Women in Congress Are More Likely to Get Interrupted in Hearings

From a story on futurity.org headlined “Women in Congress are more likely to get interrupted in hearings”:

Committee hearings are where most business in Congress is done—especially in Senate committees, where women are about 10% more likely to be interrupted, according to new findings in American Political Science Review.

Perhaps more strikingly, women are more than twice as likely as men to be interrupted in congressional hearings when discussing women’s issues, including reproductive rights, abortion, and child care.

Which State Has Never Sent a Woman to Congress?

From an axios.com story by Mike Allen headlined “Which one state has never sent a woman to Congress?”:

I wouldn’t have guessed Vermont, either.

Driving the news: With a rare opening in its congressional delegation, the Green Mountain State is poised to lose its distinction as the only state that has never been represented by a woman in Washington, AP’s Wilson Ring reports from Montpelier.

The big picture: Three women — Lt. Gov. Molly Gray, Senate President Pro Tempore Becca Balint, and Sianay Chase Clifford, a social worker and former Capitol Hill aide — are among the Democrats competing in a Aug. 9 primary. It’s for a seat being vacated by the state’s lone U.S. House member, Democrat Peter Welch, who’s trying to move to the Senate.