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House Republicans welcomed a record number of women to the halls of Congress in January. These Congresswomen have worked tirelessly every day since for their constituents and the betterment of the nation. In honor of Women’s History Month, we want to take a moment to recognize the hard work of women around the country, and to highlight a few of our Republican freshmen and their accomplishments.

1. Rep. Kat Cammack (FL-03)

  • Grew up as a third-generation sandblaster working on construction sites and creating monuments
  • After losing her cattle ranch due to an Obama-era program in 2011, Kat worked as an auctioneer and held several odd jobs to support her family

  • The effects Kat felt from this Obama-era program is what sprung her into action and made her want to run for Congress and make a difference

  • Loves fishing and tries to spend as much time on the water as possible when back home in Florida

  • Founded a non-profit organization called “The Grit Foundation” whose mission is to support local law enforcement, first responders, and veterans

2. Rep. Diana Harshbarger (TN-01)

  • Pharmacist of over 33 years

  • Business owner for over 30 years

  • Former Board Member of the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists

  • Sunday school teacher

  • First in family to graduate high school and college

3. Rep. Young Kim (CA-39)

  • First Korean American Republican woman elected to serve in the California State Assembly

  • Born in Icheon, South Korea, went to middle school in Guam, and high school in Hawaii

  • Mother of four children, all whom she raised in the district she now represents

  • Started her own small business in the clothing industry

  • Had her own TV show, “LA Seoul with Young Kim” and a radio show “Radio Seoul” where she discussed issues affecting Korean Americans

4. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02)

  • Served 24 years in the U.S. Army, where she earned the rank of Lieutenant Colonel

  • Doctor

  • Former State Senator

  • Former President of the Iowa Medical Society (first woman to serve in this position)

  • Former Director of the Iowa Department of Public Health

5. Rep. Michelle Steel (CA-48)

  • Born in Seoul, South Korea

  • Member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors

  • Served as a member of the California State Board of Equalization

  • Played cello in the Glendale Orchestra

  • Has won the Korean Ski Association’s Grand Championship