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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 Recognizing the 22nd Anniversary of the Americans

BY IN News On 26-07-2012

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement recognizing the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was signed into law 22 years ago on July 26, 1990: “Twenty-two years ago today, America reached an incredibly important milestone when the Americans with Disabilities Act became law. Since its passage, the ADA has enabled our nation to make good on its promise to be a land of freedom and opportunity for all Americans – including the many Americans living with disabilities, who deserve the right to participate fully in all aspects of American life and contribute to their communities. “While there is no question that we have a come long way as a result of this landmark law, we know there is more to do.

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DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement Recognizing the 22nd Anniversary of the Americans


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