Kay Bailey -- 87th most powerful woman in the world
Kay Bailey Hutchison ins 87th on the Forbes list of powerful women. Here's the blurb:
As the three-term vice chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, Hutchison, 61, is the fifth-highest-ranking Republican senator. Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1993, after serving in the Texas House of Representatives and as the Texas state treasurer, Hutchison is now in her third term. The senator chairs the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, where she helped pass legislation to improve national security measures in the aftermath of 9/11. Hutchison will also help oversee the country's space exploration program this year as she takes on the role of chairman of the Science and Space Subcommittee. The author of two books about American female political leaders, Hutchison has a rich Texas legacy. Her great-great grandfather signed the Texas Declaration of Independence.Not bad for a girl who says big law firms wouldn't hire a girl when she graduated from Texas Law. Good for her.
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