There Are More Women In Congress Now Than Ever

American voters brought Congress to a historical breaking point in this year's midterm elections, as the number of women serving in the U.S. House and Senate hit representation in the triple digits for the first time ever with the election of Democrat Alma Adams.

Online research engine FindTheBest collected data on female representation in the U.S. House and Senate over the years. The 113th Congress hit a historic high in terms of overall female representation, as well as representation among Democrats, but there was a decline among Republicans.

Below, see a map depicting the number of women that have served each state in Congress over time. Though currently cast in gray to depict no female representation up until this point, Iowa elected Joni Ernst to the Senate earlier this month. Ernst will be the first woman to represent the state in Congress come January.



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