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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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Presidential Proclamation: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month 2012

Building on his historic record of LGBT support and success, President Obama declared June Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.

Hilda Solis

Hilda Lucia Solis is the 25th United States Secretary of Labor, serving in the Obama administration. She was the first Hispanic woman to serve in the California State Senate