The 113th Congress, beginning Jan. 3, has a record number of female senators, with voters in November shaking up the old-boy network. The number of women has grown from 17 to 20. Here is a look at each one.
NEW: Elizabeth Warren — Massachusetts (D) Warren had envisioned an agency to protect Americans from dubious banking practices behind the 2008 Wall Street collapse and bailout, but some of her now-fellow senators lobbied hard to stop her from heading the agency. The Harvard law school professor and bankruptcy expert was praised highly for her speech at the Democratic National Convention. Read the article. Gretchen Ertl/Reuters Buy Photo