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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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My American Dream

BY IN Emerge America On 14-03-2014

My American Dream By Joana Garcia, Emerge Virginia class 2014 All of us have heard about the “American Dream.”? There are many versions of the dream depending on you and your background and how you envision your future.? My American Dream came from my parents.? I have lived the “American Dream.”? I am a retired Naval Officer, a student at George Mason University, a wife to a retired Air Force Officer and a mother of two wonderful boys.

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