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Republican Senate Takeover Pushes Women Out Of Powerful Committee Posts

02/02/2015 05:54 pm ET
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, the new chairwoman of the Energy Committee, was at a reception in Hershey, Pa., last month when aides to Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, the No. 2 Republican in the House, presented her with a party favor: a black windbreaker with the words “Chairman’s Table” on the back.

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