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The All-Female Senate

On Tuesday morning of this week, the U.S. Senate convened in Washington. But this session was different. Many were absent due to icy road conditions, and those that showed up for work were all women. Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska presided, mainly to delay business until the workforce got back to normal.  

“As we convene this morning, you look around the chamber, the presiding officer is female. All of our parliamentarians are female. Our floor managers are female. All of our pages are female.”

Murkowski noted that she and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), who was wielding the Senate gavel, hadn’t planned the all-women session. It was, she said, just a coincidence.

Coincidence? Maybe it had something to do with the difficulty of actually getting to work that day. You can see a video of Murkowski’s comments at The Washington Post. If this snowstorm had happened a couple of decades ago, the Capitol Building might have been completely empty.  -via Daily of the Day

(Screenshot via C-SPAN)

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It's interesting that the commenters below the story did more legwork than the newspaper itself. OlafTheStout's 1/27/2016 2:58 PM EST is a good one.

But then, had the writer of the piece been a male maybe he'd actually have done his job. ;-)
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