GOP Creates Women’s Policy Group

Amid charges Republicans are waging a war on women, House Republicans have launched a new committee aimed at combating that criticism. The Women's Policy Committee says it has a goal of "raising the profile of GOP women in their roles as lawmakers, highlighting their diverse achievements, and providing a unique, unified voice on a wide range of critically important issues." The committee will include all 24 female Republicans in the House—all of whom introduced themselves in a YouTube video. Whether the move will attract more women to vote for the GOP ticket this fall is an open question. Twenty-two of the legislators voted to roll back the Violence Against Women Act, and 21 of them cosponsored the bill that would allow employers to avoid offering contraception through their health plans, according to ThinkProgress.