WASHINGTON, D.C. — Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) released a statement in response to the Republican Study Committee’s (RSC) FY 2025 budget, announced today

Independent Women’s Forum President, Carrie Lukas, issued the following statement:

“Independent Women’s Forum applauds the Republican Study Committee’s FY 2025 budget because it represents common sense policies to accelerate economic growth, restore worker freedoms, strengthen American households, relieve small businesses from the growth-strangling grip of costly regulations, and bring the nation back from the brink of financial ruin. 

“The time for fiscal sanity in Washington is overdue. Out-of-control spending in recent years has delivered 40-year high inflation that has created real hardship and stress for many American households. Generational milestones of marriage, homeownership, and children are out of reach for too many. Entrepreneurs and small businesses face existential threats from onerous labor, economic, and environmental regulations. Our nation’s fiscal future is in peril. 

“Women know too well the heavy toll that big government policies place on their lives. They have watched over the past few years how the Biden Administration severely limited their ability to work flexibly and earn extra money, ripped preferred appliances from their homes, forced school and business closures, cut domestic oil and gas production skyrocketing their energy costs, and played politics with the debt rather than tackling the drivers of it. All the while, the southern border was opened to an influx of illegal migration with no vetting and no accountability for the public safety, public health, and public resource burdens.

“This budget reflects a welcome change and an embrace of the  important priorities of deregulation, tax cuts, spending restraint, transparency, and accountability that women want from Washington.” 

Independent Women’s Forum is dedicated to developing and advancing policies that aren’t just well intended but actually enhance people’s freedom, choices, and opportunities.