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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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When women and mothers serve as lawmakers

BY IN Emerge America On 28-06-2016

The Oregonian June 28, 2016 By Rep. Ann Lininger When I met with my boss years ago to plan my maternity leave, he spoke admiringly of a woman who returned to her job two weeks after childbirth. I had no clear maternity-related benefits in that position, and our family needed my income

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