Republican response to SOTU by Republican woman from Washington-video

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The top-ranking Republican woman in Congress, the fourth highest ranking Republican in the House, sought to offer a “more hopeful” vision for the country that closes America’s “opportunity inequality” gap during her party’s official response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech Tuesday.

“Our mission – not only as Republicans, but as Americans, is to once again to ensure that we are not bound by where we come from, but empowered by what we can become,” said Washington Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. “That is the gap Republicans are working to close. It’s the gap we all face, between where you are and where you want to be.”

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