This week, FFL is celebrating the wins and stand-outs (and a few birthdays!) of Republican women. Here are four moments we’re recognizing from some of our party’s female leaders.

Nikki Haley calls out IMF in opinion piece for the Washington Examiner

Former ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley spoke out against potential moves by the International Monetary Fund to “undermine U.S. sanctions against Iran” in an op-ed published this week. The piece expresses a need for the US to hold back on a loan to the IMF in light of these moves, given Iran’s history of human rights abuses and sponsorship of terror. She concludes, “[t]he answer to Iran’s very real problems isn’t to lift sanctions and give it a bailout — it is to demand that Iran change its monstrous behavior.”

Senator Joni Ernst’s bipartisan bill to provide quality care to veterans passes unanimously in the Senate

The Ensuring Quality Care for Our Veterans Act passed unanimously through the Senate on July 1. This bipartisan bill from Senator Ernst, cosponsored by Senators Chuck Grassley, John Boozman, Chris Coons, and Shelley Moore Capito, will promote better care for veterans and a more accountable system. It requires that “every health care provider hired by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with a revoked license undergoes a third party review of that provider’s care.” A veteran herself, Senator Ernst has been and continues to be a fervent advocate for veterans.

 Also, a very happy birthday to Senator Ernst, who celebrated the occasion on July 1!

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik writes to support maintaining defense spending despite COVID-19

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik penned an article for The Daily Signal advocating for the maintenance of defense spending amidst COVID-19. She calls the choice between defense spending and COVID-19 relief funds that some have made a “false choice.” Instead, Stefanik explains that “the global landscape is more complex and increasingly dangerous” and such an environment requires a vigilant, steady response from the strongest military on earth.

We can’t forget to wish the Congresswoman a happy birthday, which passed on July 2!

Bonus: Future Female Leaders celebrates its 8th birthday!

In the theme of birthdays this week, Future Female Leaders of America celebrated its 8th birthday on July 2! On this occasion, I would be remiss not to recognize Amanda Owens in this week’s edition of CWW, who built FFL from an anonymous Twitter account into a small empire over the last 8 years. Through FFL, Amanda has given hundreds–even thousands–of women a place where they feel safe to explore and express their beliefs, inform themselves, and empower each other. I am very grateful to Amanda for all she has done for FFL (and me!), and I’m sure there are many of our readers who feel the same. Congratulations, Amanda, and here’s to many more years of FFL!

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Liana I.
FFL Cabinet
Liana is a follower of Christ and current communications student at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She enjoys writing, reading, and serving others.

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