Record Number of Women Elected to Congress

Now 17 more than in 2016.

More women were elected to Congress on Election Day 2020 than in any prior year in U.S. history.

A Rutgers University center said there has been a steady gain in female congressional seats and a marked rise in Republican women running for the House or Senate.

Between both major parties, 127 women were elected to Congress, representing a 17-person gain from 2016. Of that number, 105 are Democrats and 22 are Republicans. The total number of women who ran for Congress in 2020 is 583, an uptick of 20 percent since 2016.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For each person, male or female, elected to seats of responsibility in the United States Congress.
  • For the congressional delegations that will be sworn in on January 3 to have a less partisan, more cooperative approach to working with one another.

Sources: Washington Examiner, MSN


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