Remarks by Vice President Mike Pence at Women’s Empowerment Panel ... it is my great privilege to welcome members of our Cabinet and women from across the country, business leaders, leaders in academic life and public life, leaders in your communities, friends all,
PoliticalNews.me - Mar 30,2017 - Remarks by Vice President Mike Pence at Women’s Empowerment Panel
THE VICE PRESIDENT: Thank you all. Thank you, KT, for that memorable introduction. (Laughter.) And thank you, KT, for your great leadership on the airwaves and in this administration. We're so grateful to you. (Applause.)
On behalf of President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, it is my great privilege to welcome members of our Cabinet and women from across the country, business leaders, leaders in academic life and public life, leaders in your communities, friends all, welcome to the White House. (Applause.)
And it’s great to be here during Women’s History Month, isn’t it?
AUDIENCE MEMBERS: Yes, it is.
THE VICE PRESIDENT: The world has celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8th since 1911. It was in 1980 that President Jimmy Carter declared the week of March 8th National Women’s History Week; and six years later, the National Women’s History Project successfully petitioned Congress to expand National Women’s History Week into the entire month of March. And today, here in the East Room at the White House, we're continuing a celebration of Women’s History Month by really bringing together an extraordinary group of women who are serving this administration with incredible distinction. (Applause.)
We welcome you all to this Women’s Empowerment Panel. This event is really the tail end of a month that culminates in a series of activities where President Trump has sought to honor women’s contributions to the United States of America.
He’s held multiple listening sessions dedicated to finding solutions to the unique challenges that women face in the workplace and in running businesses.
He’s signed legislation promoting education and employment for women in the sciences -- in areas that we've been historically under-represented.
And he signed a proclamation declaring that women’s “contributions to our Nation’s life, culture, history, economy, and families have shaped us and helped fulfill America’s promise.”
The truth of this statement is evident for all to see. This may be Women’s History Month, but the fact is that women in America make history every single day. (Applause.)
Today I’m really looking forward to just sitting in. You're going to hear today from some of the extraordinary women that President Trump has brought in to help lead this administration -- Betsy DeVos, from one of the great, storied business families in Michigan and America. (Applause.) Now the Administrator of the Small Business Administration [sic]. Betsy has already been on the road talking about how we get America moving again for women entrepreneurs.
And of course, one of my two daughters’ favorites, she was a governor, now she is the United States Ambassador to the United Nations -- Nikki Haley is with us today. (Applause.) As you can imagine my two daughters -- one in college, who is headed to law school next year, and one who just started her career -- are not very impressed with people in