Record Number of Women in New CongressFeb 9th, 2013 • Category: Nation & World
By ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, age 10
More women will be in the 113th U.S. Congress than any in previous years—81 representatives and 20 senators, including Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), the first openly gay senator. This is a step towards equality, but it might not change Congress that much. “I don’t think we should be satisfied until we have the same number of women in the Senate that represents the percentage of the population that are women,” Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) told the New York Times. That means 50 percent of Congress would have to be women. As McCaskill says, “We still have a long way to go.”
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