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    Rutledge Participates in Conversations with Women of America event at the White House

    January 16, 2018

    Says, ‘Too often women are pigeon-holed as only caring about certain issues’

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Arkansas Attorney General released the following statement after attending the White House Conversations with Women of America event today.

    “Too often women are pigeon-holed as only caring about certain issues when, in fact, all issues are women’s issues,” said Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. “I am proud to stand on behalf of women in Arkansas and across the country in discussions with the Trump Administration about eliminating barriers to job creation and economic growth, ensuring we effectively combat the opioid epidemic and addressing concerns over illegal immigration and national security.”

    Rutledge participated in panel discussions with top White House officials including Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump, Small Business Administration Administrator Linda McMahon, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence Sue Gordon, Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand and Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson today to discuss economic development in rural states and communities; how the Administration plans to lead the efforts to combat the opioid abuse crisis; providing guidance and opportunities for states to combat fraud and abuses in our Medicaid systems; and how best to foster a healthier relationship between state and federal governments when targeting human trafficking.

    President Donald J. Trump also made a surprise appearance at the event recognizing a handful of women including Attorney General Rutledge.

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