Congress

Women's Representation in Congress

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U.S. House of Representatives

Number of women serving: 119* out of 430 (+5 vacancies)
Percentage of women: 27%
Number of Republicans: 31
Number of Democrats: 88
Women of color: 46* (41D, 5R)
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: 24 out of 100
Percentage of women serving: 24%
Number of Republicans: 8
Number of Democrats: 16
Women of color: 3 (3D, 0R)
Most represented states: 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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