Congressional Women: Act 2

It is time to grade and give report cards to the President of the United States and the women in Congress to determine if produced any results for American women during Act Two of their elected term.

EDITOR’S NOTE: SEE ACT 1 BELOW ⤵︎

Congressional Women’s Act 1: How Dysfunctional Can It Get?

National Security

President Trump’s Grade:                    C

Congressional Women’s Grade:         F

The issues with the Department of Veterans Affairs, trillions of dollars of debt, cybersecurity, and border security, along with the lack of immigration reform, continue to be issues that no one wants to talk about due to fears about not being re-elected for another term.

The Economy

President Trump’s Grade:                    A

Congressional Women’s Grade:         D

The economy continues to break historical records for job creation and the global stock markets due only to President Trump and a handful of Republican female Congressional members.

Education

President Trump’s Grade:                    D

Congressional Women’s Grade:         F

Nothing has been done to improve the American education system. President Trump receives a D for forgiving all federal student loan debt permanently disabled veterans.

Healthcare

President Trump’s Grade:                    C

Congressional Women’s Grade:         F

Medicare

President Trump’s Grade:                    F

Congressional Women’s Grade:         F

Significant issues continue to linger with no solutions being produced. A few examples include the opioid crisis is far from over, and Medicare continues to place older women in poverty with little quality healthcare.

Social Security

President Trump’s Grade:                    F

Congressional Women’s Grade:         F

Well, it happened. Social Security is officially in default (if you are 60 years old or younger, you will probably not receive Social Security or medical benefits). The likelihood of Millennials working for 50 -70 years to survive and take care of their parents now a reality. Millennials have not realized that their generation needs to correct a financial system through Congressional members that allows them to not only to save for their retirement but also to have enough money for elderly care of their parents.

Cannabis

President Trump’s Grade:                    F

Congressional Women’s Grade:         F

The Cannabis business is the country’s number one job-producing business. Yet, the President and Congressional members can’t figure out the banking system, interstate commerce or FDA safety rules for the industry and consumers nor can they deal with social justice reform for imprisoned Americans.  Despite 66% of Americans approving of legalizing cannabis. We truly have a bunch of individuals that care more about their own re-elections than Americans.

Impeachment

Americans have had to endure three years of impeachment conversations after 64 million voters decided the 2016 Presidential election. The results of the 116th Congress has placed American women on a path that will not be easily fixed. To be frank, they followed in the footsteps of all other Congressional members of the past.

The ‘Do-Nothing Congress’ continues with a record number of women leading the nation.

Jeffrey Epstein

“Facing a 53-page federal indictment, Epstein could have ended up in federal prison for the rest of his life” – Julia Brown, 2018.

If nothing written so far concerns you, then think about one of the most disturbing political events of 2019, Mr. Jeffrey Epstein being accused of creating “the biggest pedophile scandal in US History” with rumors of a lot of political and celebrity connections.

Mr. Epstein was not a new name for American politicians or businessmen, nor was he a stranger to the international political and business world. However, most Americans were introduced to Jeffrey Epstein for the first time 2019 (Ken Starr, Alan Dershowitz, Alexander Acosta, Washington, D.C., attorney Jay Lefkowitz made sure he was not noticed in 2007).

Some of Mr. Epstein’s colleagues and clients have been discussed. Hopefully, there will be more discussion about the victims, and they reveal the abusers. According to The Miami Herald, eighty women were identified that claim to have been ‘molested or otherwise sexually abused’ by Epstein from 2001 – 2006. How many victims have not recognized for the last 20 years?

“The conspiracy between the government and Epstein was really ‘let’s figure out a way to make the whole thing go away as quietly as possible,” –Attorney Brad Edwards.

It’s an unbelievable situation. With some of the most potent political faces in American politics knowing or had heard of Jeffery Epstein in 2007 and none of understanding the case about the abuse of little girls while Epstein was building his “Orgy Island,” “Pedophile Island,,” and “Island of Sin” is not acceptable.  Who were the leaders in 2007?

“Epstein bragged about his contacts in Washington,” –Boies

2007 Political Leaders

How could the most powerful women in the 110th Congress not of heard of Epstein?

  • Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas – 20+ years
  • Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. – 30+ years
  • Rep. Louise M. Slaughter, D-N. Y – 30 + years
  • Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N. Y – 25+ years in politics
  • Some of the most powerful men in the world. Did they know or know of Epstein?
  • Senator Harry Reid, D- NV – 20+ years
  • Senator Mitch McConnel, R- KY – 20+ years
  • Rep. John Boehner, R- OH – 20+ years
  • Senator Ted Stevens, R-AK – 48 years
  • Governor John Kasich, R – OH – 35+ years in politics

The strangest part of the 2007 Epstein case was that the women of the 110th allowed a deal (the women of the 110th don’t get a pass for not understanding the case about Epstein). This deal included this statement: “The United States also agrees that it will not institute any criminal charges against any potential co-conspirators of Epstein, including but not limited to Sarah Kellen, Adriana Ross, Lesley Groff, or Nadia Marcinkova.”

The United States’ government gave a ‘free pass’ to anyone involved in helping Epstein. How does that happen?

The Verdict

In 2016, a historic number of women were elected into Congress. None of the women have come forward to find and protect victims. Not one of them are attempting to get answers to one of the most significant political events of the last twenty years. Giving instructions through committees to investigate Jeffrey Epstein’s death is not just an injustice; it’s a political ‘cover my ass’ process.  Some of the most powerful women in the world have FAILED to protect American women.

  • Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
  • Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
  • Patty Murray (D-WA)
  • Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
  • Kamala Harris (D-CA)
  • Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
  • Susan Collins (R-ME)
  • Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
  • Terri Sewell (D-AL)
  • Donna Shalala (D-FL)
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)
  • Barbara Mikulski (D -MD)
  • Marcia Kaptur (D-OH)
  • Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR)
  • Patty Murray (D-WA)
  • Liz Cheney (R-WY)

It seems Gloria Steinem’s version of ‘feminism’ created awareness but FAILED to change the core belief system of women.

“The government aligned themselves with Epstein, working against his victims, for 11 years,’’ Brad Edwards, 2019

Congressional Women: Act 2.  I must surmise that gender has nothing to do with the ability to lead.

#women #congressionalwomen #2020election #Trump #economy #healthcare #education #nationsecurity #millennials

Dr. Jacqueline B. Lang
Dr. Jacqueline B. Langhttps://www.drjacquelinelang.com/
Dr. Jacqueline Lang, MBA, MPA, MSED has 20+ years of leadership experience in a variety of industries (manufacturing, services, politics, and education). Her career has been within Fortune 50, 500, 1000 and private organizations across the U.S. and in higher education. As well as a U.S. Congressional Campaign Manager. Along with serving in the United States Army Reserves. She currently divides her time as a Business Professor & Small Business Owner in the Cannabis Industry. #Entrepreneurship - #e-commerce - #educator - #BoardMember.

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Ken Vincent
Ken Vincent

Another insightful article, Jacqueline. Your articles cut to the core of problems. I agree with your grading summary. However, I would have given Trump a D vs. F on health care issues. The reason being that he recently approved importing certain medications from Canada. A baby step in improving the cost of health care, but at least it is a start. The reality is all this is that in looking into our elected officials’ actions (gender notwithstanding) we must follow the money and that is joined at the hip with the driving desire for re-election.

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