New York Congresswoman Nita Lowey was elected ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee yesterday, making her the highest ranking woman in the committee’s history, Politico reports. One of the most important panels, its members have gone on to become Speaker of the House — including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — and is historically so male-dominated that even the secretaries were men. Women will also lead the opposition party in the "exclusive" Rules and House Financial Services Committees, too (New York’s Louise Slaughter and California’s Maxine Waters, respectively). This trend is not mirrored in the ruling party.
Most Viewed Stories
Visiting New York Showed Me Why I Left
Is Watching Gymnastics Worse Than Being an NFL Fan?
The Easiest Way to Burn 600 Calories Is by Sitting in a 150-Degree Box
Viola Davis’s Reaction to Jared Leto Is All of Us
Sarah Silverman Called Out the ‘Bernie or Bust’ Supporters at the DNC
Michelle Obama Wore a Blue Christian Siriano Dress at the DNC That Perfectly Matched the Occasion
Ask a Boss: I’m an Introvert and It’s Holding Me Back!
Jay-Z Is Also an Instagram Husband
Misty Copeland on Protein, Ballerina Bodies, and Unconventional Meditation
Starbucks’ New Dress Code Has Gone Too Far
From Our Partners
The Zoe Report
powered by PubExchange
The Cut’s Latest Love and War FeaturesPope Francis Doesn’t Want Nuns to Be ‘Wasting Time’ on Social Media
Double standard much, Cool Pope?Marina Abramović Knew That Having Kids Would Be a Disaster for Her Art
"I have no husband, no family, I’m totally free."Florida Representative Alan Grayson Shouts Down Politico Reporter When Asked About Domestic-Abuse Allegations
The incident took place at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday.Has Slut-Shaming Gotten Any Better Since 1951?
Nope, says the director of the new film Indignation.Charges Dismissed Against Anti-Abortion Activists Behind Planned Parenthood Video
A Texas judge dismissed the case on Tuesday.What Are People Mad About Now? Oh, It’s a Seagull Sculpture With Big Boobs
Stop body-shaming the seagull.Ask a Boss: I’m an Introvert and It’s Holding Me Back!
Try to be more curious about your co-workers.How to Say ‘Um’ and ‘Like’ and Also Sound Smart
There’s a way to use filler words to your advantage.Donald Trump As a Period-Shaming Pirate
This week's "Bermuda Square" comic strip.Samantha Bee Gleefully Celebrates Roger Ailes Being Forced Out of Fox
The leg cam is finally gone!
As she should.Justin Timberlake Recoils From Human Touch
He does not appreciate fans touching him, especially at celebrity golf tournaments.Never Fear: Trump Says He Thinks He's ‘Doing Well’ With Women
Is Trump on one long unfortunate acid trip?Both Sides of a Breakup: She Moved Out and Their Dogs Suffered the Most
Two exes explain why it ended.Michelle Obama Elegantly Eviscerated Donald Trump, Without Even Mentioning His Name
It wasn’t just one of the most ingenious convention speeches ever given by a political spouse, it was one of the finest convention speeches, period.Is Watching Gymnastics Worse Than Being an NFL Fan?
The ethics of consuming “the most dramatically feminine sport.”Lena Dunham, Taylor Schilling, and Other Celebrities Start Grassroots Collective to Elect Hillary Clinton
Their goal is to get more women, more people of color, and more Democrats in office.A Year After Same-Sex Marriage Is Legalized, the Democrats Can Finally Make LGBT Rights a Major Part of Their Platform
In stark contrast to the GOP.Why Did Rob Kardashian Unfollow Blac Chyna on Instagram Oh No
He also deleted all his photos of her.Women Can Start a Business With Half As Much Money As Men
Maybe it's because they're given less money to begin with.