Never before have this many women been US lawmakers, and this young and diverse group includes:

Americans can check here to see how much the new Congress will resemble them. And here are more numbers on this historic class:

Since Jeannette Rankin was elected in Congress in 1916 (two years before US women won the right to vote), the growth of female representation has been slowly picking up—with a sizable increase since the late 1980s:

Still, less than 24% of Congress is female:

Through the years, Democrats have held a large margin over Republicans in female representation:

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