Lisa Murkowski

Lisa Murkowski

Lisa Murkowski, Senator from Alaska

"I may be a bad politician that way because I just don't have what some people term as 'trade bait.' When I'm looking at an issue, it's either good policy or it's not good policy." My vote is something that I take very, very seriously.”

Indeed, when a 2016 blizzard hit Washington, DC, the only senators to show up to work during the storm were women. Senator Murkowski, along with Senator Susan Collins of Maine, led a brief session during which Murkowski noted, “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. This was not orchestrated in any way shape or form, we came in and looked around and noticed that … something is genuinely different, and something is genuinely fabulous. Perhaps it speaks to the hardiness of women. That put on your boots and put your hat on and get out and slog through the mess that’s out there.” 

The Atlantic, Washington Times, Photograph via KTOO

Heidi Heitkamp

Heidi Heitkamp

Carolyn Goodman

Carolyn Goodman