The Year of the Woman – A History of Women in Congress

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From BackStory With The American History Guys

When the 116th Congress was sworn in, a historic number of women took office. In 2019, 131 women serve in the House and Senate, making Congress the most diverse it’s ever been. This episode (53:57) looks at the history of “women in Congress,” how much progress has been made, and how much work lies ahead.

Transcript included.

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