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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 Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on Black History Month

BY IN News On 01-02-2015

Washington, DC – DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement in recognition of Black History Month: “This February, we celebrate Black History Month. It is an opportunity to recognize the invaluable contributions that African Americans have made to our nation

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DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on Black History Month


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