A record number of women will serve in the next Congress

A record number of women will serve in the next Congress

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  • The 149 women who will serve in the US House and Senate in the 118th Congress will expand the ranks of female representation by just two members above the record set by this Congress.
  • And not only will women of color break records in the 118th Congress, but within the House alone, there will also be a record number of both Latinas and Black women.
  • There will be four more Latinas in the House for a total of 18 – the most ever – and one more Black woman, bringing their total from 26 to 27.
  • “The idea of being the first Latina – so not just that it’s a woman but it’s a woman of color – serving in Congress, I hope is going to be make things a little bit easier for the little girls that I’ve taken care of in clinic.

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