Welcome to this week’s installment of Conservative Women Weekly! Read on to see how our favorite female bosses dominated this week.

Rep. Elise Stefanik Turns Up the Heat on Governor Cuomo 

Earlier this week, CWW frequent flier Representative Elise Stefanik (NY-21) called for an independent investigation of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo after his administration directed nursing homes to accept COVID-19 positive patients. According to The Daily Caller’s coverage, over 5,000 nursing home deaths can be attributed to coronavirus. Rep. Stefanik appeared on Fox and Friends on Tuesday to discuss Gov. Cuomo’s policy.

Sen. Susan Collins Presses Senate Leadership to Protect First Responders

Senator Susan Collins joined a bipartisan group of senators to urge action on a number of items designed to protect first responders during coronavirus. In a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, the group asked for money earmarked for first responder grants, waive certain requirements on hazard pay, and prevent taxation of employment incentives for firefighters and EMS personnel, among other things.

NV-04 Candidate Lisa Song Sutton Endorsed by E-PAC

On Tuesday, Representative Elise Stefanik endorsed Lisa Song Sutton for Congress. Sutton is running to flip Nevada’s Fourth Congressional District, which is currently represented by Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford. She is a businesswoman, entrepreneur, former Miss Nevada United States, and the daughter of a veteran and an immigrant. Stefanik said that she is a “fresh face for the Republican Party” and “will help [her] usher in a new generation of conservative female leaders.”

Candidates Nancy Mace, Ashley Hinson, and Michelle Steel Featured in NYT Article

Following newly-minted Rep. Mike Garcia’s victory in California, the New York Times covered how his victory could spell trouble for House Democrats looking to defend vulnerable seats in 2020. Michelle Steel, candidate for CA-48 and a first generation Korean-American, told the Times that “diversity is going to be really helpful…” and that she will “bring [her] own background as a small-business owner and being first-generation” to the race. Nancy Mace from South Carolina and Ashley Hinson from Iowa were briefly highlighted in the article as well. 

Second Lady Pence Assists In Re-Opening Great Smoky NPS

Second Lady Karen Pence joined Deputy Secretary of the Interior Katharine MacGregor on Tuesday to celebrate the re-opening of Great Smoky National Park in Tennessee. Their group toured the observation tower and officially opened the front entry gates. Pence also delivered remarks to community and business leaders about the mental health benefits of going outside.

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Jillian K