Granger Unveils House GOP Families Agenda

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Kay Granger today unveiled the American Families Agenda: Assuring the American Dream, alongside the House Leadership and Members of the House Republican Conference.
Granger made the following statement:
“Today, I am proud to announce the American Families Agenda. This agenda reflects where families are today and addresses the concerns that keep parents up at night. Families have changed dramatically over the last few decades and Washington needs to catch up.
“Whether it’s the high cost of food or gas prices, the skyrocketing cost of health care, or concerns about our kids being the targets of online predators, families face increasing worries in today’s world. This agenda provides a blueprint for assuring American families can continue to pursue the American dream.
“One of the main foundations of the agenda centers on the special role wives and mothers have in the workforce while in many situations continuing to be the primary caretakers for their family. In 1950, less than 12 percent of mothers with children under the age of six were in the labor force. Today, more than 60 percent of them work outside the home.
“It is with these issues and many others in mind that we created this agenda, but more importantly we plan to take these solutions directly to the American people.  We will be traveling the country and discussing how we can provide commonsense solutions to the problems we are faced with today.”