Welcome to Conservative Women Weekly! This week, conservative women in Congress, the Cabinet and beyond found their names in the headlines.

Chairman Lisa Murkowski Presides Over Committee Hearing on Conservation Bills

As chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) presided over a committee meeting that ultimately advanced S.500, the Restore Our Parks Act, among other pieces of environmentally-focused legislation. Chairman Murkowski is also a cosponsor on the bill. It addresses the $12 billion deferred maintenance backlog on the National Parks Service. 

Allies Rally Around Elise Stefanik Amidst Impeachment Hearings

Representative Elise Stefanik made a name for herself last week during the House impeachment hearings, and a fabricated photo of her made rounds on Twitter. Back near her district in Upstate New York, her Democratic opponent began using the hashtag #TrashyStefanik. The hashtag was inspired by a tweet by George Conway. The Independence Party of New York has voiced its support for Representative Stefanik’s 2020 candidacy.

Rachel Campos-Duffy Advocates for Children with Down Syndrome

Rachel Campos-Duffy, who is married to former Congressman Sean Duffy (R-WI), vocalized her support of bans on abortion based on Down Syndrome. Her youngest daughter, born this year after concerns during Campos-Duffy’s pregnancy, has Down Syndrome. Campos-Duffy said “she has every right to live.” 

Betsy DeVos Launches College Scorecard at Department of Education

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos launched the College Scorecard on Wednesday, which allows prospective college students to explore their post-secondary education options. The software allows students to look at tuition and admission rates among other metrics. Students can also compare up to ten universities using the program.

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Karly M.
Karly Matthews is a student at Temple University, where she is majoring in political science and journalism while minoring in Spanish. At any given moment, Karly can be found talking about Marco Rubio and advocating for conservative values with a large coffee mug and color-coded planner in hand.

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