THE HILL: Scalise backs Stefanik’s push to help GOP women in primaries

By Juliegrace Brufke, The Hill

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) threw his support behind Rep. Elise Stefanik’s (R-N.Y.) push to help more Republican women win their primary races on Friday.

“Thank you for leading on this @EliseStefanik. We need more talented women like you in Congress. I’m proud to support your efforts,” he tweeted in response to the New York Republican warning the number of female GOP lawmakers in the House has reached “crisis levels.”

Just 13 Republican women are slated to serve in the lower chamber in the 116th Congress, down from 23.

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