October 16, 2013

Women Are the Only Adults Left in Washington

During the immigration-bill markup, Hawaii’s Mazie Hirono grilled South Carolina ­Republican Lindsey Graham about college-diploma requirements for new visas. She noted the disparity in female access to education in the developing world. “Could you share with us how you think that unmarried women would fare under the merit system?” asked ­Hirono, who immigrated with her mother to the U.S. as a child. Graham replied that they could come with their families. Hirono, Murkowski and 10 other women introduced an amendment to allot visas to health workers, nannies and those in other traditionally female professions. Though the measure was popular, it failed to get a vote in the Senate.

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By:  Jay Newton-Small
Source: TIME Magazine