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Congress to see record breaking number of women in office come January

Added 11-26-22 04:03:01pm EST - “A record-breaking number of women will serve in Congress come January after the midterms brought in a historic wave of female candidates across both parties.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Congress to see record breaking number of women in office come January”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A record-breaking number of women will serve in Congress come January after the midterms brought in a historic wave of female candidates across both parties.

The 118th Congress is set to have 149 women serving in both chambers next year, seeing an uptick of just two female members from the current Congress.

Still, significant gains were made to also expand the number of women of color. Several states and districts experienced historic “firsts” when it comes to representation.

More than half of the incoming class of 22 freshmen women in the House will be women of color. Overall, the House hit a high with 124 women set to take office.

In a press conference with the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Ms. Ramirez said she hopes to be the “first of many to come” from the Midwest, celebrating the gains made for diversity.

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