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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.

Rachel Sowray

BY IN Emerge America On 05-10-2016

Rachel Sowray Alumna Class of 2016 Emerge Oregon 0 Rachel has always desired a life of public service. She moved to Washington, D.C., as quickly as she could after college, to work on healthcare, housing, and education issues at the federal level. Now back in the Pacific Northwest, Rachel serves as a prosecutor in Washington County where she is the Deputy District Attorney for domestic violence and stalking cases.

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