Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today in recognition of Women's History Month:
"During Women's History Month, we look back with pride over our nation's movement toward equality and look forward with hope toward even better days of progress. We recognize that we stand on the shoulders of giants: the many who struggled, suffered and prevailed on behalf of the advancement of women. And we recommit to opening wide the doors of opportunity for future generations of women.
"This year's Women's History Month includes a special focus on education, which is essential to empowerment. The equal opportunity to learn strengthens our efforts to ensure the equal opportunity to earn.
"This year we must also remain focused on women's health and fight back any attempts to undermine it. We must listen to America's women, who want the power to control their own bodies and their own future for their families.
"Women's History Month is an opportunity for celebration -- of our past, of our progress, and of our potential."