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Women Face Unique Challenges in US Politics

The number of women in the U.S. Congress has reached a record high.  Women make up 20 percent of the House of Representatives and Senate, but the number is not reflective of the U.S. population, which is 50 percent women.  At the Milken Institute Global Conference held in Los Angeles this week, some political insiders explained why a gender gap in U.S. politics exists.   The U.S. Congress is a place of power that is still dominated by men. “Women only got the right to...

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