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A class of their own: The new women of Congress claim their space

January 16, 2019 | 4:29 PM GMT
In a documentary, The Washington Post follows two newly elected women as they take their place in the 116th Congress: Deb Haaland, one of the first two Native American women to serve, and Ayanna Pressley, the first African American woman to represent Massachusetts. They carry not only the expectations of their constituents but the hopes of women who see themselves reflected in the government for the first time.