Susan Collins Comments on Record Number Women in Congress 

There is a record number of women in the new Congress, 81 in the House, and 20 in the Senate. Three of the female senators were on the CBS Morning Show on Tuesday, including Senator Susan Collins. One of the popular topics was that women don’t seem to be running for office. Here’s what Senator Collins thinks about that: “Women tend to think that they’re not quite ready and I always try to encourage women to take the risk, to roll the dice.” “You said if women were in charge we would have a budget deal by now. So with a record 20 women in the senate, is this going to get better?” “I certainly hope so. I actually was serious when I made that comment. I honestly believe that if you put the 20 women into a room and locked us up and threw in provisions occasionally that we would come out with a budget.”Collins says all of the women Senators get together about once a month for dinner.