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Women in the Senate

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...

Igor Bobic

How The 2014 Midterm Elections Made History

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Tuesday's midterm elections marked a night of historic firsts. Yes, Republicans resoundingly trounced Democrats, taking control of the Senate, expa...

This Is Finally Happening For The Women Of The Senate

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.12.2013 | Women

The 20 women in the U.S. Senate are finally getting a larger ladies' room. Back in November, Senator Amy Klochubar (D-Minn.) reported that "traffi...

Emily Swanson

Who Americans Want More Of In Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

Most Americans would prefer that the U.S. Congress be evenly divided between male and female members, as opposed to the current male majority, accordi...

My Valentine Invitation

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

I am hopeful that the combination of an unprecedented female leadership in Congress and the opportunity for our own voices to break through will make sure women's rights and status in society are fully equal to men's and truly secure all over the world.

Jennifer Bendery

Patty Murray: 'I Opened The Door' For Senate Record

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- You wouldn't know it by watching Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on the Senate floor Thursday, but history was being made and she was a big ...

Jennifer Bendery

Joe Biden: 20 Female Senators Is 'Wonderful,' But We Should Be At 51

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democratic leaders aren't the only ones thrilled about adding more female senators to their ranks in the new Congress. "I thin...

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...

6 Ways Elizabeth Warren May Affect Your Personal Finances

LearnVest | Posted 02.02.2013 | Women
LearnVest

It's clear that Warren is ready to make some big changes in Washington. So what exactly is on her mind? These six things are likely to be on her agenda -- and they're likely to affect your wallet.

Why Women Should Demand Payback for Helping President Obama

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 01.07.2013 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

I don't mean to sound ungrateful. President Obama has shown a great deal of support for women on many levels, starting with the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. However, it's time for the President to go beyond that.

Choosing to Represent

Cheryl Saban Ph.D. | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
Cheryl Saban Ph.D.

Getting more women into Congress is worth the fight. Taking this opportunity, even though it's dressed in overalls, and looks like work, is still an opportunity. This is not just a woman's issue.