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Regardless of party affiliation, congressional women deliver more federal projects to their home districts and sponsor and co-sponsor more legislation than their male colleagues. In a study that was recently published in The American Journal of Political Science, researchers from Stanford University and the University of Chicago attributed women's political success not to some innate political instinct but to the fact that it's really hard for us to get elected (there are currently 360 men and 75 women in the House; 83 men and 17 women in the Senate). They theorize that women feel immense pressure to measure up, so instead of meeting expectations, we surpass them.

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DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on 77th Anniversary of Social Security

BY IN News On 14-08-2012

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement today commemorating the 77th anniversary of the day President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law, on August 14, 1935: “Seventy-seven years ago, we made a promise to America’s seniors that they would be able to retire with the dignity and security that they had earned through a lifetime of hard work. Today, President Obama and Democrats remain committed to preserving and protecting Social Security for millions of seniors across the country and for future generations of Americans

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DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on 77th Anniversary of Social Security


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