Congressman David Scott Celebrates Women's History Month

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Washington, March 1, 2017 | comments

"In celebrating Women’s History Month, we should not only look back on the inspiring past, but understand the present, and work towards a better future for women. The women’s suffrage movement took form in 1848 with the organization of a convention in Seneca Falls, New York by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Later Susan B. Anthony would join in to help increase public awareness and participation, as well as lobby the government.

"On August 18th, 1920, the United States ratified the 19th amendment which granted women the right to vote. Since then, women have soared to heights once deemed impossible, yet there is still more work to be done.

"In Congress, I continue to work on behalf of women to ensure that their future is brighter than ever before. In this session, I have cosponsored legislation to address such issues, like House Joint Resolution 33, which proposes a constitutional amendment declaring that women shall have equal rights in the United States and every place subject to its jurisdiction. In addition, this amendment would prohibit the United States or any state from denying or abridging equal rights under the law on account of sex.

"I am also proud to have recently cosponsored H.R. 255, the Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act, which authorizes the National Science Foundation to encourage its entrepreneurial programs to recruit and support women, to extend their focus beyond the laboratory and into the commercial world. This bill became Public Law (115-6) after it was signed by President Trump on February 28th, 2017.

"Women have always been a driving force behind the greatness of this country and I can assure you, that I will continue to be an advocate for women’s rights going forward."

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