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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:43 PM

Women Senators Make History In 113th Congress


Women Senators Make History In 113th Congress

WASHINGTON -- Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat from North Dakota, stood in the hallway of the U.S. Capitol on Thursday just after being sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden as one of the record 20 female senators, and looked around.

"If you want to know about the number of women, look at the walls," she said to Bruce Mann, the husband of fellow new Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).

The Capitol is full of portraits, busts and statues of men. Outside the Senate chamber, more than 35 faces of white men look down on the hallways, from a large likeness of founder Ben Franklin that gazes down quizzically to a bust of former President Richard Nixon that sits, ironically, outside of a room where Democrats meet for lunch.

One woman, former Sen. Hattie Caraway (D-Ark.), is represented on the wall, looking somber in a black dress at the east side of the Ohio Clock Corridor.

Of the nearly 2,000 senators in the history of Congress, only 44 have been female. The first woman in the Senate served for only 24 hours in November of 1922, and no woman was elected to the body until a decade later, when Caraway was chosen by Arkansas voters.

Now, there are 20 women senators in the 113th Congress -- still far from proportional to the U.S. population, but, according to the women, better than nothing. Ten of those women were sworn in on Thursday, four of them for the first time.

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Full article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/03/women-senators-113th-congress_n_2405299.html



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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:52 PM

1. A photo of all 20 of the current female U.S. Senators, below




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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 08:23 PM

2. 20 Female US Senators

1)Murkoswki-R (AK)
2)Boxer-D(CA)
3)Feinstein-D(CA)
4)Hirino-D(HI)
5)Landrieu-D(LA)
6)Collins-R(ME)
7)Mikulski-D(MD)
8)Warren-D(MA)
9)Stabenow-D(MI)
10)Klobuchar-D(MN)
11)McCaskill-D(MO)
12)Fischer-R(NE)
13)Ayotte-R(NH)
14)Shaheen-D(NH)
15)Gillibrand-D(NY)
16)Hagan-D(NC)
17)Heitkamp-D(ND)
18)Cantwell-D(WA)
19)Murray-D(WA)
20)Baldwin-D(WI)
2016 is going to be the next year for the year of women.
1)AZ- Napolitano-D
2)FL- Wasserman Schultz-D or Castor-D
3)IL- Michelle Obama-D??? or Lisa Madigan-D
4)PA- Kathleen Kane-D


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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 08:25 PM

3. Not enough, not nearly enough.

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