WASHINGTON, D.C.—Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) today issued the following statement on the 95th anniversary of the 19th Amendment:
“Ninety-five years ago, the 19th Amendment was adopted, giving women access to the ballot box, to the halls of our government, and beyond. The amendment made our nation so much stronger, wiser and more free.
“As a father, I am proud that my daughter will grow up in a nation where her voice and her vote matter, and where she can accomplish anything she puts her mind to. As a Republican, I’m proud that half of our elected House leadership team is comprised of strong women.
“We understand that every issue is a women’s issue—and there is still important work to be done in empowering women to pursue their goals, provide for their families, strengthen their communities, and achieve their dreams. House Republicans are deeply committed to continuing that work, and to honoring the legacy of those who fought for the recognition of this fundamental right to the ballot nearly a century ago.”