HERstory 
State Sen. Wendy Davis (D-TX) during her 11-hour filibuster.  

HERstory 

State Sen. Wendy Davis (D-TX) during her 11-hour filibuster.  

At what point must a female senator raise her hand or her voice to be heard over the male colleagues in the room?
Senator Leticia Van de Putte (D-TX) during the filibuster of SB5
motherjones:

The House finally passed the Violence Against Women Act on Thursday…after 18 months.
The first step towards running for office is getting involved on a local level.
New York City Council speaker Christine C. Quinn 
First Ladies: Influence and Image.

Favorite new show. Thanks C-SPAN!

First Ladies: Influence and Image.

Favorite new show. Thanks C-SPAN!

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were formally sworn into office today, marking the official beginning of their second terms.

Four more years! 

The real hope for Congress is in the women. One of the reasons why I worked so hard to get women elected this last cycle was because women often are very good at building consensus, crossing party lines and getting things done.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton returned to work today. She was presented with a gift from her staff: protective head gear - a football helmet with the State Department logo on the side as well as a football jersey with the number 112 on it, for the number of countries the secretary visited during her four-year tenure. (via NBC) 

fancypantsuits:

Women of the House!