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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 Vote by Senate Republicans to Block Legislation th

BY IN News On 08-05-2012

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement today after Senate Republicans voted to block the Stop the Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act of 2012, which would prevent federal student loan interest rates from doubling on July 1: “Today, Senate Republicans had an opportunity to demonstrate that keeping college affordable for middle-class students and their families doesn’t have to be a partisan issue. They had a genuine chance to stand with President Obama and Democrats in Congress who are fighting to stop federal student loan interest rates from doubling from 3.4 to 6.8 percent in less than two months. Instead, on the very day that student loan debt is estimated to hit $1 trillion in this country, Republicans squandered that opportunity.

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