Another week, another Conservative Women Weekly! Here’s four main take aways from Republican Women this week, plus a bonus from former UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley. Let’s break it down.

Senator Joni Ernst introduced CREEPS Act

Sexual assault can occur in any industry, but Senator Joni Ernst is committed to ensuring taxpayer money is not used to pay the salary of abusers in the federal government. Senator Ernst has introduced the Compulsory Requirement to Eliminate Employees who are Perpetrators of Sexual Assault Act, or CREEPS Act, to ensure federal employees found guilty of sexual assault are removed from the federal sector. The legislation also focuses on the importance of due process. It would require the individual to have been found guilty by a court of law or federal administrative due process procedures and providing the removed employee with a hearing following their removal.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers and Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao lead on accessibility and automation

As strong conservative women, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers and Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao understand that we must work with the economy, not against it. This week the two women led an event with Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson to discuss how automation can transform the global economy and give people with disabilities more opportunities and independence.

Rep. McMorris Rogers noted at the event,

““America has always been that country where you can take those ideas that you have and turn them into a reality. We’ve done more to lift people out of poverty than any other country in the world. That’s the promise of America. And it’s remarkable, we are the nation that is responsible for history’s greatest scientific and technological breakthroughs. And it’s because we are founded in the belief of every person’s human right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We believe in people, their dignity and every person’s ability to reach their full potential.” 

Wow. Well said queen.

Melania Trump takes first solo visit to Capitol Hill

The First Lady took her first solo trip to Congress to discuss the opioid epidemic with a bipartisan group of lawmakers. Melania led a roundtable with Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) among others. Melania, joined by Kellyanne Conway, discussed how her Be Best campaign is directly related to opioid enforcement and diversion efforts since they both focus on the well-being of America’s youth.

Conservative women take center stage on new CBL calendar

Each year the Clare Booth Luce Center for Conservative Women produces a calendar to celebrate conservatice women. This year’s newly released calendar features 12 powerful women including Allie Stuckey, Rachel Campos Duffy, Antonia Okafor, Nikki Haley and other powerful conservative women fighting to defend free market principles. Students get a free calendar! Order yours here for conservative female inspiration all year long.

UPDATE: Nikki Haley receives AEI award

A few weeks ago, CWW noted that Nikki Haley was receiving the Irving Kristol Award from the American Enterprise Institute. This week at the Annual Awards Dinner she received the award and discussed the importance of free market economics with the attendees. Watch her speech here, it is an incredible reminder of the resiliency of America.

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