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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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Nasreen Khan

BY IN Emerge America On 07-08-2015

Nasreen Khan Alumna Program Member 0 Nasreen is passionate about making positive impact on policies related to health equity, gender parity, education, the welfare of women and children and human rights. She believes that government can be a great force for good in the world – and loves a challenge, overcoming it and learning from the experience. She currently works at the Oregon Health Authority and is pursuing a doctorate in health care.

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