What to expect from Sen. Rubio’s State of the Union response
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.
Tomorrow night, President Obama will lay out a clear vision for the year ahead: a vision to boost our economic recovery by investing in infrastructure, strengthening our education system, honoring our commitments to America's seniors, and finding balanced solutions to our budgetary challenges. We'll also hear from Sen