CNN Reports: 2021 A “Historic High For GOP Women In Congress”

A record number of women and women of color are set to serve in the 117th Congress, beginning in January, due to notable gains by Republican women and despite tough losses for some House Democrats. At least 141 women — 105 Democrats, 36 Republicans — will serve in the next Congress, breaking the record of 127 female lawmakers who served in the 116th Congress, according to Rutgers University’s Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP). For Republicans, 36 is a new high, surpassing 30 GOP women who served in 2006, while for Democrats, 105 is one short of the record set in 2019.

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