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We Make More Effective Congresspeople (When We Manage to Get Elected)

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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Jessica Brumsted

BY IN Emerge America On 15-06-2016

Jessica Brumsted Alumna Class of 2016 Emerge Vermont 0 Jessica Brumsted is government relations professional who started her career in Senator Jim Jeffords’ Vermont office before serving as Director of Government Relations at then Fletcher Allen Health Care. She later served as Director of the Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program at the University of Vermont before resigning to focus on raising her children

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