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Senate Women

Barbara Mikulski: 'They Got It Right' When They Called Me 'A Little General In Pearls'

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) embraces her small stature and description as “a little general in pearls," saying she thinks that’s a perfect chara...

Amanda Terkel

Barbara Mikulski Pantsed The Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) always portrayed herself as a classic Baltimore woman, a hon who put her pants on one leg at a time. On Tu...

Donté Stallworth

Numbers Show Senate Women Get More Done

HuffingtonPost.com | Donté Stallworth | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The last Congress came close to being the least productive since the days of Harry Truman, outdone only by the Congress that preceded it...

There Are More Women In Congress Now Than Ever

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

American voters brought Congress to a historical breaking point in this year's midterm elections, as the number of women serving in the U.S. House and...

In Solidarity, Senate Women Help Female Candidates

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Shelley Moore Capito's responsibilities are familiar to many women: plan her daughter's May wedding, look out for her elderly...

Women Senators Prove Collaboration Is Better Than Conflict

Sally Steenland | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sally Steenland

These women may not wear shiny red capes to work, but these days in Washington, their accomplishments qualify as superpowers.

Senate Women Rib Male Colleagues

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

A record number of women will be serving in the Senate come January, as new additions will put their tally at 20 -- an even fifth of the chamber. In a...

Amanda Terkel

Historic Number Of Women To Serve In Next Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 113th Congress will have 20 female senators, the most ever in U.S. history. Joining the Senate will be Republican Deb Fischer (Ne...

In Committee: Women Senators, Reproductive Rights and the 2012 Elections

Barbara Lee | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics
Barbara Lee

Since women's political fate tends to be tied to the political fate of Democrats overall, next year's elections pose a very real threat to some of the most powerful pro-woman, pro-choice voices in Congress.

Amanda Terkel

Elizabeth Warren And Tammy Baldwin Team Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Monday, Massachusetts U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren will be teaming up with fellow Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) f...

Amanda Terkel

Senate Women Face High Stakes In 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While a majority of people who live in the United States are women, there are only 17 of them in the U.S. Senate. And if Americans turn ...