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Women in Congress: Statistics and Brief Overview [Updated January 15, 2020]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Summary: "A record 131 women currently serve in the 116th Congress. There are 105 women serving in the House (including Delegates and the Resident Commissioner), 90 Democrats and 15 Republicans. There are 26 women in the Senate, 17 Democrats and 9 Republicans. [...] This report includes historical information, including the number of women in Congress over time; means of entry to Congress; comparisons to international and state legislatures; records for tenure; firsts for women in Congress; women in leadership; African American, Asian Pacific American, Hispanic, and American Indian women in Congress; as well as a brief overview of research questions related to the role and impact of women in Congress."

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CRS Report for Congress, R43244
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2020-01-15
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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