Congress Works Better with More Women, Ellen Malcolm
Put more women on Capitol Hill and the solutions for every American will just get better says EMILY’s List founder Ellen Malcolm.
ELLEN MALCOLM: I think our Congress works better when there are more women in it, for a number of reasons. First of all, they understand the life experiences of what women have. And they represent that when they're in the discussions.
I remember Pat Schroeder way back saying that she had just become chair of the subcommittee in Armed Services that was in charge of all the military bases. And she twinkled her eyes and looked at me and she said, and there are going to be day care centers on every one of those military bases from now on. You know, the men have been in charge of the military for years. They never really thought about what happened with families and kids, and how they could be helpful. But a woman understood that, and she changed the dialogue.
I think if the Congress is 50% women, they'd get down to work and they'd get something done.