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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 Passage of the Extension of Payroll Tax Relief for

BY IN News On 23-12-2011

After Republicans in the House finally agreed to an extension of the payroll tax cut that will ensure 160 million Americans continue to receive needed tax relief, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement: “For working Americans, many of whom are struggling to make ends meet, it is a great relief that House Republicans have finally set aside Tea Party politics and agreed to a payroll tax cut extension, ensuring 160 million Americans continue to get needed tax relief. “I want to thank President Obama and my Democratic colleagues in the House and Senate for their steadfast leadership on the payroll tax cut and for fighting for working families.

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