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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 Mitt Romney’s Refusal to Say Whether He Supports t

BY IN News On 30-05-2012

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement today on Mitt Romney’s continued refusal to say whether he supports the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would close existing loopholes in our nation’s pay equity laws and help women secure equal pay for equal work: “On a question as basic as whether or not he supports legislation to make equal pay for equal work a reality in this country, it is simply baffling that Mitt Romney still can’t offer the American people a straight answer. In fact, his campaign didn’t respond to five requests for clarification on Romney’s position. We’ve been down this road before

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DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on Mitt Romney’s Refusal to Say Whether He Supports t


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