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Women representatives' sworn; making history in 116th U.S Congress

In the US House of Representatives, historic class of new Congress people, who took the oath of office are – the first black women elected from Massachusetts and Connecticut, the first Native American women, the first Hispanic women elected from Texas, the first Muslim women and the youngest woman to be elected to Congress. There is a former doctor, a climate scientist and a NFL linebacker. Many of the women representatives were former members of the military and intelligence services. 35 of them were elected for the first time. A record 127 women will serve in congress with 106 Democrats and 21 Republicans, is a historic wave of success for female candidates. Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi reclaimed third most powerful role in Washington, California as “speaker of the House” and remains the first and only female House speaker. The vote will be the first test of their power as democrates will turn to their first major order of business.

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