Women in Congress

After a surge of women being elected to Congress in the 1990s, the numbers have hit a plateau. Women now make up about 17 percent of the U.S. Congress - a percentage that lags behind much of the rest of the world. Read related article.

After a surge of women being elected to Congress in the 1990s, the numbers have hit a plateau.
Source: U.S. Capitol Note: Totals include non-voting members and all women who served at some point in each Congress.. Cristina Rivero/The Washington Post. Published on March 24, 2012, 2:25 p.m.
 
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