Congress

Women's Representation in Congress

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U.S. House of Representatives

Number of women serving: 102* out of 435
Percentage of women: 23.4%
Number of Republicans: 13
Number of Democrats: 89
Women of color: 43* (42D, 1R)
First woman elected: Jeannette Rankin (MT) in 1916 
*Does not include women delegates from the U.S. Territories
Fact sheet from the Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University

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U.S. Senate

Number of women serving: 25 out of 100
Percentage of women serving: 25%
Number of Republicans: 8
Number of Democrats: 17
Women of color: 4 (4D, 0R)
Most represented states: AZ, CA, NH, NV, WA, MN
First woman elected: Hattie Caraway (AR) in 1932 

Fact sheet from the Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University

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