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CWA Congratulates New Speaker of the House

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Concerned Women for America responds to the election of Kevin McCarthy as the new Speaker of the House:

 

“We are excited a new Speaker of the House of Representatives has been elected who will advance conservative principles and policies that secure the liberties of every American and protect the rights of people of faith,” said Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America, the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization. 

 

“Congratulations to Speaker Kevin McCarthy and to the patriots who worked hard to negotiate rules changes that will help Washington better represent the American people. We applaud those Members of Congress who negotiated in good faith and made sure our Democratic Republic is stronger than ever. We are excited for what lies ahead and look forward to working with Speaker McCarthy and all the Members in this new Congress.”

Speaker of the House: Message from Penny Nance

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For God has not given us a spirit of fear, 
but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” II Timothy 1:7

 

Happy New Year!  It appears Washington is off to a chaotic start. The votes the last two days in the House of Representatives to determine the next Speaker have left many confused and concerned about what will happen next.  We understand this situation can be unsettling but want to assure you that we have been in many conversations with Members of Congress, Republican Leadership, and conservative leaders around the country about the Speaker situation and know that God is in control. 

 

As an organization, we have not weighed into this fight because we know the factors involved on both sides. Negotiations are continuing behind the scenes as 20 patriots work to assure that the new Speaker will stand firm on the policies we support. By the same token, Kevin McCarthy is a pro-life leader who has been unwavering on this issue throughout his career, and in the last session of Congress he had a 97% voting record on the key issues scored by CWA.  

 

Our encouragement for you today is first to pray. Pray that the Lord moves on the hearts of these men and women to do the right thing and move forward to represent the American people with courage and wisdom. Second, please do not be afraid. The media and the Left are spinning this as the most earth-shattering event and that Republicans are incapable of governing. None of this is true. In the big scheme of things, this is a short-term dustup. From our experience, the nation is better when we engage in pitched debate and contend for our principles.  

 

Most Americans are more worried about their sick child, how they will pay their bills, and finishing that project at work. The problem with Washington is that we think the whole world revolves around politics, which is simply not the case.

 

Regardless of what happens in the next days, CWA will be working hard on the policies that matter to American women and their families. We are working on your behalf.  

 

Penny Nance
CEO and President