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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 Rep. Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on the Retirement of Senator Barbara Boxer

BY IN News On 08-01-2015

Washington, DC – DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on Barbara Boxer’s announcement that she will not seek re-election to the Senate in 2016: “Senator Barbara Boxer’s announcement today that she will not seek reelection to the Senate in 2016 represents a tremendous loss for the people of California and the Democratic Party. On issues including the environment, gun safety, women’s health, and education, Senator Boxer has fought tirelessly for the issues that shape the lives of the people she represents, and she will certainly be missed in the halls of Congress.

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DNC Chair Rep. Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on the Retirement of Senator Barbara Boxer

BY IN News On 08-01-2015

Washington, DC – DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on Barbara Boxer’s announcement that she will not seek re-election to the Senate in 2016: “Senator Barbara Boxer’s announcement today that she will not seek reelection to the Senate in 2016 represents a tremendous loss for the people of California and the Democratic Party. On issues including the environment, gun safety, women’s health, and education, Senator Boxer has fought tirelessly for the issues that shape the lives of the people she represents, and she will certainly be missed in the halls of Congress.

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