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National Women’S History Month April 4, 2014
Corrine Brown, D-FL
"As we embark on the journey of equal rights for all women, let us acknowledge and be conscious of those remarkable and unforgettable leaders who struggled for equality before us—Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and many more. As we champion this year’s theme, “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment,” we reflect on those women, and how they can be an inspiration to us as we continue to push forward for equality. It would be my pleasure to recognize these women from my district who has done outstanding work, your efforts does not go unnoticed and continue to be great. When Women Succeed, America Succeeds."
Ensuring Public Involvement In The Creation Of National Monuments Act March 26, 2014
Donna Edwards, D-MD
"Just last year, there was a significant bipartisan effort on the part of the President and others to designate the Harriet Tubman National Historical Parks Act, of which I am an original cosponsor, but that bill failed to even make it out of the committee—with public support and with family support, failed to make it out of committee. Just yesterday, we celebrated the first anniversary of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument located in my State of Maryland and designated as a national monument by President Obama using his authority under the Antiquities Act."
Maryland Day March 25, 2014
Benjamin Cardin, D-MD
"I am proud to say that every region of my home State has played a role in shaping our Nation. From the Eastern Shore of Maryland, for instance, Harriet Ross Tubman was born into slavery in 1820 in Buckstown, MD along the marshes of the Blackwater River in Dorchester County. After learning she would be sold to settle her late master’s debts, Tubman escaped from slavery to Philadelphia, PA, marking the first of many expeditions over the course of the next 11 years to and from the Eastern Shore of Maryland to lead nearly 70 slaves out of slavery. In addition to becoming a famous conductor on the Underground Railroad, she held a lifelong commitment to the women’s suffrage movement and worked as a nurse, cook, spy, and scout for the Union Army during the Civil War in Port Royal, SC. She became the first woman to lead an armed assault during the Civil War in Combahee Ferry Raid, liberating nearly 750 slaves. In her later years, she worked tirelessly for the women’s suffrage movement, speaking before countless women’s groups with fellow suffrage movement leaders Susan B. Anthony and Emily Howland. When asked if she believed women deserved the right to vote, she would reply, “I suffered enough to believe it.”"
Women’S History Month March 24, 2014
Hakeem Jeffries, D-NY
"Representative Barbara Lee spoke moments earlier about the Women’s History Month theme, involving courage, character, and commitment. As I reflected upon that theme, several individuals came to mind. Certainly when it comes to courage, I think no one meets that threshold in American history perhaps more than the great Harriet Tubman, a conductor on the underground railroad."
West Virginia Women March 14, 2014
Shelley Capito, R-WV
"In the sciences, Dr. Harriet Jones broke down barriers to become the first licensed physician in West Virginia from Marshall County."

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