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19 Records Broken By Women In 2019 (So Far)

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Most Women Sworn Into The House Of Representatives (And 12 Other Congressional Firsts)

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Sure, these women were *elected* in 2018, but 2019 is the year it all happens. The most women *ever* were sworn into the House of Representatives in January 2019, with more than 100 women making this year’s Congress the most diverse in history from both a gender perspective and a race one. We saw the first Native American women in Congress, the first Muslim women in Congress (who also happen to be the first Somali-American and Palestinian-American women in Congress, the first hijab-wearing member of Congress, and the first former refugee), the first Latina congresswomen from Texas, the first women from Iowa ever to be elected to the House (seriously, Iowa?), and the first South American congressperson. And don’t forget Tennessee’s first female senator, Marsha Blackburn (who kind of sucks, but it’s still a W) and Mississippi’s first female senator, Cindy Hyde-Smith.

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