Powerful Women: The 25 Most Influential Women in Congress
From a lone legislator in 1917 to today’s power players, women in Congress are changing the culture of U.S. politics. In this brief look at the history of female legislators, find out how women have made their mark in Washington, D.C., along with exclusive personal profiles of 25 leading women Democrats and Republicans including detailed biographies, their photos and legislative achievements. More
From a lone legislator in 1917 to today’s power players, women in Congress are changing the culture of U.S. politics. Forging alliances across regional and ideological lines, vying for prominent roles, and crafting new policy discussions, women in the House and Senate are clearing a new path.
Readers will get a brief history of how women have made their mark in Washington, D.C., along with exclusive personal profiles of leading women Democrats and Republicans including detailed biographies, their photos and legislative achievements.
CQ Roll Call, Washington’s prime source for non-partisan coverage of Congress, has drawn upon its news resources and legislative expertise to select the 25 most influential female lawmakers in the 114th Congress — plus an additional five newly elected members who are poised to have a bright future.
The list includes:
SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN, D-MASS., a favorite of many progressives who has been urged to run for president in 2016
REP. NANCY PELOSI, D-CALIF., House minority leader and the first female Speaker
REP. DIANE BLACK, R-TENN., a key player in the GOP’s outreach to women and sits on the powerful Budget Committee
SEN. KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND, D.-N.Y., an almost unknown in her state when she took over Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat in 2009, is now considered a future presidential candidate
SEN. BARBARA MIKULSKI, D-MD., the “dean of Senate women” and the longest-serving woman in Congress
SEN. KELLY AYOTTE, R-N.H., a rising voice on national security matters and a frequent critic of President Obama’s foreign policy
The bonus section focuses on five freshmen including: the Senate’s first female combat veteran and Iowa’s first female Senator, Republican Joni Ernst, and Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, the first black Republican woman to serve in Congress.
“Powerful Women: The 25 Most Influential Women in Congress” is a must-have for history lovers, political buffs and anyone curious about power brokers and women leaders in America.
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