Last week was the opening of the 116th Congress, and it’s making history by breaking records and marking historic firsts!

Incredibly, the number of women in Congress is at a record high at 127, with more than 100 women sworn into the Democratic side. Unfortunately, the number of women on the Republican’s side declined after the recent midterm elections.

However, it hasn’t stopped there for beaten records, as the Congress has also seen an increase in the number of those who are African-American, Latino, Asian-American, and a part of the LGBT+ community. It also represents more religious diversity (including Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists) than ever before.

A look at some of the many historic firsts…

and finally,

Congratulations to all the diverse leaders who have been sworn into Congress, especially to all the incredible Congresswomen, who will help build a brighter future and inspire many others.

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