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Maggie's List Weekly Brief for January 15, 2017
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Congratulations to
Committee Chairs
in the 115th Congress!  
While the left continues to complain about the supposed war on women, Maggie’s List leaders continue to rise above the fray to serve in key leadership positions in the 115th Congress.

Congresswoman and Dr. Virginia Foxx was appointed by the House Republican Steering Committee and now serves as the Chair of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, a perfect fit for a woman who put herself through school, earned her Ed.D., taught at the university level before being elected to the NC State Senate and then US Congress. Congratulations Chairman Foxx!  You are a dear friend of Maggie’s List, and we are so proud of you!  
Congressman Virginia Foxx of North Carolina. Photo courtesy: Politico
Congratulations to Congresswoman Susan Brooks for being appointed the Chair of the House Ethics Committee.  Maggie’s List proudly supports Susan since here initial election in 2012 and each race since. Congresswoman Brooks’ background as a former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana and private sector legal experience is well suited for this important committee that holds members accountable to the people. 
Congresswoman Susan Brooks of Indiana. Photo courtesy: NWI.com
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers continues to serve as the Chairman of the House Republican Conference. She is respected for her hard work, conservative values, advocacy for children with special needs and leadership. We applaud Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers for being an effective voice for our shared values. 
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington.
Photo courtesy: C-Span
Maggie’s List Names Claire H. Austin of Alabama as New State Chair
Claire H. Austin, President of the Austin Group,  
Named New Maggie's List Alabama State Chair
Maggie’s List Chairman Sandra B. Mortham is pleased to announce that Claire H. Austin has been named as Maggie’s List’s new Alabama state chair.

Ms. Austin is president of the Austin Group, a government affairs and public relations firm she founded in Montgomery, AL. Previously, she worked as Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations for the Alabama Office of the Attorney General. She was also Assistant Finance Director for the Alabama Department of Finance.

“We are thrilled to have Claire on board,” said Mortham. “There’s no question that she will make Alabama proud. Between her proven experience in politics, her potent network of talented Alabamians and passion for supporting conservative women running for office, Claire will provide tremendous leadership in the state.”

The new year marks exciting growth at Maggie’s List with the naming of Austin as a new state chair. In addition to fundraising and expanding membership, Maggie’s List state chairs provide election and candidate assessments for their states. Because of the expertise of our state chairs and board members, Maggie’s List has strong grassroots insights and expert election information. Our national network is the main reason for our success as we go into our fifth election cycle. 

 
Maggie’s List Candidates Sworn-In to Congress
There’s nothing like achieving victory, and Maggie’s List candidates recently made it official when they were sworn-in as a Member of Congress in the U.S. Capitol for the 115th Congress.
Congresswoman Mia Love (Utah) takes the oath with Speaker Paul Ryan and her family at her side. Mia was the #1 target of the DCCC. Way to win again Mia!
Congresswoman Liz Cheney (WY-At Large), with her father former Vice-President Dick Cheney and family, inside the Capitol
 
Congratulations, again, to the amazing women who stand for our values in the 115th Congress!  We are so proud of your electoral success Senator Lisa Murkowski (AK) Rep. Martha Roby (AL-2), Rep. Martha McSally (AZ-2), Rep. Mimi Walters (CA-45), Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27), Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-2), Rep. Susan Brooks (IN-5), Rep. Lynn Jenkins (KS-2), Rep. Ann Wagner (MO-2), Rep. Vicky Hartzler (MO-4), Rep. Elise Stefanik (NY-21), Rep. Claudia Tenney (NY-22), Rep. Virginia Foxx (NC-5), Rep. Kristi Noem (SD-At Large), Rep. Diane Black (TN-6), Rep. Marsha Black (TN-7), Rep. Kay Granger (TX-12), Rep. Mia Love (UT-4), Rep. Barbara Comstock (VA-10), Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-3), Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-5), Rep. Liz Cheney (WY-At Large).
Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (VA-10), joined by family, is sworn-in
to a second term. 
Many of you have been with us and our candidates from the very beginning. Your support made a difference in the candidacies of these dynamic women. As you might remember, Maggie’s List general election win rate was 66% and our primary win rate was 82% - an impressive year.  Now we need to focus on supporting our elected candidates while they serve in office and work to elect more like-minded women to work with them in an era of intense political scrutiny. 
Sen. Deb Fischer Talks Repealing 'Obamacare'
in GOP Address
Maggie's List applauds Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska for her opposition to the Affordable Care Act otherwise known as 'Obamacare'. Senator Fischer just delivered the GOP Weekly Address which focused on Republicans plans to repeal the controversial law.

During the address, Fischer remarked that the costs of Obamacare on Americans have not just been felt in their bank accounts, but in people's personal well-being.

"When I hear from patients and their families about Obamacare, they tell me the law is a broken promise. They couldn't keep the plan they liked. Or the doctor they trusted. Their costs shot up, not down," Fischer said in the weekly GOP address.

"Obamacare's financial cost is well-known. But it has another, hidden cost. One you can't count with dollars and cents. It's an emotional toll. The worry that comes from a lack of control."

Maggie's List is proud of Sen. Fischer for standing up for our value of less government. We look forward to seeing her leadership in the 115th Congress and are excited about her re-election in 2018!
To watch the GOP Weekly Address delivered by Sen. Fischer, click here!
Maggie’s List Goes Viral After 'Roll Call' Feature
Maggie’s List continues generating national attention, signaling that the Maggie’s List momentum continues beyond the election. Recently, Roll Call featured Maggie’s List in an article titled, “Is There Space for a Republican EMILY’s List?”
To read the article, click here:
The article reached many more than Roll Call’s newspaper and online readers. (The publication is recognized as a must-read for Capitol Hill staffers). In fact, the article went viral and was subsequently featured in numerous local and regional publications across the nation as well.
               
Maggie’s List remains a trusted source of information about fiscally conservative women in Congress who refuse to accept that being a woman means you are automatically assumed to be a liberal. We stand by our values of fiscal conservatism, less government, more personal responsibility and strong national security more now than ever!
Help Spread the Maggie’s List Mission
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Encouraging seven friends to sign up for the Weekly Brief is an effective way you can help us share our mission. To those of you who have already signed up seven friends for the Weekly Brief, we thank you. 
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