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Women in Congress, 1917-2021: Service Dates and Committee Assignments by Member, and Lists by State and Congress [Updated January 4, 2022]   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Summary: "In total 396 women have been elected or appointed to Congress, 258 Democrats and 138 Republicans. These figures include six nonvoting Delegates, one each from Guam, Hawaii, the District of Columbia, and American Samoa, and two from the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as one Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico. Of these 396 women, there have been [1] 338 (222 Democrats, 116 Republicans) women elected only to the House of Representatives; [2] 41 (25 Democrats, 16 Republicans) women elected or appointed only to the Senate; and [3] 17 (11 Democrats, 6 Republicans) women who have served in both chambers. A record 148 women were initially sworn in for the 117th Congress. Since then, two House Members have resigned, four new House Members have been sworn in, one Senator resigned, and one Senator's appointed term expired. Of 148 women currently in Congress, there are [1] 24 in the Senate (16 Democrats and 8 Republicans); [2] 120 Representatives in the House (89 Democrats and 31 Republicans); and [3] 4 in the House (2 Democrats and 2 Republicans) who serve as Delegates or Resident Commissioner, representing the District of Columbia, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. This report includes brief biographical information, committee assignments, dates of service, district information, and listings by Congress and state, and (for Representatives) congressional districts of the 396 women who have been elected or appointed to Congress. It will be updated when there are relevant changes in the makeup of Congress."

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CRS Report for Congress, RL30261
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2022-01-04
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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