The final version of Republican Senator (Maine) Susan Collins’s plan to end the shutdown was announced by the party leaders, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. The men presented the proposal despite it having been conceived by a woman and modified by a bipartisan committee, half of whom were women.
Some of the men acknowledged the women’s work:
Leadership, I must fully admit, was provided primarily by women in the Senate. – Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).
Watch the video of McCain and Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AK) here.