This week, I brought the women Senators together for my traditional, bipartisan Senate Women Power Workshop.  There are now a record 16 women serving in the U.S. Senate.  Can you believe it?  When I was elected to the Senate in 1986, I became the 16th woman to serve in the Senate.  Now there are as many of us here all at one time.

I started my power workshops in 1992 to make sure that new female Senators have the tools they need to succeed in the U.S. Senate.  The women Senators are not a caucus, we're a force.  We hold powerful leadership and committee positions, and work in coalition to get things done with civility and respect.  We believe that every issue is a woman's issue.