Congress

Women's Representation in Congress

 

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U.S. House of Representatives

Number of women serving: 83* out of 435
Percentage of women: 19.1%
Number of Republicans: 21
Number of Democrats: 62
Women of color: 34* (31D, 3R)
First woman elected: Jeannette Rankin (MT) in 1916 

 

*Does not include women delegates the U.S. Territories
Fact sheet  from the Center for American Women in Politics, Rutgers University

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U.S. Senate

Number of women serving: 21 out of 100
Percentage of women serving: 21%
Number of Republicans: 5
Number of Democrats: 16
Women of color: 4
Most represented states: CA, NH, WA
First woman elected: Hattie Caraway (AR) in 1932 

 

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

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