Rosie the Riveter is an important symbol for me and her picture hangs in all three of my offices. The Rosie’s role in history empowered young girls and redefined for all of us the role of women in the workplace. Rosie the Riveter is also commonly used as a symbol of women's economic power.
This has been an intense week. Issues I care about deeply have been front and center...and perhaps one of the most important votes of my career has been framed.
What a week...a lot of emotion on the House floor; announcements of Ford moving product to Mexico outraged me; John celebrated his 89th birthday; we had a memorial service for John's daughter Jeanne who died recently from lymphoma and we spent time with her children, who arrived from Poland; and John kept his sense of humor by tweeting.
What a week...history was made with Supreme Court decisions that sent strong messages across the land, there were tough votes in the Congress, and the country continues to heal from the senseless violence that still happens in our communities.
Friends, as we begin the weekend I want to recap the past week in the House – the legislation we considered and the Michiganders who stopped by our office. It was a difficult week with very thought provoking votes and hard decisions to make. Three votes stand out.