, barbara lee from california. ms. lee: congresswoman lawrence, thank you for hosting this special order on women's history month and i thank brenda lawrence for insisting that black women and women of color be seen in this body. thank you very much. last year we celebrated the centennial of the ratification of the 19th amendment which gave some women the right to vote.
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women of color were able to vote -- not able to vote until decades later and plaque women fought until they got suffrage until 1965. my bill, with the support of both republican and democrats in this body and in the senate passed called the women's history and 19th amendment centennial act that was signed into law. prominent women from american history can be honored on our quarter dollar coin. the currency we use is the most important ways we have in memorializing what we have as americans and making sure that prominent americans are featured is important step in recognizing the contributions that women have made in making this country a more equitable place.
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as public input for these coins, it's my hope that women will be chosen and celebrate our nation's leaders, thirst and innovators. our last election brought a number of women in congress and 120 number of house. congresswoman shirley chisholm would be so proud. we brought our folding chairs, but we are here to stay. i salute my late mother tonight who blazed so many trails and she instilled in her three girls that women are equal to men. that's from day one. she was one of the first 12 black students to integrate the university of texas at el paso and first black female civilian at forth bliss, texas to work
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there for years and first in so many segregated places. she told me and my sisters and me is can't is not in the dictionary and we can fulfill our dreams but we have to break these barriers so that others can enter and insist that we open the doors for other women and girls. and so, it is so important that we celebrate women's history month and honor the women trailbraisers who came before us. not only should we celebrate women but ensure they are protected and granted equality. i can't think of a better woman women to guarantee and enshine women's equality. one important action we can take to do that is remove barriers to ratify the equal rights
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amendment and i thank jackie spir for her efforts. way past time. for 244 years, women have not claimed the full protection and opportunities afforded by the constitution. women and girls, they face the devastating inadequate access to health air and the list goes on and yet our constitution does not explicitly protect them. i yield back now. thank you, congressman lawrence. it is an important time for women in our country. mrs. lawrence: thank you so much. i want to bring forth one of our members who is one of our fighting members, january shah could you ki -- jan schakowsky.
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ms. schakowsky: i want to begin my remarks about women's history month with a little quiz. who was the first woman of color to serve in this body, in the united states house of representatives? i think i hear somebody saying maybe it was shirley chisholm. and she was a ground-breaking leader. but not the first woman of color. it was a woman called patsy minching, who was born in then the territory of hawaii in 1927. she became a lawyer at the university of chicago. that's my hometown. not frequent for women to do that and set up her own practice
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and got interested in politics. and she served in the territorial house and senate. and guess what? the first woman ever to be in that body. she was a ground breaker. in 1964, now this is five years after hawaii became a state, patsy ran for the united states congress. the first woman of color. and the first asian-american. and the first woman to represent hawaii. so she championed early childhood education, introduced the first child care bill in congress. and she was a ground breaker by introducing title 7.
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this was legislation that itself was groundbreaking, an amendment to the higher education act, title 9 ensured that women could be -- could not be excluded from participating in school activities, participating in collegiate athletics. and believe me, this was not an easy bill to pass. that same year, she actually did run for president. two years before shirley chisholm did, a very short race. she was an anti-vietnam war candidate and then dropped out to run for senate and lost that race. so she came back to the united states congress to serve once again. and i have to tell you, that i had the pleasure when i came here in 1999, patsy minching was
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here, a -- mink, a fierce and tiny woman who you could not resist. we need to lift the name of patsy mink higher. people don't know who she was and what she accomplished for women and i'm determined we will do something in this house of representatives to acknowledge and honor the great work of patsy mink. and i yield back. mrs. lawrence: i bring forth a woman who is a trailblazer, emma adams. ms. adams: i want to thank the gentlewoman from michigan and for all of the chairs and co-chairs of this committee. mr. speaker, i rise to honor the women of the united states house of representatives for women's
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history month. this marks the 101st year of women's suffrage in the united states and women have had the right to vote for 101 years, we still don't have equal justice under the law and that's why earlier today we passed the resolution to remove the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment. because there is no expiration date on equality. to this day, women facing workplace harassment and discriminated against because of who we are. women who work full-time year round make 82 cents on the dollar. ensuring our policies are reflective of the whole country and having every woman of government. in our house, state house and even in the white house.
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this month in particular, we draw strength and inspiration from those who came before us and those women working among us from shirley chisholm and nancy pelosi to kamala harris, first female and swrpt in the united states history and she was sworn in by the first latina by justice sotomayor. 100 years ago, mary robinson was elected to serve. and 144 women were elected with 120 women. and i'm proud to say when i was elected and sworn in 2013, i became the 100th women. there are a lot of work to be done. 144 out of 435 members, that is not what our country looks like.
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women make up 50% of this nation. women's history month is a reminder of the importance and urgency of that work, the need for us to continue to break those glass ceilings. i yield back. i thank the lady. . . mrs. lawrence: now we have congresswoman fernandez from new mexico. how much time is left? the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady has 31 minutes remaining. ms. fernandez: thank you so much for gathering us all here tonight in celebration because in celebration is what we must do.
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ms. leger fernandez: we must celebrate that we passed the violence against women act, that we passed the act to lift women and children out of poverty. i come from a place where for many years they didn't give us the vote. they didn't give us statehood. and there was much discrimination. but it's also a place where women and women with of color have a long history of transformative leadership. i honor a few of them today. 100 years ago, the suffragist abalena warren helped lead this charge in new mexico. she became the first latina to run for congress. unfortunately she wasn't successful but 100 years later, i am the first latina to
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represent my district. in my familying, my grandmother, isabel lopez leger helped integrate the city of las vegas new mexico. refusing to move when neighbors rerealized she was a small, brown, spanish-speaking grand masm my big graman as we called her understood how important the vote was in achieving exy fir our communities, making calls to mobilize voters from our hospice bed. she was a democrat until she died. my mother, manuelita, was punished for speaking spanish in the school-yard. she took this bigotry and turned it into advocacy and she and my father helped pass the 1973 new mexico bilingual education and multicultural education act because she knew that language was so essential to identity.
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new mexico also claims our leader who told us yes we can, and i end with deb haaland, new mexico has shed tears of joy over her confirmation. she brings a fears voice born of a love for our community which she inherited from the 34 generations of new mexico women before her. new mexico's and history -- and women's history is still unfolding but we have hard work ahead of us, don't we? and as women of color, especially, are disproportionately impacted by the pandemic health dispairties and economic hardship. so i am so thankful to be here with my hermanas to celebrate our history and to recommit ourselves to the hard work we have ahead of us.
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thank you. mrs. lawrence: thank you so much. we are standing on the shoulders of deb haaland and my amazing eric men -- my amazing mentor, and friend, marcia fudge, who have left congress to go serve in the administration. i now call up a community organizer who put her boots on and walked the streets to make change and then came to congress to continue to fight. lucy mcbath of florida. mrs. mcbath: i want to give a great sense of thanks and debt of gratitude to my colleague, brenda lawrence. thank you so much for bringing this special order hour today as we are really celebrating womanhood. that's truly what we are doing tonight. thank you so much and mr. speaker, this month, we
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celebrate the amazing and just absolutely inspirational women that are all around us. and as it has been said over and over again, we have so many amazing women who reside right here in this body. i have to personally say i have never met in my lifetime a greater number of courageous and intelligent and just amazing women that are so committed to democracy. and protecting their constituents and their communities. and i feel very humbled and honored to actually get to serve with each and every one of them. whether it be a mother, a scientist, a congresswoman or the vice president of the united states, we are eternally thankful for the work that women do to help us thrive here at home and across the globe. this week, i had the opportunity
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to speak with four women, amazing women, who are fighting for change in my community in georgia's sixth congressional district. cobb county chairwoman lisa cupid has become the first african-american and first woman to serve in her position on the board of commissioners. iesa pascal has advocated for georgia's latino population. after 15 years of teach, sharice davids joined the cobb school board to implement ideas she learned if her experience as an educator. and dr. colleen kelly, a physician at emery university school of medicine, has worked on the moderna vaccine trial a grady hospital. i truly want to thank these incredible women for all of the amazing work that they have done
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in our community because it not only serves my communitying, my district, georgia, but also the rest of the nation. i wish everyone a truly happy, happy history month but i have to honestly say as i'm sitting here today and listening to all my colleagues talk about the amazing women that we know and amazing women who have done so much work throughout the course of history, i would be remiss if i did not mention my own mother. wilma cecilia holman. i owe her such a great debt of gratitude because she was one of the very first women, black women, in illinois to receive a masters in nursing. to actually teach nursing. soy know that everything that i am, all of my couraging, my strength, my imagination, my creativity, and my drive, an my willingness to put my boots on
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and get down in the dirt in the trenches for the people i love and care for in my community comes from here. thank you and i yelled back the balance of my time. mrs. lawrence: thank you so much. i know there's a tradition that says as long as you say the names of your forefathers that will never leave you. i want to introduce into the record, etta cranford, my grandmother, at the age of 5 it's -- 55 inherited a 3-year-old and 5-year-old when my mother died and gave everything she had until her death to ensuring i would be a strong black woman in america. i am so proud to bring forth mary gay scanlon. from pennsylvania. ms. scanlon: thank you, representative lawrence, for bringing us here together nor special order hour. in honor of women's history month, i rise to celebrate the league of women voters nonpartisan work to encourage active and informed
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participation in our democracy since 1920. founded shortly before the ratification of the 19th amendment, the league has always believed in women's power to help create a more perfect democracy. in recent years, the league of women voters of pennsylvania has worked to combat 21st century voter suppression tactics, including strict voter i.d. laws and extreme gerrymandering. in 2018, the pennsylvania supreme court issued a decision in the league of women voters vs. pennsylvania that declared our congressional districts have been so extremely gerrymandered that they violated our state constitution. in doing so, that decision created districts including mine, that are more compact, contiguous and constitutional. the league of women voters decision paved the way of -- for the election of four women, myself included, to serve in our
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state's congressional delegation at a time when there were none. from the first suffragists to the present day i want to applaud the league of women vote ers for its ongoing work to empower voters and defend our democracy. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: thank you so much. i am now proud to bring to the podium, representing kany manning from north carolina, a woman who has made a difference and i know i'm looking forward to your brilliance in the future. ms. manning: i rise tonight to celebrate women's history month by highlighting the multiple and irreplaceable roles that women play in our communities. generations of women have worked to balance jobs with raising children and caring for aging
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loved ones. this isn't new. women have always disproportionately shouldered the burden of caring for families but for the first time this pandemic has highlighted the toll these various rolls -- roles take on women as so many have been forced to lee the work force to care for others. over the last year, 2.3 million women have left the work force. nearly 3% drop in female participation in the labor force. several factors have contributed to this drop, but none more than the closing of childcare facilities an schools. the american rescue plan is helping women recover from this pandemic and return to work. by bolstering the child care sector, increasing the child tax credit, expanding paid leave, and safely reopening schools. we must treat women with dignity and respect and put into place systems that allow women to care
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for their families and excel at work. i proudly voted to support the american rescue plan because it is an important step in the right direction. and i yield back. mrs. lawrence: mr. speaker, i would like to at this time bring forth representative deborah ross of north carolina. ms. ross: thank you so much for your leadership, representative lawrence, and for organizing this special order hour.
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>> i am so pleased to honor reverend petty and the example that she sense for us all, on women's history month. >> thank you. our last speaker is a woman who came to congress with a mission. she has made her voice heard at has made such a difference. we welcome her as not only woman member of congress, but as an amazing woman of congress -- representative susan wild of pennsylvania. >> thank you. you know, so many leaders we hear about our public leaders, elected officials, people with loud voices in the community. but there are so many other kinds of leaders, and in particular, in connection with this women's history month, i rise to pay tribute to some that are not often noticed -- the
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extraordinary women who have battled the covid pandemic on its frontlines, in my community and across the nation. this historic crisis devastated my community and communities in every corner of our country. more than 530,000 fellow americans have died, millions lost their jobs, unprecedented numbers of women and families faced hunger. women have faced a disproportionate share of these converging crises. as a larger share of frontline workers, they have met the occasion, putting the health and safety of theirs -- of themselves -- putting the health and safety of their communities in front of their own. dr. reed has served the people of our community for more than 20 years as a counselor, children's therapist, teacher and public health researcher and
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epidemiologist. most recently, she served in one of the hospital systems in my community, st. luke's university health network, first as a senior director of epidemiology and strategy and now as vice president of community health. dr. reed has been instrumental in keeping our community informed throughout the pandemic. dr. reed has been incisive when speaking about the disproportionate impact of covid on various communities throughout the seventh district, helping all of us recognize and understand how rapidly and drastically the stakes can change depending on a person's life circumstances. by grounding every conversation in easy to understand data, dr. reed made sure officials at all levels have a shared understanding of constituent' -- constituents' lived reality and the challenges they face,
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particularly the economic disparities that have only grown during the pandemic. and throughout it all, dr. reed 's warm and calm delivery helped soften the blow of what was, at times, devastating news. her worked helped globalize -- helped mobilize my entire community around the shared mission and putting the most vulnerable first. dr. reed and women frontline workers in every corner of my community, including many low-wage workers who still don't have the pay they need, i stand with you. all of us stand with you, today and every day. thank you. i yield back. >> thank you, miss wilde. how much time do i have remaining? >> the gentlewoman has 14 minutes remaining. >> i will not take all of them, but what to take this moment to thank all the speakers. i want everyone to know that
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women are making so many strides. we are currently on target to send women to the moon. we are on target to make sure that women continue to be leaders in education, health care. i am proud to say that not only do we have a woman as vice president, we have our amazing speaker of the house as a woman, we have asked tears of our congressional committees headed i women. we also have over 194 women in congress currently, and i am proud to say that women's history month -- sometimes the men will roll their eyes and say women, why do you need a month? because so often, the strides on hard work it took for us to accomplish what was given to privileged men are often overlooked, and i am proud to stand here today to lead this
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special order our to honor the women. and congresswoman wilde said the ones who often don't get a platform, don't got a mike, they just to work every day. that women are the predominant group of educators. so if you are educated in america, you were probably touched by a woman. nurses, those who were in hospitals and went through covid and all the suffering, the caregivers and nurses are predominantly women. we all owe a mountain of debt to the mother who gave birth to us. we are often in the kitchens and in other places that women are such strong leaders, but now we have women in manufacturing designing, we have women in every area of america working. and the only thing any woman wants is the opportunity to have a seat at the table, to be able
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to show her brilliance. as my grandmother told me, never apologize for your hard work, or for your billions -- you're brilliant so your talents that you have been blessed with. use them and do good things with them -- john lewis said, get in good trouble. and the good trouble they went through gave us the right to vote in america. i yield back. >> cohost of the history chicks podcast talk about the podcast's origins and growing popularity over the years, covering women in u.s. history. >> women and girls are just hungry, hungry for role models. we keep hearing representation is important. that really is so true. the amount of emails and messages we get from very, very young girls, and/or their mothers, saying how either this
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subject we cover or just the very fact that they hear two women speaking in that format, how it has really affected them. >> throughout history, women have typically been the woman behind the man. what we get to do here is talk about the men behind the woman, but focus on her life and tell the story from her point of you. so the fact we get to do that, we hope it inspires people to do the same. and we know it does. >> the history chicks, sunday at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span's q &a, and you can listen to q&a where you get your podcasts. >> this sin comes back to continue work on senate nominees, with about at 5:30
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monday to confirm boston mayor marty walsh as labor secretary. other nominees include shalonda young to be deputy omb director and dr. murthy to be surgeon general. the senate may also take up extension of the paycheck protection program, which expires at the end of this month. the house is not in session next week, but committees will continue to hold hearings. after that, both bodies are out for the easter and passover holidays. watch the house live on c-span and the senate live on c-span2. >> next, journalists from politico, cnn, nbc news and "the washington post" discuss what it does like covering the biden administration in its 100 days. -- first 100 days. this is just under one hour. >>

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