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Famous Firsts in the 116th Congress

We all know the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. When that workplace happens to be where the laws shaping the future of the United States are made, it's not just important - it's vital. We've still got a long way to go for gender parity, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't celebrate our victories.

Check out 10 of our favorite "famous firsts" for women and diversity in the 116th Congress.


1. First (Two!) Native American Congresswomen

Deb Haaland (D - NM) & Sharice Davids (D - KS)

6. First (Two) Latina Congresswomen Representing Texas 

Veronica Escobar (D-TX) and Sylvia Garcia (D-TX)

8. First Congressperson Born in South America

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL)

10. Most First-Time Congresswomen (42) and Most Women EVER in Congress (127)

Baby steps. Here's to even better numbers in the 117th Congress.

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