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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.

Jill Remick

BY IN Emerge America On 06-01-2016

Jill Remick Alumna Class of 2015 Emerge Vermont 0 Jill Remick is the Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs for the Vermont Agency of Education. A lifelong Vermonter, she received her Bachelor’s Degrees in Journalism & Writing and English Literature with a minor in Education from Lyndon State College in 2000. She calls Montpelier her hometown, where she lives with her husband and daughter.

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