Women make up 28% of all members of the 118th Congress, the highest percentage in U.S. History and a considerable increase from a decade ago.
A record 128 women are serving in the newly elected House accounting for 29% of the chamber’s total. In the Senate, women hold 25 of 100 seats, tying the record number they held in the 116th Congress.
Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) has served in the Senate for 30 years and has been elected Senate President Pro Tempore. She is the first woman to serve in the role.
Congressperson Karen Bass is the first woman and first woman of color to be elected Mayor of Los Angeles, CA.