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Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014: Biographical and Committee Assignment Information, and Listings by State and Congress Jennifer E. Manning Information Research Specialist Ida A. Brudnick Specialist on the Congress December 16, 2013October 31, 2014 Congressional Research Service 7-5700 www.crs.gov RL30261 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 Summary One hundred two women currently serve in the 113th Congress: 82 in the House (63 Democrats and 19 Republicans) and 20 in the Senate (16 Democrats and 4 Republicans). One hundred one women were initially sworn in to the 113th Congress, one female Republican House Member has since resigned, and two Democratic House Members have been elected. This is higher than the previous record number of 95 women who were initially elected to the 111th Congress. The first woman elected to Congress was Representative Jeannette Rankin (R-MT, 1917-1919, 1941-1943). The first woman to serve in the Senate was Rebecca Latimer Felton (D-GA). She was appointed in 1922 and served for only one day. A total of 298 women have served in Congress, 194 Democrats and 104 Republicans. Of these women, 254 (165 Democrats, 89 Republicans) have served only in the House of Representatives; 34 (21 Democrats, 13 Republicans) have served only in the Senate; and 10 (8 Democrats, 2 Republicans) have served in both houses. These figures include four non-voting Delegates, one each from Guam, Hawaii, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Of the 44 women who have served in the Senate, 14 were first appointed and 5 were first elected to fill unexpired terms. A total of 33 African American women have served in Congress (1 in the Senate, 32 in the House), including 17 serving in the 113th Congress. Ten Hispanic women have been elected to the House; nine serve in the 113th Congress. Nine Asian Pacific American women have served in the Congress (8eight in the House, 1one in both the House and Senate), including seven in the 113th Congress. Nineteen women in the House, and 10 women in the Senate, have chaired committees. In the 113th Congress, one woman chairs a House committee, and five women chair Senate committees, with one female Senator chairing two committees. This report includes biographical information, including the names, committee assignments, dates of service, listings by Congress and state, and (for Representatives) congressional districts of the 297 women who have served in Congress. It will be updated when there are relevant changes in the makeup of Congress. For additional information, including a discussion of the impact of women in Congress as well as historical information, including the number and percentage of women in Congress over time, data on entry to Congress, comparisons to international and state legislatures, tenure, firsts for women in Congress, women in leadership, and African American and Asian Pacific American women in Congress, see CRS Report R43244, Women in the United States Congress: Historical Overview, Tables, and Discussion, by Jennifer E. Manning, Colleen J. Shogan, and Ida A. Brudnick. Congressional Research Service Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 Contents Introduction...................................................................................................................................... 1 Tables and Data................................................................................................................................ 2 Alphabetical Listing, Including Dates of Service and Committee Assignments ............................. 3 Tables Table 1. Women in Congress, 65th - 113th Congresses, by Congress ............................................. 78 Table 2. Women in Congress, 65th - 113th Congresses, by State or Territory ................................. 97 Table 3. Total Number of Women in Each Congress: 1917-2013................................................ 102 Contacts Author Contact Information......................................................................................................... 104 Acknowledgments ....................................................................................................................... 104 Congressional Research Service Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 Introduction Two hundred ninety-eight women have been elected or appointed to the U.S. Congress.1 Jeannette Rankin (R-MT) has the distinction of being the first woman elected to serve in Congress. On November 9, 1916, she was elected to the House of Representatives as Montana’s Representativeat-Large to the 65th Congress (1917-1919).2 Since Rankin’s election, 297 additional women have served in Congress. These 298 women include • 194 Democrats and 104 Republicans; • 254 (165 Democrats, 89 Republicans) women have served only in the House of Representatives; • 34 (21 Democrats, 13 Republicans) women have served only in the Senate; • 10 (8 Democrats, 2 Republicans) women have served in both houses; and • 4 (3 Democrats, 1 Republican) women have served as Delegates in the House.3 One hundred two women serve in the 113th Congress:4 • 20 in the Senate (16 Democrats and 4 Republicans), and • 82 in the House (63 Democrats and 19 Republicans). Three of the women who serve in the House are Delegates, representing the District of Columbia, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands; all are Democrats. • Not including Delegates, women currently hold 79 (18.1%) seats in the House of Representatives and 20 (20%) seats in the Senate, totaling 99 (18.5%) of the 535 voting seats in the 113th Congress. • Including Delegates, women currently hold 82 seats in the House of Representatives, increasing the total to 102 seats (18.8%) in the entire Congress. This report includes biographical information, including the names, committee assignments, dates of service, listings by Congress and state, and (for Representatives) congressional districts of the 298 women who have served in Congress. It will be updated when there are relevant changes in the makeup of Congress. 1 For additional information on the women who have served in Congress, please refer to U.S. Congress, House, Office of History and Preservation, Women in Congress, 1917-2006 (Washington: GPO, 2006), http://womenincongress.house.gov. The web version of this publication, maintained by the House’s Office of the Historian and Office of Art and Archives, includes current information and is frequently updated. 2 Rep. Rankin served from 1917 to 1919 and from 1941 to 1943. Rep. Rankin was also the only Member of Congress to vote against America’s entry into both World Wars. 3 The total number of female Members of the House includes one Delegate to the House of Representatives from Hawaii prior to statehood, one from the District of Columbia, one from Guam, and one from the U.S. Virgin Islands. 4 The 113th Congress began with 101 women Members. One woman Republican Representative has since resigned, and two women Democratic RepresentativesRepresentative have been elected. Information in this section is current as of the date of the report. Congressional Research Service 1 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 For additional information, including a discussion of the impact of women in Congress as well as historical information, including the number and percentage of women in Congress over time, data on entry to Congress, comparisons to international and state legislatures, tenure, firsts for women in Congress, women in leadership, and African American and Asian Pacific American women in Congress, see CRS Report R43244, Women in the United States Congress: Historical Overview, Tables, and Discussion, by Jennifer E. Manning, Colleen J. Shogan, and Ida A. Brudnick. Tables and Data The list and tables that follow provide information on women Members of Congress, including the dates they were first elected, the Congresses in which they served, the committees on which they served, and, where relevant, the committees they chaired or served on as ranking Member. Table 1 lists all the women who have served in each Congress, by Congress. Table 2 lists the women Members of Congress, by state. Table 3 provides the total number of women in each Congress. Most of the data presented are from the • Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-present, available at http://bioguide.congress.gov; • various editions of the Congressional Directory; • a broad range of Congressional Quarterly and Leadership Directories Inc. publications; and • the Women in Congress website, at http://womenincongress.house.gov, maintained by the House of Representatives’ Office of the Historian and the Office of Art and Archives, Office of the Clerk. The 113th Congress committee assignments sources are • for the House, Official Alphabetical List of the Members with Committee Assignments in the 113th Congress, available from the Clerk of the House’s website at http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.pdf; and • for the Senate, Committee Assignments for the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, available at the Senate website at http://www.senate.gov/general/ committee_assignments/assignments.htm. The names and jurisdiction of House and Senate committees have changed many times over the years. In the interest of brevity, this report does not identify all historical name changes. The committee names listed are for the most part those in effect at the time a Member served on the panel. Congressional Research Service 2 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 Alphabetical Listing, Including Dates of Service and Committee Assignments5 ABEL, HAZEL HEMPEL. Republican; Nebraska, Senator. Elected to the 83rd Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Senator Dwight P. Griswold and filled in the interim by Eva Bowring. (served November 8, 1954 until her resignation December 31, 1954) Committee Assignments Congress S. Finance 83rd S. Interstate and Foreign Commerce 83rd ABZUG, BELLA S. Democrat; New York, 19th District (92nd Congress) and 20th District (93rd-94th Congresses). Elected to the 92nd - 94th Congresses. (served January 3, 1971 - January 3, 1977) Committee Assignments Congress H. Government Operations 92nd - 94th H. Public Works 92nd - 94th ADAMS, SANDY. Republican; Florida, 24th District. Elected to the 112th Congress. (served January 3, 2011 - January 3, 2013) Committee Assignments Congress H. Judiciary 112th H. Science, Space and Technology 112th ALLEN, MARYON PITTMAN. Democrat; Alabama, Senator. Appointed to the 95th Congress June 8, 1978 to fill vacancy caused by the death of husband James B. Allen. (served June 12, 1978 - January 3, 1979) Committee Assignments Congress S. Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry 95th S. Judiciary 95th 5 Prior to the adoption of the Twentieth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, effective October 15, 1933, the terms of Representatives and Senators began on March 4, in conformance with a resolution of the Continental Congress implementing the Constitution (adopted September 13, 1788). The Twentieth Amendment provides inter alia that the terms of Representatives and Senators shall commence at noon on January 3, in the year following their election. The first Congress affected by the Twentieth Amendment was the 74th (1935-1937). Members elected to fill a vacancy are sworn in and commence their terms as soon as possible, as do Senators appointed to fill a vacancy. Congressional Research Service 3 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 ANDREWS, ELIZABETH B. Democrat; Alabama, 3rd District. Elected to the 92nd Congress in an April 4, 1972 special election to fill vacancy caused by the death of husband George W. Andrews. (served April 10, 1972 - January 3, 1973) Committee Assignment Congress H. Post Office and Civil Service 92nd ASHBROOK, JEAN. Republican; Ohio, 17th District. Elected to the 97th Congress in a June 29, 1982 special election to fill vacancy caused by the death of husband John Milan Ashbrook. (served July 12, 1982 - January 3, 1983) Committee Assignment Congress H. Merchant Marine and Fisheries 97th AYOTTE, KELLY. Republican; New Hampshire, Senator. Elected in 2010. (served January 3, 2011 - present) Committee Assignments Congress S. Armed Services 112th - 113th S. Budget 112th - 113th S. Commerce, Science and Transportation 112th - 113th S. Small Business and Entrepreneurship 112th S. Special Aging 112th - 113th S. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 113th BACHMANN, MICHELE. Republican; Minnesota, 6th District. Elected to the 110th - 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 2007 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Financial Services 110th - 113th H. Intelligence 112th - 113th BAKER, IRENE BAILEY. Republican; Tennessee, 2nd District. Elected to the 88th Congress in a March 10, 1964 special election, to fill vacancy caused by the death of husband Howard H. Baker, Sr. (served March 10, 1964 - January 3, 1965) Committee Assignment Congress H. Government Operations 88th Congressional Research Service 4 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 BAKER, NANCY KASSEBAUM. See KASSEBAUM, NANCY LANDON. BALDWIN, TAMMY. Democrat; Wisconsin, 2nd District. Elected to the 106th -112th Congresses (served in House January 3, 1999 - January 3, 2013). Subsequently elected to the Senate in 2012. (served in Senate January 3, 2013 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Budget 106th - 108th H. Judiciary 106th - 111th H. Energy and Commerce 109th - 112th S. Budget 113th S. Energy 113th S. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 113th S. Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions 113th S. Special Aging 113th BASS, KAREN. Democrat; California, 33rd (112th Congress) and 37th District (113th Congress). Elected to the 112th – 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 2011 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Budget 112th H. Foreign Affairs 112th – 113th H. Judiciary 113th BEAN, MELISSA L. Democrat; Illinois, 8th District. Elected to the 109th -111th Congresses. (served January 3, 2005 - January 3, 2011) Committee Assignments Congress H. Financial Services 109th-111th H. Small Business 109th-111th BEATTY, JOYCE. Democrat; Ohio, 3rd District. Elected to the 113th Congress. (served January 3, 2013 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Financial Services 113th Congressional Research Service 5 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 BENTLEY, HELEN DELICH. Republican; Maryland, 2nd District. Elected to the 99th – 103rd Congresses. (served January 3, 1985 - January 3, 1995) Committee Assignments Congress H. Merchant Marine and Fisheries 99th - 103rd H. Public Works and Transportation 99th - 100th, 102nd H. Select Aging 99th - 102nd H. Budget 101s t- 102nd H. Appropriations 103rd BERKLEY, SHELLEY. Democrat; Nevada, 1st District. Elected to the 106th -112th Congresses. (served January 3, 1999 - January 3, 2013) Committee Assignments Congress H. Small Business 106th H. Transportation and Infrastructure 106th - 109th H. Veterans’ Affairs 106th - 110th H. International Relations 107th - 109th H. Foreign Affairs 111th H. Ways and Means 110th - 112th BIGGERT, JUDY. Republican; Illinois, 13th District. Elected to the 106th - 112th Congresses. (served January 3, 1999 - January 3, 2013) Committee Assignments Congress H. Banking and Financial Services 106th H. Government Reform 106th H. Financial Services 107th - 112th H. Science / Science and Technology / Science, Space and Technology 106th - 112th H. Education and the Workforce / and Labor 107th - 112th H. Standards of Official Conduct 107th - 109th BLACK, DIANE. Republican; Tennessee, 6th District Elected to the 112th – 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 2011 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Budget 112th - 113th H. Ways and Means 112th – 113th Congressional Research Service 6 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 BLACKBURN, MARSHA. Republican; Tennessee, 7th District. Elected to the 108th – 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 2003 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Education and the Workforce 108th H. Government Reform 108th H. Judiciary 108th H. Energy and Commerce 109th - 113th H. Select Energy Independence and Global Warming 111th H. Budget 113th BLITCH, IRIS FAIRCLOTH. Democrat; Georgia, 8th District. Elected to the 84th – 87th Congresses. (served January 3, 1955 - January 3, 1963) Committee Assignment Congress H. Public Works 84th - 87th BOGGS, CORINNE C. (LINDY). Democrat; Louisiana, 2nd District. Elected to the 93rd Congress in a March 20, 1973, special election to fill vacancy caused by the death of husband Thomas Hale Boggs, Sr.; reelected to the 94th-101st Congresses. (served March 27, 1973 - January 3, 1991) Committee Assignments Congress H. Banking and Currency / Banking, Currency, and Housing 93rd - 94th H. House Administration 94th H. Appropriations 95th - 101st H. Select Children, Youth, and Families 99th - 101st Jt. Bicentennial Arrangements (chair) 94th Commission of the Bicentenary of the U.S. House (chair) 99th - 100th BOLAND, VERONICA GRACE. Democrat; Pennsylvania, 11th District. Elected to the 77th Congress, to fill vacancy caused by the death of husband Patrick J. Boland. (served November 19, 1942 - January 3, 1943) Committee Assignments Congress None listed 77th Congressional Research Service 7 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 BOLTON, FRANCES PAYNE. Republican; Ohio, 22nd District. Elected to the 76th Congress in a February 27, 1940, special election to fill vacancy caused by death of husband Chester C. Bolton; reelected to the 77th-90th Congresses. (served March 5, 1940 - January 3, 1969) Committee Assignments Congress H. Election of President, Vice President, and Representatives in Congress 76th H. Expenditures in Executive Departments 76th H. Foreign Affairs (ranking Member, 88th-90th) 77th-90th BONAMICI, SUZANNE. Democrat; Oregon, 1st District. Elected to the 112th Congress in a January 31, 2012, special election to fill vacancy caused by resignation of David Wu; reelected to the 113th Congress. (served February 7, 2012 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Budget 112th H. Science, Space and Technology 112th - 113th H. Education and the Workforce 113th BONO MACK, MARY. Republican; California, 44th District (105th-107th Congresses) and 45th District (108th-112th Congresses). Elected to the 105th Congress in an April 7, 1998, special election to fill vacancy caused by the death of husband Sonny Bono; reelected to the 106th-112th Congresses. (served April 20, 1998 - January 3, 2013) Committee Assignments Congress H. National Security 105th H. Judiciary 105th - 106th H. Armed Services 106th H. Small Business 106th H. Energy and Commerce 107th - 112th BORDALLO, MADELEINE Z. Democrat; Delegate from Guam. Elected to the 108th - 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 2003 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Armed Services 108th - 113th H. Resources / Natural Resources 108th - 109th, 111th - 113th H. Small Business 108th - 109th Congressional Research Service 8 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 BOSONE, REVA ZILPHA BECK. Democrat; Utah, 2nd District. Elected to the 81st and 82nd Congresses. (served January 3, 1949 - January 3, 1953) Committee Assignments Congress H. Public Lands 81st H. Administration 82nd H. Interior and Insular Affairs 82nd BOWRING, EVA KELLY. Republican; Nebraska, Senator. Appointed to the Senate April 16, 1954, to fill vacancy caused by death of Dwight Griswold. (served April 16 -November 8, 1954) Committee Assignments Congress S. Interstate and Foreign Commerce 83rd S. Labor and Public Welfare 83rd S. Post Office and Civil Service 83rd BOYDA, NANCY. Democrat; Kansas, 2nd District. Elected to the 110th Congress. (served January 3, 2007 -January 3, 2009) Committee Assignments Congress H. Agriculture 110th H. Armed Services 110th BOXER, BARBARA. Democrat; California, 6th District. Elected to the 98th - 102nd Congresses (served in House January 3, 1983 - January 3, 1993). Subsequently elected to the Senate in 1992 and reelected in 1998, 2004, and 2010. (served in Senate January 5, 1993 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Merchant Marine and Fisheries 98th H. Government Operations 98th - 102nd H. Budget 99th - 101st H. Select Children, Youth, and Families 99th - 102nd H. Armed Services 102nd S. Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs 103rd - 105th S. Budget 103rd - 106th S. Environment and Public Works (chair, 110th-113th) 103rd - 113th S. Appropriations 105th S. Foreign Relations 106th - 113th S. Commerce, Science, and Transportation 107th - 113th Congressional Research Service 9 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 Committee Assignments Congress S. Select Ethics (chair, 110th-113th) 110th - 113th BROOKS, SUSAN. Republican; Indiana, 5th District. Elected to the 113th Congress. (served January 3, 2013 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Education and the Workforce 113th H. Ethics 113th H. Homeland Security 113th H. Select Terrorist Attack in Benghazi 113th BROWN, CORRINE. Democrat; Florida, 3rd District (103rd – 112th Congresses), 5th District (113th Congress). Elected to the 103rd - 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 1993 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Government Operations 103rd H. Public Works and Transportation 103rd H. Transportation and Infrastructure 104th - 113th H. Veterans’ Affairs 103rd - 113th BROWN-WAITE, GINNY. Republican; Florida, 5th District. Elected to the 108th - 111th Congresses. (served January 3, 2003 - January 3, 2011) Committee Assignments Congress H. Budget 108th - 109th H. Financial Services 108th - 110th H. Veterans’ Affairs 108th - 110th H. Homeland Security 109th - 110th H. Ways and Means 111th BROWNLEY, JULIA. Democrat; California, 26th District. Elected to the 113th Congress. (served January 3, 2013 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Education and the Workforce 113th H. Science and Technology 113th Congressional Research Service 10 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 BUCHANAN, VERA DAERR. Democrat; Pennsylvania, 30th District. Elected to the 82nd Congress in a July 24, 1951, special election to fill vacancy caused by death of husband Frank Buchanan; reelected to the 83rd - 84th Congresses. (served August 1, 1951 until her death November 26, 1955) Committee Assignments Congress H. Merchant Marine and Fisheries 82nd, 1st Sess. H. Veterans’ Affairs 82nd, 1st Sess. H. Public Works 82nd, 2nd Sess.- 83rd H. Banking and Currency 84th BUERKLE, ANN MARIE. Republican; New York, 25th District. Elected to the 112th Congress. (served January 3, 2011 - January 3, 2013) Committee Assignments Congress H. Foreign Affairs 112th H. Oversight and Government Reform 112th H. Veterans’ Affairs 112th BURDICK, JOCELYN BIRCH. Democrat; North Dakota, Senator. Appointed to Senate September 12, 1992, to fill vacancy caused by death of husband Quentin Burdick. (served September 16, 1992 - December 4, 1992) Committee Assignment Congress S. Environment and Public Works 102nd BURKE, YVONNE BRATHWAITE. Democrat; California, 37th District. Elected to the 93rd – 95th Congresses. (served January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1979) Committee Assignments Congress H. Public Works 93rd H. Interior and Insular Affairs 93rd H. Appropriations 94th - 95th H. Select Committee on the House Beauty Shop (chair) 94th-95th Congressional Research Service 11 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 BURTON, SALA. Democrat; California, 5th District. Elected to the 98th Congress in a June 21, 1983 special election, to fill vacancy caused by death of husband Phillip Burton; reelected to the 99th-100th Congresses. (served June 28, 1983 until her death February 1, 1987) Committee Assignments Congress H. Education and Labor 98th H. Interior and Insular Affairs 98th H. Select Committee on Hunger 98th - 99th H. Rules 99th - 100th BUSHFIELD, VERA CAHALAN. Republican; South Dakota, Senator. Appointed to the Senate October 6, 1948, to fill vacancy caused by death of husband Harlan J. Bushfield; resigned December 26, 1948. Committee Assignments Congress None listed 80th BUSTOS, CHERI. Democrat; Illinois, 17th District. Elected to the 113th Congress. (served January 3, 2013 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Agriculture 113th H. Transportation and Infrastructure 113th BYRNE, LESLIE. Democrat; Virginia, 11th District. Elected to the 103rd Congress. (served January 3, 1993 - January 3, 1995) Committee Assignments Congress H. Post Office and Civil Service 103rd H. Public Works and Transportation 103rd BYRON, BEVERLY BARTON BUTCHER. Democrat; Maryland, 6th District. Elected to the 96th Congress to fill vacancy caused by death of husband Goodloe E. Byron; reelected to the 97th102nd Congresses. (served January 3, 1979 - January 3, 1993) Committee Assignments Congress H. Armed Services 96th - 102nd H. Select Committee on Aging 96th - 102nd H. Interior and Insular Affairs 97th - 102nd Congressional Research Service 12 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 BYRON, KATHARINE EDGAR. Democrat; Maryland, 6th District. Elected to the 77th Congress in a May 27, 1941, special election to fill vacancy caused by death of husband William Devereux Byron. (served June 11, 1941 - January 3, 1943) Committee Assignments Congress H. Civil Service 77th H. War Claims 77th CANTWELL, MARIA. Democrat; Washington, 1st District. Elected to the 103rd Congress (served in House January 3, 1993 - January 3, 1995). Subsequently elected to the Senate in 2000 and reelected in 2006 and 2012. (served in Senate January 3, 2001 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Foreign Affairs 103rd H. Merchant Marine and Fisheries 103rd H. Public Works and Transportation 103rd S. Judiciary 107th S. Energy and Natural Resources 107th - 113th S. Small Business and Entrepreneurship (chair, 113th, 2nd session) 107th - 113th S. Indian Affairs (chair, 113th, 1st session) 107th - 113th S. Commerce, Science, and Transportation 108th - 113th S. Finance 110th - 113th CAPITO, SHELLEY MOORE. Republican; West Virginia, 2nd District. Elected to the 107th – 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 2001- present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Financial Services 107th - 113th H. Small Business 107th - 108th H. Transportation and Infrastructure 107th - 113th H. Rules 109th H. Select Committee on Energy and Global Warming 111th CAPPS, LOIS. Democrat; California, 22nd District (105th-107th Congresses), 23rd District (108th112th Congresses) and 24th District (113th Congresses). Elected to the 105th Congress in a March 9, 1998, special election to fill vacancy caused by death of husband Walter Capps; reelected to the 106th-113th Congresses (served March 17, 1998 - present). Committee Assignments Congress H. International Relations 105th Congressional Research Service 13 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 Committee Assignments Congress H. Science 105th H. Commerce 106th H. Energy and Commerce 107th - 113th H. Budget 109th H. Natural Resources 110th - 111th CARAWAY, HATTIE WYATT. Democrat; Arkansas, Senator. Appointed to the Senate November 13, 1931, and elected January 12, 1932, to fill the vacancy caused by death of husband Thaddeus H. Caraway; reelected to two full Senate terms. (served December 8, 1931 - January 3, 1945) Committee Assignments Congress S. Agriculture and Forestry 72nd - 78th S. Commerce 72nd - 78th S. Enrolled Bills (committee chair, 73rd-78th) 72nd - 78th S. Library 72nd - 78th CARNAHAN, JEAN. Democrat; Missouri, Senator. Appointed to the Senate December 4, 2000, to fill vacancy caused by her husband’s (Gov. Mel Carnahan) posthumous election to the Senate. (served January 3, 2001 - November 25, 2003) Committee Assignments Congress S. Armed Services 107th S. Commerce, Science and Transportation 107th S. Governmental Affairs 107th S. Small Business and Entrepreneurship 107th S. Special Committee on Aging 107th CARSON, JULIA. Democrat; Indiana, 10th District (105th -107th Congresses) and 7th District (108th -110th Congresses). Elected to the 105th - 110th Congresses. (served January 3, 1997 until her death December 15, 2007) Committee Assignments Congress H. Banking and Financial Services 105th - 106th H. Financial Services 107th - 110th H. Veterans’ Affairs 105th - 107th H. Transportation and Infrastructure 108th - 110th Congressional Research Service 14 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 CASTOR, KATHY. Democrat; Florida, 11th District (110th -112th Congresses) and 14th District (113th Congress). Elected to the 110th – 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 2007 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Armed Services 110th,112th H. Rules 110th H. Energy and Commerce 111th - 113th H. Standards of Official Conduct 111th H. Budget 112th - 113th CHENOWETH, HELEN. Republican; Idaho, 1st District. Elected to the 104th - 106th Congresses. (served January 3, 1995 - January 3, 2001) Committee Assignments Congress H. Agriculture 104th - 106th H. Resources 104th - 106th H. Veterans’ Affairs 105th - 106th H. Government Reform 106th CHISHOLM, SHIRLEY ANITA. Democrat; New York, 12th District. Elected to the 91st - 97th Congresses (served January 3, 1969 - January 3, 1983). Committee Assignments Congress H. Veterans’ Affairs 91st - 92nd H. Education and Labor 92nd - 94th H. Rules 95th - 97th CHRISTENSEN, DONNA. Democrat; Delegate from the Virgin Islands. Elected to the 105th 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 1997- present) Committee Assignment Congress H. Resources / Natural Resources 105th - 112th H. Small Business 105th - 109th H. Homeland Security 108th - 110th,112th H. Energy and Commerce 111th - 113th CHRISTIAN-GREEN, DONNA and CHRISTIAN-CHRISTENSEN, DONNA See CHRISTENSEN, DONNA. Congressional Research Service 15 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 CHU, JUDY. Democrat; California, 32nd District (111th - 112th Congresses) and 27th District (113th Congress). Elected to the 111th Congress in a July 14, 2009, special election to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Hilda Solis; reelected to 112th - 113th Congresses. Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, 112th - 113th Congresses. (served July 16, 2009 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Education and Labor 111th H. Judiciary 111th - 113th H. Oversight and Government Reform 111th H. Small Business 112th - 113th CHURCH, MARGUERITE STITT. Republican; Illinois, 13th District. Elected to the 82nd - 87th Congresses (served January 3, 1951 - January 3, 1963). Rep.Representative Church succeeded her husband, Ralph E. Church, who died in office on March 21, 1950. Committee Assignments Congress H. Expenditures in Executive Departments 82nd H. Government Operations 83rd H. Foreign Affairs 83rd - 87th CLARK, KATHERINE M. Democrat; Massachusetts, 5th District. Elected to the 113th Congress in a December 10, 2013, special election to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of Edward Markey. (served December 12, 2013 to- present) Committee Assignments Congress none yetH. Natural Resources 113th H. Science and Technology 113th CLARKE, MARIAN WILLIAMS. Republican; New York, 34th District. Elected to the 73rd Congress in a December 28, 1933, special election to fill vacancy caused by death of husband John Davenport Clarke. (served January 3, 1934 - January 3, 1935) Committee Assignments Congress H. Civil Service 73rd H. Claims 73rd H. Invalid Pensions 73rd CLARKE, YVETTE. Democrat; New York, 11th District (110th - 112th Congresses) and 9th District (113th Congress). Elected to the 110th - 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 2007 - present) Congressional Research Service 16 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 Committee Assignments Congress H. Education and Labor 110th - 111th H. Homeland Security 110th - 113th H. Small Business 110th - 113th H. Ethics 113th CLAYTON, EVA. Democrat; North Carolina, 1st District. Elected to the 102nd Congress November 3, 1992, to fill vacancy caused by death of Walter Jones; simultaneously elected to the 103rd Congress; reelected to the 104th -107th Congresses. (served November 5, 1992 - January 3, 2003) Committee Assignments Congress H. Agriculture 103rd - 107th H. Small Business 103rd - 104th H. Budget 105th - 107th CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM. Democrat; New York, Senator. Elected to the Senate in 2000 and reelected in 2006. (served January 3, 2001 until her resignation January 21, 2009, to become Secretary of State). First Lady of the United States, 1993-2001. Committee Assignments Congress S. Budget 107th S. Environment and Public Works 107th - 110th S. Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions 107th - 110th S. Armed Services 108th - 110th S. Special Aging 109th - 110th COLLINS, BARBARA-ROSE. Democrat; Michigan, 13th District (102nd Congress) and 15th District (103rd -104th Congresses). Elected to the 102nd - 104th Congresses. (served January 3, 1991 - January 3, 1997) Committee Assignments Congress H. Public Works and Transportation 102nd - 103rd H. Science, Space and Technology 102nd H. Government Operations 103rd H. Post Office and Civil Service 103rd H. Government Reform and Oversight 104th H. Transportation and Infrastructure 104th H. Select Children, Youth, and Families 102nd Congressional Research Service 17 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 COLLINS, CARDISS. Democrat; Illinois, 7th District. Elected to the 93rd Congress in a June 5, 1973, special election to fill vacancy caused by death of husband George W. Collins; reelected to the 94th -104th Congresses (served June 7, 1973 - January 3, 1997). First female chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, 96th Congress. Committee Assignments Congress H. Government Operations 93rd - 103rd H. International Relations / Foreign Affairs 94th - 96th H. District of Columbia 95th H. Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control 96th - 102nd H. Energy and Commerce 97th - 103rd H. Commerce 104th H. Government Reform and Oversight 104th COLLINS, SUSAN M. Republican; Maine, Senator. Elected to the Senate in 1996; reelected in 2002 and 2008. (served January 3, 1997 - present) Committee Assignments Congress S. Labor and Human Resources 105th S. Governmental Affairs (chair, 108th) 105th - 108th S. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (chair, 109th; ranking Member, 110th - 112th) 109th - 112th S. Special Aging (ranking Member, 113th) 105th - 113th S. Special Committee on the Year 2000 Technology Problems 106th S. Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions 106th - 107th S. Armed Services 107th - 112th Jt. Economic 108th S. Appropriations 111th - 113th S. Select Intelligence 113th CUBIN, BARBARA. Republican; Wyoming, At Large. Elected to the 104th – 110th Congresses (served January 3, 1995 - January 3, 2009). Committee Assignments Congress H. Resources 104th - 109th H. Science 104th H. Commerce 105th - 106th H. Energy and Commerce 107th - 110th Congressional Research Service 18 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 DAHLKEMPER, KATHLEEN A. Democrat; Pennsylvania, 3rd District. Elected to the 111th Congress. (served January 3, 2009 - January 3, 2011) Committee Assignments Congress H. Agriculture 111th H. Science and Technology 111th H. Small Business 111th DANNER, PAT. Democrat; Missouri, 6th District. Elected to the 103rd - 106th Congresses. (served January 3, 1993 - January 3, 2001) Committee Assignments Congress H. Public Works and Transportation 103rd H. Transportation and Infrastructure 104th - 106th H. Small Business 103rd H. International Relations 105th - 106th DAVIS, JO ANN. Republican; Virginia, 1st District. Elected to the 107th - 110th Congresses. (served January 3, 2001 until her death on October 6, 2007) Committee Assignments Congress H. Armed Services 107th - 110th H. Government Reform 107th - 108th H. International Relations 107th - 109th H. Foreign Affairs 110th H. Select Intelligence 108th - 109th DAVIS, SUSAN. Democrat; California, 49th District (107th Congress) and 53rd District (108th 112th Congresses). Elected to the 107th - 113th Congresses (served January 3, 2001 - present). Committee Assignments Congress H. Armed Services 107th - 113th H. Education and the Workforce / Education and Labor 107th - 113th H. Veterans’ Affairs 108th H. House Administration 110th - 111th Jt. Printing 110th Congressional Research Service 19 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 DEGETTE, DIANA. Democrat; Colorado, 1st District. Elected to the 105th - 113th Congresses (served January 3, 1997 - present). Committee Assignments Congress H. Commerce 105th - 106th H. Energy and Commerce 107th - 113th H. Natural Resources 111th DELAURO, ROSA. Democrat; Connecticut, 3rd District. Elected to the 102nd -113th Congresses. (served January 3, 1991 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Government Operations 102nd H. Public Works and Transportation 102nd H. Select Committee on Aging 102nd H. Appropriations 103rd, 105th - 113th H. National Security 104th H. Budget 108th - 111th DELBENE, SUZAN. Democrat; Washington, 1st District. Elected to the 112th Congress in a November 6, 2012, special election to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Jay Inslee; reelected to the 113th Congress. (served November 13, 2012 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Agriculture 113th H. Judiciary 113th DOLE, ELIZABETH H. Republican; North Carolina, Senate. Elected to the Senate in 2002. (served January 3, 2003 - January 3, 2009). Committee Assignments Congress S. Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry 108th S. Armed Services 108th - 110th S. Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs 108th - 110th S. Special Aging 108th - 110th S. Small Business and Entrepreneurship 110th DOUGLAS, EMILY TAFT. Democrat; Illinois, At Large. Elected to the 79th Congress. (served January 3, 1945 - January 3, 1947) Congressional Research Service 20 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 Committee Assignment Congress H. Foreign Affairs 79th DOUGLAS, HELEN GAHAGAN. Democrat; California, 14th District. Elected to the 79th – 81st Congresses. (served January 3, 1945 - January 3, 1951) Committee Assignment Congress H. Foreign Affairs 79th-81st DRAKE, THELMA. Republican; Virginia, 2nd District. Elected to the 109th – 110th Congresses. (served January 3, 2005 - January 3, 2009) Committee Assignments Congress H. Armed Services 109th - 110th H. Education and the Workforce 109th H. Resources 109th H. Transportation and Infrastructure 110th DUCKWORTH, TAMMY. Democrat; Illinois, 8th District. Elected to the 113th Congress. (served January 3, 200132013 -present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Armed Services 113th H. Oversight and Government Reform 113th H. Select Terrorist Attack in Benghazi 113th DUNN, JENNIFER. Republican; Washington, 8th District. Elected to the 103rd – 108th Congresses. (served January 3, 1993 - January 3, 2005) Committee Assignments Congress H. Administration 103rd H. Public Works and Transportation 103rd H. Science, Space, and Technology 103rd Jt. Committee on Congressional Operations 103rd H. Oversight 104th H. Ways and Means 104th - 108th Jt. Economic 107th - 108th H. Homeland Security 108th Congressional Research Service 21 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 DWYER, FLORENCE PRICE. Republican; New Jersey, 6th District (85th - 89th Congresses) and 12th District (90th-92nd Congresses). Elected to the 85th - 92nd Congresses. (served January 3, 1957 - January 3, 1973) Committee Assignments Congress H. Government Operations (ranking Member, 90th - 92nd) 85th - 92nd H. Veterans’ Affairs 85th H. Banking and Currency 86th - 92nd EDWARDS, DONNA. Democrat; Maryland, 4th District. Elected to the 110th Congress in a June 17, 2008, special election to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of Albert Wynn; reelected to the 111th - 113th Congresses. (served June 19, 2008 to- present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Science and Technology / Science, Space and Technology 110th-113th H. Transportation and Infrastructure 110th-113th H. Ethics 112th EDWARDS, ELAINE. Democrat; Louisiana, Senator. Appointed to the Senate August 1, 1972, by her husband, Governor Edwin L. Edwards, to fill vacancy caused by death of Allen J. Ellender. (served August 7, 1972 - November 13, 1972) Committee Assignments Congress S. Agriculture and Forestry 92nd S. Public Works 92nd ELLMERS, RENEE. Republican; North Carolina, 2nd District. Elected to the 112th - 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 2011- present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Agriculture 112th H. Foreign Affairs 112th H. Small Business 112th H. Energy and Commerce 113th EMERSON, JO ANN. Republican; Missouri, 8th District. Elected to the 104th Congress in a November 5, 1996, special election to fill vacancy caused by death of husband, Bill Emerson, and simultaneously to the 105th Congress; reelected to the 106th - 113th Congresses. (served November 5, 1996 until her resignation January 22, 2013) Congressional Research Service 22 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 Committee Assignments Congress H. Agriculture 105th H. Small Business 105th H. Transportation and Infrastructure 105th H. Appropriations 106th - 112th ENGLISH, KARAN. Democrat; Arizona, 6th District. Elected to the 103rd Congress. (served January 3, 1993 - January 3, 1995) Committee Assignments Congress H. Education and Labor 103rd H. Natural Resources 103rd ESHOO, ANNA G. Democrat; California, 14th District (103rd - 112th Congresses) and 18th District (113th Congress). Elected to the 103rd - 113th Congresses (served January 3, 1993 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Merchant Marine and Fisheries 103rd H. Science, Space, and Technology 103rd H. Commerce 104th-106th H. Energy and Commerce 107th-113th H. Intelligence 108th-111th ESLICK, WILLA McCORD BLAKE. Democrat; Tennessee, 7th District. Elected to the 72nd Congress in an August 4, 1932, special election to fill vacancy caused by death of husband Edward Eslick. (served December 5, 1932 - March 3, 1933) Committee Assignments Congress H. Public Buildings and Grounds 72nd H. World War Veterans’ Legislation 72nd ESTY, ELIZABETH. Democrat; Connecticut, 5th District. Elected to the 113th Congress. (served January 3, 2013 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Science, Space and Technology 113th H. Transportation and Infrustructure 113th Congressional Research Service 23 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 FALLIN, MARY. Republican; Oklahoma, 5th District. Elected to the 110th – 111th Congresses. (served January 3, 2007 - January 3, 2011) Committee Assignments Congress H. Small Business 110th-111th H. Transportation and Infrastructure 110th-111th H. Natural Resources 110th H. Armed Services 111th FARRINGTON, MARY ELIZABETH PRUETT. Republican; Delegate from Hawaii. Elected to the 83rd Congress in a July 31, 1954, special election to fill vacancy caused by death of husband, Joseph R. Farrington; reelected to the 84th Congress. (served August 4, 1954 - January 3, 1957) Committee Assignments Congress H. Agriculture 83rd - 84th H. Armed Services 83rd - 84th H. Interior and Insular Affairs 83rd- 84th FEINSTEIN, DIANNE. Democrat; California, Senator. Elected to the Senate November 3, 1992, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Pete Wilson. Subsequently elected to her own sixyear term on November 8, 1994, and reelected in 2000, 2006, and 2012. (served November 10, 1992 - present) Committee Assignments Congress S. Appropriations 103rd, 107th-113th S. Judiciary 103rd-113th S. Rules and Administration (chair, 110th) 103rd-113th S. Foreign Relations 104th-105th Jt. Committee on the Library (chair, 110th) 105th, 111th S. Energy and Natural Resources 107th-109th S. Select Intelligence (chair, 111th – 113th) 107th-113th Jt. Committee on Printing (vice chair, 110th) 106th-111th FELTON, REBECCA LATIMER. Democrat; Georgia, Senator. Appointed to the Senate on October 3, 1922, to fill vacancy caused by death of Thomas E. Watson; sworn in November 21, 1922; term expired November 22 with the election of Walter George to the vacancy she filled. Committee Assignments Congress None listed 67th Congressional Research Service 24 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 FENWICK, MILLICENT. Republican; New Jersey, 5th District. Elected to the 94th – 97th Congresses. (served January 3, 1975 - January 3, 1983) Committee Assignments Congress H. Banking, Currency, and Housing 94th H. Small Business 94th-95th H. Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs 95th H. Standards of Official Conduct 95th H. District of Columbia 96th H. International Relations 96th H. Education and Labor 97th H. Foreign Affairs 97th H. Select Committee on Aging 97th FERRARO, GERALDINE ANN. Democrat; New York, 9th District. Elected to the 96th - 98th Congresses (served January 3, 1979 - January 3, 1985). First woman nominated by a major political party for Vice President (1984). Committee Assignments Congress H. Post Office and Civil Service 96th - 97th H. Public Works and Transportation 96th - 98th H. Select Committee on Aging 96th - 97th H. Budget 98th FIEDLER, BOBBI. Republican; California, 21st District. Elected to the 97th - 99th Congresses. (served January 3, 1981 - January 3, 1987) Committee Assignments Congress H. Budget 97th - 99th Jt. Economics 99th FISCHER, Debra (Deb). Republican; Nebraska, Senator. Elected to the 113th Congress. (served January 3, 20312013 - present) Committee Assignments Congress S. Armed Services 113th S. Commerce, Science and Transportation 113th S. Environment and Public Works 113th S. Indian Affairs 113th S. Small Business and Entrepreneurship 113th Congressional Research Service 25 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 FOWLER, TILLIE. Republican; Florida, 4th District. Elected to the 103rd – 106th Congresses. (served January 3, 1993 - January 3, 2001) Committee Assignments Congress H. Armed Services 103rd, 106th H. National Security 104th - 105th H. Merchant Marine and Fisheries 103rd H. Transportation and Infrastructure 104th - 106th FOXX, VIRGINIA. Republican; North Carolina, 5th District. Elected to the 109th – 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 2005 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Agriculture 109th-110th H. Education and the Workforce 109th-110th, 113th H. Government Reform 109th H. Oversight and Government Reform 110th H. Rules 111th - 113th FRAHM, SHEILA. Republican; Kansas, Senator. Appointed to the Senate May 24, 1996, to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Robert Dole. (served June 11, 1996 - November 5, 1996) Committee Assignments Congress S. Armed Services 104th S. Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs 104th FRANKEL, LOIS. Democrat; Florida, 22nd District. Elected to the 113th Congress. (served January 3, 2013 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Foreign Affairs 109th - 110th H. Transportation and Infrastructure 113th FUDGE, MARCIA F. Democrat; Ohio, 11th District. Elected to the 110th Congress in a November 4, 2008, special election to fill vacancy caused by death of Stephanie Tubbs Jones; reelected to the 111th – 113th Congresses. (served November 19, 2008 - present) Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, 113th Congress. Congressional Research Service 26 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 Committee Assignments Congress H. Education and Labor/ Education and the Workforce 111th ; 113th H. Science and Technology / Science, Space and Technology 111th - 112th H. Agriculture 112th – 113th FULMER, WILLA LYBRAND. Democrat; South Carolina, 2nd District. Elected to the 78th Congress November 7, 1944, to fill vacancy caused by death of husband, Hampton P. Fulmer. (served November 6, 1944 - January 3, 1945) Committee Assignment Congress None listed 78th FURSE, ELIZABETH. Democrat; Oregon, 1st District. Elected to the 103rd – 105th Congresses. (served January 3, 1993 - January 3, 1999) Committee Assignments Congress H. Armed Services 103rd H. Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs 103rd H. Merchant Marine and Fisheries 103rd H. Commerce 104th -105th GABBARD, TULSI. Democrat; Hawaii, 2nd District. Elected to the 113th Congress. (served January 3, 2013 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Armed Services 113th H. Foreign Affairs 113th H. Homeland Security 113th GASQUE, ELIZABETH HAWLEY. Democrat; South Carolina, 6th District. Elected to the 75th Congress in a September 13, 1938, special election to fill vacancy caused by death of her husband, Allard H. Gasque; never sworn in or seated, because Congress was not in session between the time of her election and the expiration of her term. Committee Assignments Congress None listed, never sworn in 76th Congressional Research Service 27 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 GIBBS, FLORENCE REVILLE. Democrat; Georgia, 8th District. Elected to the 76th Congress in a October 1, 1940, special election to fill vacancy caused by death of husband, Benjamin Gibbs. (served October 3, 1940 - January 3, 1941) Committee Assignments Congress None listed 76th GIFFORDS, GABRIELLE. Democrat; Arizona, 8th District. Elected to the 110th – 112th Congresses (served January 3, 2007 until her resignation on January 25, 2012). Giffords was seriously wounded in an assassination attempt on January 8, 2011. Committee Assignments Congress H. Armed Services 110th - 112th H. Foreign Affairs 110th - 111th H. Science and Technology / Science, Space and Technology 110th - 112th GILLIBRAND, KIRSTEN. Democrat; New York, 20th District. Elected to the 110th – 111th Congresses (served in House January 3, 2007 until resignation on January 26, 2009). Appointed to the Senate to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Hillary Clinton; reelected to remainder of term in 2010. (served in Senate January 27, 2009 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Agriculture 110th H. Armed Services 110th S. Foreign Relations 111th S. Environment and Public Works 111th - 113th S. Special Aging 111th - 113th S. Agriculture and Forestry 111th - 113th S. Armed Services 112th - 113th GRANAHAN, KATHRYN ELIZABETH. Democrat; Pennsylvania, 2nd District. Elected to the 84th Congress in a November 6, 1956, special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband, William T. Granahan, and to the 85th Congress; reelected to the 86th - 87th Congresses. (served January 3, 1957 - January 3, 1963) Committee Assignments Congress H. District of Columbia 85th H. Post Office and Civil Service 85th - 87th H. Government Operations 85th, 2nd Sess. - 87th Congressional Research Service 28 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 GRANGER, KAY. Republican; Texas, 12th District. Elected to the 105th - 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 1997 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Budget 105th, 107th H. Oversight 105th H. Transportation and Infrastructure 105th Jt. Printing 105th H. National Security 105th H. Appropriations 106th - 113th H. Homeland Security 108th GRASSO, ELLA T. Democrat; Connecticut, 6th District. Elected to the 92nd - 93rd Congresses (served January 3, 1971 - January 3, 1975). Committee Assignments Congress H. Education and Labor 92nd - 93rd H. Veterans’ Affairs 92nd - 93rd GRAVES, DIXIE BIBB. Democrat; Alabama, Senator. Appointed by her husband, Governor David Bibb Graves, to the Senate August 18, 1937, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Hugo L. Black. (served August 20, 1937 until her resignation January 10, 1938) Committee Assignments Congress S. Claims 75th S. Education and Labor 75th S. Mines and Mining 75th GREEN, EDITH. Democrat; Oregon, 3rd District. Elected to the 84th – 93rd Congresses. (served January 3, 1955 until her resignation December 31, 1974) Committee Assignments Congress H. Education and Labor 84th - 92nd H. Interior and Insular Affairs 84th - 85th Jt. Committee on Disposition of Executive Papers 85th H. House Administration 86th - 87th H. Merchant Marine and Fisheries 88th - 90th H. Select Committee on the House Beauty Shop 90th - 93rd H. District of Columbia 92nd Congressional Research Service 29 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 Committee Assignments Congress H. Appropriations 93rd GREENE, ENID. See WALDHOLTZ, ENID GREENE. GREENWAY, ISABELLA SELMES. Democrat; Arizona, At Large. Elected to the 73rd Congress in a October 3, 1933, special election to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Lewis W. Douglas; reelected to the 74th Congress. (served January 3, 1934 - January 3, 1937) Committee Assignments Congress None listed 73rd H. Indian Affairs 74th H. Irrigation and Reclamation 74th H. Public Lands 74th GRIFFITHS, MARTHA WRIGHT. Democrat; Michigan, 17th District. Elected to the 84th - 93rd Congresses. (served January 3, 1955 - January 3, 1975) Committee Assignments Congress H. Banking and Currency 84th - 87th H. Government Operations 84th - 87th Jt. Economic 87th - 92nd H. Ways and Means 88th - 92nd H. Select Committee on the House Beauty Shop (chair, 90th-93rd Congresses) 90th - 93rd H. Select Committee on Crime 91st HAGAN, KAY. Democrat; North Carolina; Senator. Elected in 2008. (served January 3, 2009 present). Committee Assignments Congress S. Armed Services 111th - 113th S. Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions 111th - 113th S. Small Business and Entrepreneurship 111th - 113th S. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs 112th - 113th HAHN, JANICE. Democrat; California, 36th District. Elected to the 112th Congress in a July 12, 2011, special election to fill vacancy created by the resignation of Jane Harman; reelected to the 113th Congress. (served July 19, 2011 - present). Congressional Research Service 30 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 Committee Assignments Congress H. Homeland Security 112th H. Transportation and Infrastructure 113th HALL, KATIE. Democrat; Indiana, 1st District. Elected to the 97th Congress in a November 2, 1982, special election to fill vacancy caused by death of Adam Benjamin, Jr.; reelected to the 98th Congress. (served November 29, 1982 - January 3, 1985) Committee Assignments Congress None 97th H. Post Office and Civil Service 98th H. Public Works and Transportation 98th HALVORSON, DEBBIE, Democrat; Illinois, 11th District. Elected to the 111th Congress. (served January 3, 2009 - January 3, 2011) Committee Assignments Congress H. Agriculture 111th H. Small Business 111th H. Veteran’s Affairs 111th HANABUSA, COLLEEN. Democrat; Hawaii, 1st District. Elected to the 112th- 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 2011 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Armed Services 112th - 113th H. Natural Resources 112th - 113th HANSEN, JULIA BUTLER. Democrat; Washington, 3rd District. Elected to the 86th Congress November 8, 1960, to fill vacancy caused by death of Russell V. Mack, and to the 87th Congress; reelected to the 88th - 93rd Congresses. (served January 3, 1961 - January 3, 1975) Committee Assignments Congress H. Veterans’ Affairs 87th, 1st Sess. H. Education and Labor 87th H. Interior and Insular Affairs 87th H. Appropriations 88th - 93rd Congressional Research Service 31 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 HARDEN, CECIL MURRAY. Republican; Indiana, 6th District. Elected to the 81st – 95th Congresses. (served January 3, 1949 - January 3, 1959) Committee Assignments Congress H. Veterans’ Affairs 81st H. Expenditures in Executive Departments 82nd H. Government Operations 83rd - 85th H. Post Office and Civil Service 83rd - 85th HARMAN, JANE. Democrat; California, 36th District. Elected to the 103rd - 105th Congresses and the 107th – 112th Congresses. (served January 3, 1993 - January 3, 1999; January 3, 2001 until her resignation February 28, 2011) Committee Assignments Congress H. Armed Services 103rd H. Science, Space, and Technology / Science 103rd - 104th H. National Security 104th - 105th H. Energy and Commerce 107th, 111th - 112th H. Intelligence 104th - 105th; 107th - 109th H. Homeland Security 108th - 112th HARRIS, KATHERINE. Republican; Florida, 13th District. Elected to the 108th - 109th Congresses. (served January 3, 2003 - January 3, 2007) Committee Assignments Congress H. Financial Services 108th - 109th H. International Relations 108th - 109th H. Homeland Security 109th HART, MELISSA. Republican; Pennsylvania, 4th District. Elected to the 107th - 109th Congresses. (served January 3, 2001 - January 3, 2007) Committee Assignments Congress H. Financial Services 107th - 108th H. Judiciary 107th - 108th H. Science 107th - 108th H. Standards of Official Conduct 109th H. Ways and Means 109th Congressional Research Service 32 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 HARTZLER, VICKY. Republican; Missouri, 4th District. Elected to the 112th - 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 2011 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Agriculture 112th - 113th H. Armed Services 112th - 113th H. Budget 113th HAWKINS, PAULA. Republican; Florida, Senator. Elected in 1980. (served January 1, 1981 January 3, 1987) Committee Assignments Congress S. Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry 97th - 99th S. Labor and Human Resources 97th - 99th Jt. Economic 97th S. Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs 98th S. Foreign Relations 98th S. Special Aging 99th HAYWORTH, NAN. Republican; New York, 19th District. Elected to the 112th Congress. (served January 3, 2011 - January 3, 2013) Committee Assignments Congress H. Financial Services 112th HECKLER, MARGARET M. Republican; Massachusetts, 19th District. Elected to the 90th - 97th Congresses. (served January 3, 1967 - January 3, 1983) Committee Assignments Congress H. Government Operations 90th H. Veterans’ Affairs 90th - 97th H. Banking and Currency 91st - 93rd H. Select Committee on the House Beauty Shop 92nd - 93rd H. Agriculture 94th - 96th Jt. Economic 94th, 96th - 97th H. Select Committee on Ethics 96th H. Science and Technology 97th Congressional Research Service 33 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 HEITKAMP, MARY KATHRYN (HEIDI). Democrat; North Dakota, Senator. Elected in 2012. (served January 3, 2013 - present) Committee Assignments Congress S. Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry 113th S. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs 113th S. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 113th S. Indian Affairs 113th S. Small Business and Entrepreneurship 113th HERRERA BEUTLER, JAIME. Republican; Washington, 3rd District. Elected to the 112th – 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 2011- present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Small Business 112th – 113th H. Transportation and Infrastructure 112th H. Small Business 113th HERSETH SANDLIN, STEPHANIE. Democrat; South Dakota, At-Large. Elected to the 108th Congress in a June 1, 2004 special election, to fill vacancy caused by resignation of William Janklow; reelected to the 109th - 111th Congresses. (served June 3, 2004 - January 3, 2011) Committee Assignments Congress H. Agriculture 108th - 111th H. Resources 108th - 109th H. Natural Resources 111th H. Veterans’ Affairs 108th - 111th H. Select Energy, Independence, and Global Warming 110th - 111th HICKS, LOUISE DAY. Democrat; Massachusetts, 9th District. Elected to the 92nd Congress (served January 3, 1971 - January 3, 1973) Committee Assignments Congress H. Education and Labor 92nd H. Veterans’ Affairs 92nd HIRONO, MAZIE. Democrat; Hawaii, 2nd District. Elected to the 110th - 112th Congresses; elected to the Senate in 2012. (served in the House January 3, 2007 - January 3, 2013; served in the Senate January 3, 2013 - present) Congressional Research Service 34 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 Committee Assignments Congress H. Education and Labor / Education and the Workforce 110th - 112th H. Transportation and Infrastructure 110th - 112th H. Small Business 110th H. Ethics 112th (partial) S. Armed Services 113th S. Environment and Public Works 113th S. Judiciary 113th S. Veterans’ Affairs 113th HOCHUL, KATHY. Democrat; New York, 26th District. Elected to the 112th Congress in a May 24, 2011, special election to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Christopher Lee. (served June 1, 2011 - January 3, 2013) Committee Assignments Congress H, Armed Services 112th H. Homeland Security 112th HOLT, MARJORIE S. Republican; Maryland, 4th District. Elected to the 93rd – 99th Congresses. (served January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1987) Committee Assignments Congress H. Armed Services 93rd - 99th H. Administration 94th H. Budget 95th - 96th Jt. Economic 98th H. District of Columbia 98th HOLTZMAN, ELIZABETH. Democrat; New York, 16th District. Elected to the 93rd – 96th Congresses. (served January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1981) Committee Assignments Congress H. Judiciary 93rd - 96th H. Budget 94th - 96th H. Select Committee on Aging 96th HONEYMAN, NAN WOOD. Democrat; Oregon, 3rd District. Elected to the 75th Congress. (served January 3, 1937 - January 3, 1939) Congressional Research Service 35 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 Committee Assignments Congress H. Indian Affairs 75th H. Irrigation and Reclamation 75th H. Rivers and Harbors 75th HOOLEY, DARLENE. Democrat; Oregon, 5th District. Elected to the 105th – 110th Congresses. (served January 3, 1997 - January 3, 2009) Committee Assignments Congress H. Banking and Financial Services 105th - 106th H. Financial Services 107th - 109th H. Science / Science and Technology 105th, 109th - 110th H. Budget 106th - 108th, 110th H. Veterans’ Affairs 108th - 109th H. Energy and Commerce 110th HORN, JOAN KELLY. Democrat; Missouri, 2nd District. Elected to the 102nd Congress. (served January 3, 1991 - January 3, 1993) Committee Assignments Congress H. Public Works and Transportation 102nd H. Science, Space, and Technology 102nd H. Select Children, Youth, and Family 102nd HUCK, WINNIFRED SPRAGUE MASON. Republican; Illinois, At Large. Elected to the 67th Congress in a November 7, 1922, special election to fill vacancy caused by death of her father, William E. Mason. (served November 20, 1922 - March 3, 1923) Committee Assignments Congress H. Expenditures in the Department of Commerce 67th H. Reform in the Civil Service 67th H. Woman Suffrage 67th HUMPHREY, MURIEL BUCK. Democrat; Minnesota, Senator. Appointed to the Senate January 25, 1978, to fill vacancy caused by death of husband, Hubert H. Humphrey. (served February 6, 1978 - January 3, 1979) Congressional Research Service 36 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 Committee Assignments Congress S. Foreign Relations 95th S. Governmental Affairs 95th HUTCHISON, KAY BAILEY. Republican; Texas, Senator. Elected on June 5, 1993, to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Lloyd Bentsen. Subsequently elected to a full term in 1994, and reelected in 2000 and 2006. (served June 14, 1993 - January 3, 2013) Committee Assignments Congress S. Armed Service 103rd - 104th S. Commerce, Science, and Transportation (ranking Member, 111th – 112th) 103rd - 112th S. Small Business 103rd - 104th S. Select Intelligence 104th S. Appropriations 105th - 112th S. Rules and Administration 105th - 112th S. Environment and Public Works 106th S. Veterans’ Affairs 107th - 110th S. Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs 111th JACKSON LEE, SHEILA. Democrat; Texas, 18th District. Elected to the 104th - 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 1995 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Judiciary 104th - 113th H. Science 104th - 109th H. Homeland Security 108th - 113th H. Foreign Affairs 110th - 111th JENCKES, VIRGINIA ELLIS. Democrat; Indiana, 6th District. Elected to the 73rd – 75th Congresses. (served March 9, 1933 - January 3, 1939) Committee Assignments Congress H. Civil Service 73rd - 75th H. District of Columbia 73rd - 75th H. Mines and Mining 73rd - 74th JENKINS, LYNN. Republican; Kansas, 2nd District. Elected to the 111th - 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 2009 - present) Congressional Research Service 37 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 Committee Assignments Congress H. Financial Services 111th H. Ways and Means 112th113th JOHNSON, EDDIE BERNICE. Democrat; Texas, 30th District. Elected to the 103rd - 113th Congresses (served January 3, 1993 – present). Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, 107th Congress. Committee Assignments Congress H. Public Works and Transportation 103rd H. Science, Space, and Technology / Science / Science and Technology (ranking Member, 112th – 113th) 103rd - 113th H. Transportation and Infrastructure 104th - 113th JOHNSON, NANCY L. Republican; Connecticut, 6th District (98th - 107th Congresses) and 5th District (108th - 109th Congresses). Elected to the 98th - 109th Congresses. (served January 3, 1983 - January 3, 2007) Committee Assignments Congress H. Public Works and Transportation 98th - 100th H. Veterans’ Affairs 98th - 99th H. Select Children, Youth, and Families 98th - 100th H. Budget 100th H. Ways and Means 101st - 109th H. Standards of Official Conduct (chair, 104th Congress) 102nd - 104th Jt. Taxation 109th JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS. Democrat; Ohio, 11th District. Elected to the 106th - 110th Congresses. (served January 3, 1999 until her death on August 20, 2008) Committee Assignments Congress H. Banking and Financial Services 106th H. Financial Services 107th H. Small Business 106th - 107th H. Standards of Official Conduct (chair, 110th Congress) 107th - 110th H. Ways and Means 108th - 110th Congressional Research Service 38 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 JORDAN, BARBARA C. Democrat; Texas, 18th District. Elected to the 93rd - 95th Congresses. (served January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1979) Committee Assignments Congress H. Judiciary 93rd - 95th H. Government Operations 94th - 95th KAHN, FLORENCE PRAG. Republican; California, 4th District. Elected to the 69th Congress in a February 17, 1925, special election to fill vacancy caused by death of husband, Julius Kahn; reelected to the 70th - 74th Congresses. (served December 7, 1925 - January 3, 1937) Committee Assignments Congress H. Census 69th H. Coinage, Weights, and Measures 69th H. Education 69th H. Expenditures in the War Department 69th H. War Claims 70th H. Military Affairs 71st - 72nd H. Appropriations 73rd - 74th KAPTUR, MARCY. Democrat; Ohio, 9th District. Elected to the 98th - 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 1983 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs 98th - 101st H. Veterans’ Affairs 98th - 100th H. Budget 101st, 112th H. Appropriations 101st - 113th KASSEBAUM, NANCY LANDON. Republican; Kansas, Senator. Elected to the Senate in 1978. Reelected to the Senate in 1984 and 1990. (served December 23, 1978 - January 3, 1997) Committee Assignments Congress S. Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs 96th, 101st - 102nd S. Special Committee on Aging 96th-98th, 101st - 102nd S. Budget 96th - 100th S. Commerce, Science, and Transportation 96th - 100th S. Select Committee on Ethics 99th - 100th S. Foreign Relations 97th - 104th Congressional Research Service 39 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 Committee Assignments Congress S. Labor and Human Resources (ranking Member, 103rd; chair, 104th) 101st - 104th S. Indian Affairs 102nd - 104th Jt. Committee on the Organization of Congress 103rd KEE, MAUDE ELIZABETH. Democrat; West Virginia, 5th District. Elected to the 82nd Congress in a July 16, 1951, special election to fill vacancy caused by death of husband, John Kee; reelected to the 83rd – 88th Congresses. (served July 26, 1951 - January 3, 1965) Committee Assignments Congress H. Veterans’ Affairs 82nd - 88th H. Government Operations 85th - 87th H. Interior and Insular Affairs 88th KELLY, EDNA FLANNERY. Democrat; New York, 12th District. Elected to the 81st Congress November 8, 1949, to fill vacancy caused by death of Andrew L. Somers; reelected to the 82nd 90th Congresses. (served January 3, 1950 - January 3, 1969) Committee Assignments Congress H. Foreign Affairs 81st - 90th H. Standards of Official Conduct 90th KELLY, ROBIN. Democrat; Illinois, 2nd District. Elected to the 113th Congress in a April 9, 2013, special election to vacancy caused by resignation of Jesse Jackson, Jr. (served April 11, 2013 - 2013 present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Oversight and Government Reform 113th H. Science, Space, and Technology 113th KELLY, SUE. Republican; New York, 19th District. Elected to the 104th - 109th Congresses. (served January 3, 1995 - January 3, 2007). Committee Assignments Congress H. Banking and Financial Services / Financial Services 104th - 109th H. Small Business 104th - 109th H. Transportation and Infrastructure 104th - 109th Congressional Research Service 40 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 KENNELLY, BARBARA BAILEY. Democrat; Connecticut, 1st District. Elected to the 97th Congress in a January 12, 1982, special election to fill vacancy caused by death of William R. Cotter; reelected to the 98th - 105th Congresses. (served January 12, 1982 - January 3, 1999). Committee Assignments Congress H. Government Operations 97th H. Public Works and Transportation 97th H. Select Intelligence 100th - 102nd H. Budget 103rd H. Administration 103rd H. Ways and Means 98th - 105th KEYS, MARTHA ELIZABETH. Democrat; Kansas, 2nd District. Elected to the 94th - 95th Congresses. (served January 3, 1975 - January 3, 1979) Committee Assignments Congress H. Ways and Means 94th - 95th KILPATRICK, CAROLYN CHEEKS. Democrat; Michigan, 15th District (105th - 107th Congresses) and 13th District (108th - 111th Congresses). Elected to the 105th - 111th Congresses. (served January 3, 1997 - January 3, 2011) Committee Assignments Congress H. Banking and Financial Services 105th H. House Oversight 105th Jt. Library 105th H. Appropriations 106th - 111th KILROY, MARY JO. Democrat; Ohio, 15th District. Elected to the 111th Congress. (served January 3, 2009 - January 3, 2011) Committee Assignments Congress H. Financial Services 111th H. Homeland Security 111th KIRKPATRICK, ANN. Democrat; Arizona, 1st District. Elected to the 111th and 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 2009 - January 3, 2011; January 3, 2013- present) Congressional Research Service 41 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 Committee Assignments Congress H. Homeland Security 111th H. Small Business 111th H. Veteran’s Affairs 111th, 113th H. Transportation and Infrastructure 113th KLOBUCHAR, AMY. Democrat; Minnesota; Senator. Elected to Senate in 2006 and reelected in 2012. (served January 3, 2007 - present) Committee Assignments Congress S. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry 110th - 113th S. Commerce, Science, and Transportation 110th - 113th S. Environment and Public Works 110th - 111th Jt. Economic (Vice Chair, 113th) 110th - 113th S. Judiciary 111th - 113th S. Rules 113th KNUTSON, COYA GJESDAL. Democrat; Minnesota, 9th District. Elected to the 84th - 85th Congresses. (served January 3, 1955 - January 3, 1959) Committee Assignments Congress H. Agriculture 84th - 85th KOSMAS, SUZANNE. Democrat; Florida, 24th District. Elected to the 111th Congress. (served January 6, 2009 - January 3, 2011) Committee Assignments Congress H. Finance Services 111th H. Science and Technology 111th KUSTER, ANN McLANE. Democrat; New Hampshire, 2nd District. Elected to the 113th Congress. (served January 3, 2013- present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Agriculture 113th H. Small Business 113th H. Veterans’ Affairs 113th Congressional Research Service 42 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 LANDRIEU, MARY. Democrat; Louisiana, Senator. Elected to the Senate in 1996; reelected in 2002 and 2008. (served January 3, 1997 - present) Committee Assignments Congress S. Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry 105th S. Energy and Natural Resources (chair, 113th, 2nd session) 105th - 113th S. Small Business and Entrepreneurship (chair, 111th - 113th,, 1st session) 105th - 113th S. Armed Services 106th - 107th S. Appropriations 107th - 113th S. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 110th - 113th LANGLEY, KATHERINE GUDGER. Republican; Kentucky, 10th District. Elected to the 70th 71st Congresses. (served December 5, 1927 - March 3, 1931) Committee Assignments Congress H. Claims 70th - 71st H. Immigration and Naturalization 70th - 71st H. Invalid Pensions 70th - 71st H. Education 71st LEE, BARBARA. Democrat; California, 9th District. Elected to the 105th Congress in an April 7, 1998, special election to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Ronald Dellums; reelected to the 106th - 113th Congresses. (served April 20, 1998 - present) Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, 111th Congress. Committee Assignments Congress H. Banking and Financial Services 105th - 106th H. Financial Services 107th - 109th H. Science 105th H. International Relations 107th - 109th H. Foreign Affairs 110th - 111th H. Appropriations 110th - 113th H. Budget 113th LINCOLN, BLANCHE LAMBERT. Democrat; Arkansas, 1st District. Elected to the 103rd - 104th Congresses (served in House January 3, 1993 - January 3, 1997). Subsequently elected to the Senate in 1998 and reelected in 2004. (served in Senate January 3, 1999 - January 3, 2011) Committee Assignments Congress H. Agriculture 103rd Congressional Research Service 43 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 Committee Assignments Congress H. Energy and Commerce 103rd H. Merchant Marine and Fisheries 103rd H. Commerce 104th S. Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (committee chair, 111th Congress) 106th - 111th S. Energy and Natural Resources 106th, 111th S. Special Committee on Aging 106th - 111th S. Finance 107th - 111th S. Select Committee on Ethics 107th - 108th LLOYD, MARILYN. Democrat; Tennessee, 3rd District. Elected to the 94th - 103rd Congresses. (served January 3, 1975 - January 3, 1995) Committee Assignments Congress H. Public Works 94th H. Science, Space, and Technology 94th - 103rd H. Public Works and Transportation 95th - 99th H. Select Committee on Aging 96th - 102nd H. Armed Services 98th - 103rd LOFGREN, ZOE. Democrat; California, 16th District (104th -112th Congresses); 19th District (113th Congress). Elected to the 104th - 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 1995 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Judiciary 104th - 113th H. Science / Science, Space and Technology 104th - 108th,113th H. Standards of Official Conduct (chair, 111th;) 105th - 107th, 111th H. Homeland Security 108th - 111th H. Administration 109th - 113th Jt. Library 109th - 110th, 113th LONG, CATHERINE S. Democrat; Louisiana, 8th District. Elected to the 99th Congress in a March 30, 1985, special election to fill vacancy caused by death of husband, Gillis Long. (served April 4, 1985- January 3, 1987) Committee Assignment Congress H. Public Works 99th H. Small Business 99th Congressional Research Service 44 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 LONG, JILL. Democrat; Indiana, 4th District. Elected to the 101st Congress in a March 28, 1989, special election to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Dan Coats; reelected to the 102nd - 103rd Congresses. (served April 5, 1989 - January 3, 1995) Committee Assignments Congress H. Agriculture 101st - 103rd H. Veterans’ Affairs 101st - 103rd H. Select Committee on Hunger 101st - 102nd LONG, ROSE McCONNELL. Democrat; Louisiana, Senator. Appointed to the Senate January 31, 1936, to fill vacancy caused by death of her husband, Huey Pierce Long; subsequently elected April 21, 1936, in a special election to fill the remaining months of his term. (served February 10, 1936 - January 3, 1937) Committee Assignments Congress S. Claims 74th S. Immigration 74th S. Interoceanic Canals 74th S. Post Office and Post Roads 74th S. Public Lands and Surveys 74th LOWEY, NITA M. Democrat; New York, 20th District (101st - 102nd Congresses); 18th District (103rd - 112th Congresses); 17th District (113th Congress). Elected to the 101st - 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 1989 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Education and Labor 101st - 102nd H. Merchant Marine and Fisheries 101st - 102nd H. Select Narcotics Abuse and Control 101st - 102nd H. Appropriations (ranking Member, 113th) 103rd - 113th H. Homeland Security 108th - 110th LUCE, CLARE BOOTHE. Republican; Connecticut, 4th District. Elected to the 78th - 79th Congresses. (served January 3, 1943 - January 3, 1947) Committee Assignment Congress H. Military Affairs 78th - 79th Congressional Research Service 45 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 LUJAN GRISHAM,MICHELLE. Democrat; New Mexico, 1st District. Elected to the 113th Congress. (served January 3, 2013 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Agriculture 113th H. Budget 113th H. Oversight and Government Reform 113th LUMMIS, CYNTHIA. Republican; Wyoming, At Large. Elected to the 111th - 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 2009 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Agriculture 111th H. Budget 111th H. Natural Resources 111th, 113th H. Appropriations 112th H. Oversight and Government Reform 113th H. Science, Space and Technology 113th LUSK, GEORGIA LEE. Democrat; New Mexico, At Large. Elected to the 80th Congress. (served January 3, 1947 - January 3, 1949) Committee Assignment Congress H. Veterans’ Affairs 80th MAJETTE, DENISE L. Democrat; Georgia, 4th District. Elected to the 108th Congress. (served January 3, 2003 - January 3, 2005) Committee Assignments Congress H. Budget 108th H. Education and the Workforce 108th H. Small Business 108th MALONEY, CAROLYN. Democrat; New York, 14th District (103rd – 112th Congresses); 12th District (113th Congress). Elected to the 103rd - 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 1993 present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs 103rd Congressional Research Service 46 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 Committee Assignments Congress H. Government Operations 103rd H. Government Reform and Oversight 104th - 105th H. Government Reform / Oversight and Government Reform 106th - 113th H. Banking and Financial Services 104th - 106th H. Financial Services 107th - 113th Jt. Economic (vice chair, 110th; chair, 111th) 105th - 113th MANKIN, HELEN DOUGLAS. Democrat; Georgia, 5th District. Elected to the 79th Congress in a February 12, 1946, special election to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Robert Ramspeck. (served February 25, 1946 - January 3, 1947) Committee Assignments Congress H. Civil Service 79th H. Claims 79th H. Elections 79th H. Revision of Laws 79th MARGOLIES-MEZVINSKY, MARJORIE. Democrat; Pennsylvania, 13th District. Elected to the 103rd Congress. (served January 3, 1993 - January 3, 1995) Committee Assignments Congress H. Energy and Commerce 103rd H. Government Operations 103rd H. Small Business 103rd MARKEY, BETSY. Democrat; Colorado, 4th District. Elected to the 111th Congress. (served January 3, 2009 - January 3, 2011) Committee Assignments Congress H. Agriculture 111th H. Transportation and Infrasturcture 111th MARTIN, LYNN M. Republican; Illinois, 16th District. Elected to the 97th - 101st Congresses. (served January 3, 1981 - January 3, 1991) Committee Assignments Congress H. Administration 97th - 98th Congressional Research Service 47 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 Committee Assignments Congress H. Budget 97th - 99th H. Armed Services 99th - 100th Jt. Printing 98th H. Rules 101st H. Bipartisan Task Force on Ethics (vice chair) 101st MATSUI, DORIS O. Democrat; California, 5th District (109th - 112th Congresses); 6th District (113th Congress). Elected to the 109th Congress in a March 8, 2005, special election to fill vacancy caused by death of husband, Robert Matsui; reelected to the 110th - 113th Congresses. (served March 10, 2005 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Rules 109th - 111th H. Science 109th H. Transportation and Infrastructure 110th H. Energy and Commerce 110th - 113th MAY, CATHERINE DEAN. Republican; Washington, 4th District. Elected to the 86th - 91st Congresses. (served January 3, 1959 - January 3, 1971) Committee Assignments Congress H. Agriculture 86th - 91st H. District of Columbia 91st, 1st Sess. H. Select Committee on the House Beauty Shop 90th - 91st Jt. Atomic Energy 91st MCCARTHY, CAROLYN. Democrat; New York, 4th District. Elected to the 105th - 113th Congresses. (served January 7, 1997 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Education and the Workforce / Education and Labor 105th - 113th H. Small Business 105th - 106th H. Financial Services 108th - 113th MCCARTHY, KAREN. Democrat; Missouri, 5th District. Elected to the 104th - 108th Congresses. (served January 3, 1995 - January 3, 2005) Congressional Research Service 48 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 Committee Assignments Congress H. Science 104th H. Small Business 104th H. Transportation and Infrastructure 104th H. Commerce 105th - 106th H. Energy and Commerce 107th - 108th H. Homeland Security 108th MCCARTHY, KATHYRN O’LOUGHLIN. Democrat; Kansas, 6th District. Elected to the 73rd Congress. (served March 9, 1933 - January 3, 1935) Committee Assignments Congress H. Education 73rd H. Public Buildings and Grounds 73rd H. World War Veterans’ Legislation 73rd MCCASKILL, CLAIRE. Democrat; Missouri, Senator. Elected to the Senate in 2006; reelected in 2012. (served January 3, 2007 - present) Committee Assignments Congress S. Armed Services 110th - 113th S. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 110th - 113th S. Indian Affairs 110th S. Special Aging 110th - 113th S. Commerce, Science, and Transportation 111th - 113th MCCOLLUM, BETTY. Democrat; Minnesota, 4th District. Elected to the 107th - 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 2001 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Education and the Workforce 107th - 109th H. Resources 107th - 108th H. International Relations 108th - 109th H. Appropriations 110th - 113th H. Oversight and Government Reform 110th H. Budget 111th - 112th Congressional Research Service 49 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 MCCORMICK, RUTH HANNA. Republican; Illinois, At Large. Elected to the 71st Congress. (served April 15, 1929 - March 3, 1931) Committee Assignments Congress H. Naval Affairs 71st MCKINNEY, CYNTHIA. Democrat; Georgia, 11th District (103rd - 104th Congresses) and 4th District (105th - 107th Congress and 109th Congress). Elected to the 103rd - 107th Congresses and to the 109th Congress. (served January 3, 1993 - January 3, 2003; January 3, 2005 - January 3, 2007) Committee Assignments Congress H. Agriculture 103rd - 104th H. Foreign Affairs 103rd H. Banking and Finance 104th - 105th H. International Relations 104th - 107th H. National Security 105th H. Armed Services 106th - 107th, 109th H. Budget 109th MCMILLAN, CLARA GOODING. Democrat; South Carolina, 1st District. Elected to the 76th Congress in a November 7, 1939, special election to fill vacancy caused by death of husband, Thomas S. McMillan. (served January 3, 1940 - January 3, 1941) Committee Assignments Congress H. Election of President, Vice President, and Representatives in Congress 76th H. Insular Affairs 76th H. Patents 76th H. Public Buildings and Grounds 76th MCMORRIS ROGERS, CATHY. Republican; Washington, 5th District. Elected to the 109th – 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 2005 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Armed Services 109th - 111th H. Education and the Workforce / Education and Labor 109th - 111th H. Resources / Natural Resources 109th - 111th H. Energy and Commerce 112th - 113th Congressional Research Service 50 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 MEEK, CARRIE. Democrat; Florida, 17th District. Elected to the 103rd - 107th Congresses. (served January 3, 1993 - January 3, 2003) Committee Assignments Congress H. Appropriations 103rd, 105th - 107th H. Budget 104th H. Government Reform and Oversight 104th MENG, GRACE. Democrat; New York, 6th District. Elected to the 113th Congress. (served January 3, 2013 -present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Foreign Affairs 113th H. Small Business 113th MEYERS, JAN. Republican; Kansas, 3rd District. Elected to the 99th - 104th Congresses. (served January 3, 1985 - January 3, 1997) Committee Assignments Congress H. Science and Technology 99th H. Select Aging 99th - 102nd H. Foreign Affairs 99th - 103rd H. International Relations 104th H. Economic and Educational Opportunities 104th H. Small Business (ranking Member; 103rd; chair, 104th) 99th - 104th MEYNER, HELEN STEVENSON. Democrat; New Jersey, 13th District. Elected to the 94th - 95th Congresses. (served January 3, 1975 - January 3, 1979) Committee Assignments Congress H. District of Columbia 94th - 95th H. Foreign Affairs 94th H. International Relations 95th MIKULSKI, BARBARA ANN. Democrat; Maryland, 3rd District. Elected to the 95th - 99th Congresses (served in House January 3, 1977 - January 3, 1987). Subsequently elected to the Senate in 1986 and reelected in 1992, 1996, 2004, and 2010. (served in Senate January 6, 1987 present) Congressional Research Service 51 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 Committee Assignments Congress H. Interstate and Foreign Commerce 95th - 97th H. Merchant Marine and Fisheries 95th - 99th H. Energy and Commerce 97th - 99th S. Environmental and Public Works 100th S. Appropriations (chair, 113th) 100th - 113th S. Labor and Human Resources 100th - 105th S. Small Business 100th - 102nd S. Select Ethics 103rd - 104th, 109th S. Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions 106th - 113th S. Select Intelligence 107th - 113th MILLENDER-McDONALD, JUANITA. Democrat; California, 37th District. Elected to the 104th Congress in a March 26, 1996, special election to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Walter Tucker; reelected to the 105th - 110th Congresses. (served April 16, 1996 until her death April 22, 2007) Committee Assignments Congress H. Small Business 104th - 110th H. Transportation and Infrastructure 104th - 110th H. Administration (ranking Member, 109th; chair, 110th Congress) 108th - 110th Jt. Library 108th - 110th Jt. Printing 109th - 110th MILLER, CANDICE S. Republican; Michigan, 10th District. Elected to the 108th - 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 2003 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Armed Services 108th - 110th H. Government Reform 108th - 109th H. House Administration (Chair, 113th) 109th, 113th H. Transportation and Infrastructure 110th - 113th H. Select Energy Independence and Global Warming 110th - 111th H. Homeland Security 110th - 113th Jt. Library 109th, 113th Jt. Printing 109th, 113th Congressional Research Service 52 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 MINK, PATSY TAKEMOTO. Democrat; Hawaii, 2nd District. Elected to the 89th - 94th Congresses; elected to the 101st Congress in a September 22, 1990, special election to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Daniel Akaka; reelected to the 102nd - 107th Congresses; posthumously reelected to the 108th Congress. (served January 3, 1965 - January 3, 1977; September 27, 1990 until her death September 28, 2002) Committee Assignments Congress H. Education and Labor 89th - 94th, 101st - 103rd H. Interior and Insular Affairs 90th - 94th H. Budget 94th, 103rd - 105th H. Government Operations 101st - 102nd H. Natural Resources 103rd H. Economic and Educational Opportunities 104th H. Education and the Workforce 105th - 107th H. Government Reform 106th - 107th MOLINARI, SUSAN. Republican; New York, 14th District (101st – 102nd Congresses) and 13th District (103rd – 105th Congresses). Elected to the 101st Congress in a March 20, 1990, special election to fill vacancy caused by resignation of father, Guy Molinari; reelected to the 102nd 105th Congresses. (served March 27, 1990 until her resignation August 1, 1997) Committee Assignments Congress H. Small Business 101st H. Public Works and Transportation 101st - 103rd H. Transportation and Infrastructure 104th - 105th H. Education and Labor 102nd - 103rd H. Budget 104th - 105th MOORE, GWENDOLYNNE (GWEN). Democrat; Wisconsin, 4th District. Elected to the 109th 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 2005 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Financial Services 109th - 113th H. Small Business 109th - 111th H. Budget 110th - 113th MORELLA, CONSTANCE A. Republican; Maryland, 8th District. Elected to the 100th - 107th Congresses. (served January 6, 1987 - January 3, 2003) Congressional Research Service 53 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 Committee Assignments Congress H. Post Office and Civil Service 100th - 103rd H. Science, Space, and Technology / Science 100th - 107th H. Select Aging 100th - 102nd H. Government Reform and Oversight 104th - 105th H. Government Reform 106th - 107th MOSELEY-BRAUN, CAROL. Democrat; Illinois, Senator. Elected to the Senate in 1992. (served January 3, 1993 - January 3, 1999) Committee Assignments Congress S. Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs 103rd - 105th S. Judiciary 103rd S. Small Business 103rd S. Finance 104th - 105th S. Special Aging 104th - 105th MURKOWSKI, LISA. Republican; Alaska, Senate. Appointed to the Senate December 20, 2002, by her father, Frank Murkowski, to the seat he had held before he was elected governor of Alaska. Reelected to a six-year term in 2004, and reelected in 2010 as a write-in candidate. (served January 3, 2003 - present) Committee Assignments Congress S. Energy and Natural Resources (ranking Member, 111th - 113th) 108th - 113th S. Environment and Public Works 108th - 109th S. Veterans’ Affairs 108th S. Indian Affairs (ranking Member, part of 110th) 108th - 113th S. Foreign Relations 109th - 110th S. Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions 110th - 113th S. Appropriations 111th - 113th MURRAY, PATTY. Democrat; Washington, Senator. Elected to the Senate in 1992 and reelected in 1998, 2004, and 2010. (served January 5, 1993 - present) Committee Assignments Congress S. Appropriations 103rd - 111th, 113th S. Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs 103rd - 104th S. Budget (chair, 113th) 103rd - 113th Congressional Research Service 54 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 Committee Assignments Congress S. Labor and Human Resources 105th S. Veterans Affairs (chair, 112th) 105th - 113th S. Select Ethics 105th S. Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions 106th - 113th S. Foreign Relations 110th S. Indian Affairs 110th Jt. Printing 111th - 112th S. Rules and Administration 111th - 113th Jt. Select Committee on Deficit Control 112th MUSGRAVE, MARILYN. Republican; Colorado, 4th District. Elected to the 108th – 110th Congresses. (served January 3, 2003 - January 3, 2009) Committee Assignments Congress H. Agriculture 108th - 110th H. Education and the Workforce 108th - 109th H. Small Business 108th - 110th H. Resources 109th MYRICK, SUE. Republican; North Carolina, 9th District. Elected to the 104th - 112th Congresses. (served January 3, 1995 to January 3, 2013) Committee Assignments Congress H. Budget 104th H. Science 104th H. Small Business 104th H. Rules 105th - 108th H. Energy and Commerce 109th - 112th H. Intelligence 112th NAPOLITANO, GRACE. Democrat; California, 34th District (106th - 107th Congresses), 38th District (108th - 112th Congresses) and 32nd District (113th Congress). Elected to the 106th - 113th Congresses (served January 3, 1999 - present). Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, 109th Congress. Committee Assignments Congress H. Resources / Natural Resources 106th - 113th Congressional Research Service 55 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 Committee Assignments Congress H. Small Business 106th - 108th H. International Relations 107th - 109th H. Transportation and Infrastructure 110th - 113th NEGRETE McLEOD, GLORIA. Democrat; California, 35th District. Elected to the 113th Congress. (served January 3, 2013 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Agriculture 113th H. Veterans’ Affairs 113th NEUBERGER, MAURINE BROWN. Democrat; Oregon, Senator. Elected to the Senate in a November 8, 1960, special election to fill vacancy caused by death of husband, Richard L. Neuberger, and for the ensuing six-year term. (served November 9, 1960 - January 3, 1967) Committee Assignments Congress S. Agriculture and Forestry 87th - 88th S. Banking and Currency 87th - 89th S. Special Committee on Aging 87th S. Committee on Parliamentary Conference with Canada 87th, 2nd Sess. S. Commerce 89th NOEM, KRISTI. Republican; South Dakota, At Large. Elected to the 112th – 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 2011 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Education and the Workforce 112th H. Natural Resources 112th H. Agriculture 113th NOLAN, MAE ELLA. Republican; California, 5th District. Elected to the 67th Congress in a January 23, 1923, special election to fill vacancy caused by death of husband, John Nolan, and also to the 68th Congress. (served February 2, 1923 - March 3, 1925). First woman to chair a congressional committee. Committee Assignments Congress H. Expenditures in the Post Office Department (chair, 68th) 67th - 68th Congressional Research Service 56 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 Committee Assignments Congress H. Labor 67th - 68th NORRELL, CATHERINE DORRIS. Democrat; Arkansas, 6th District. Elected to the 87th Congress in an April 18, 1961, special election to fill vacancy caused by death of husband, William Frank Norrell. (served April 25, 1961 - January 3, 1963) Committee Assignments Congress H. Post Office and Civil Service 87th NORTHUP, ANNE M. Republican; Kentucky 3rd District. Elected to the 105th - 109th Congresses. (served January 3, 1997 - January 3, 2007) Committee Assignments Congress H. Appropriations 105th - 109th NORTON, ELEANOR HOLMES. Democrat; Delegate from the District of Columbia. Elected to the 102nd - 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 1991 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. District of Columbia 102nd - 103rd H. Post Office and Civil Service 102nd - 103rd H. Public Works and Transportation 102nd - 103rd Jt. Committee on the Organization of Congress 103rd H. Small Business 104th H. Government Reform and Oversight / Government Reform 104th - 109th H. Oversight and Government Reform 110th - 113th H. Transportation and Infrastructure 104th - 113th H. Homeland Security 108th - 111th NORTON, MARY TERESA. Democrat; New Jersey, 13th District. Elected to the 69th - 81st Congresses. (served December 7, 1925 - January 3, 1951) Committee Assignments Congress H. District of Columbia (chair, 72nd - 74th) 69th - 74th H. Labor (chair, 75th - 79th) 69th - 79th H. World War Veterans Legislation 69th - 72nd H. Memorials 71st - 79th Congressional Research Service 57 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 Committee Assignments Congress H. Education 78th - 79th H. Enrolled Bills 78th -79th H. Administration (ranking Member, 80th; chair, 81st) 80th - 81st Jt. Printing 81st Jt. Library 80th OAKAR, MARY ROSE. Democrat; Ohio, 20th District. Elected to the 95th - 102nd Congresses. (served January 3, 1977 - January 3, 1993) Committee Assignments Congress H. Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs 95th - 102nd H. Select Committee on Aging 96th - 102nd H. Post Office and Civil Service 97th - 102nd H. Administration 98th - 102nd O’DAY, CAROLINE LOVE GOODWIN. Democrat; New York, At Large. Elected to the 74th 77th Congresses. (served January 3, 1935 - January 3, 1943) Committee Assignments Congress H. Election of President, Vice President, and Representatives (chair, 75th-77th) 74th - 77th H. Immigration and Naturalization 75th - 77th H. Insular Affairs 75th - 77th OLDFIELD, PEARL PEDEN. Democrat; Arkansas, 2nd District. Elected to the 70th Congress in a January 9, 1929, special election to fill vacancy caused by death of husband, William Allen Oldfield, and also to the 71st Congress. (served January 11, 1929 - March 3, 1931) Committee Assignments Congress H. Coinage, Weights, and Measures 71st H. Expenditures in the Executive Departments 71st H. Public Buildings and Grounds 71st OWEN, RUTH BRYAN. Democrat; Florida, 4th District. Elected to the 71st - 72nd Congresses. (served April 15, 1929 - March 3, 1933) Committee Assignment Congress H. Foreign Affairs 71st - 72nd Congressional Research Service 58 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 PATTERSON, ELIZABETH J. Democrat; South Carolina, 4th District. Elected to the 100th - 102nd Congresses. (served January 3, 1987 - January 3, 1993) Committee Assignments Congress H. Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs 100th - 102nd H. Veterans’ Affairs 100th - 102nd H. Select Hunger 100th - 102nd PELOSI, NANCY. Democrat; California, 5th District (100th - 102nd Congresses), 8th District (103rd - 112th Congresses); 12th District (113th Congresses). Elected to the 100th Congress in a June 2, 1987 special election to fill vacancy caused by death of Sala Burton; reelected to the 101st - 113th Congresses (served June 9, 1987 - present). First female Speaker of the House, 110th and 111th Congresses. Committee Assignments Congress H. Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs 100th - 101st H. Government Operations 100th - 101st H. Appropriations 102nd - 107th H. Standards of Official Conduct 102nd - 104th H. Intelligence 104th - 107th H. Intelligence (Ex Officio) 108th - 113th PETTIS, SHIRLEY N. Republican; California, 37th District. Elected to the 94th Congress in a April 29,1975, special election to fill vacancy caused by death of husband, Jerry L. Pettis; reelected to the 95th Congress. (served May 6, 1975 - January 3, 1979) Committee Assignments Congress H. Interior and Insular Affairs 94th H. Education and Labor 95th H. International Relations 95th PFOST, GRACIE BOWERS. Democrat; Idaho, 1st District. Elected to the 83rd - 87th Congresses. (served January 3, 1953 - January 3, 1963) Committee Assignments Congress H. Interior and Insular Affairs 83rd - 87th H. Post Office and Civil Service 84th - 85th H. Public Works 86th - 87th Congressional Research Service 59 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 PINGREE, CHELLIE. Democrat; Maine, 1st District. Elected to the 111th - 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 2009 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Armed Services 111th - 112th H. Rules 111th - 112th H. Agriculture 112th H. Appropriations 113th PRATT, ELIZA JANE. Democrat; North Carolina, 8th District. Elected to the 79th Congress in a May 25, 1946, special election to fill vacancy caused by death of William O. Burgin. (served June 3, 1946 - January 3, 1947) Committee Assignments Congress H. Flood Control 79th H. Pensions 79th H. Territories 79th PRATT, RUTH SEARS BAKER. Republican; New York, 17th District. Elected to the 71st - 72nd Congresses. (served April 15, 1929 - March 3, 1933) Committee Assignments Congress H. Banking and Currency 71st H. Library 71st - 72nd H. Education 72nd PRYCE, DEBORAH. Republican; Ohio, 15th District. Elected to the 103rd - 110th Congresses. (served January 3, 1993 - January 3, 2009) Committee Assignments Congress H. Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs 103rd H. Government Operations 103rd H. Rules 104th - 108th H. Financial Services 109th - 110th PYLE, GLADYS. Republican; South Dakota, Senator. Elected to the Senate November 8, 1938, to fill vacancy caused by death of Peter Norbeck; never sworn in and seated, because Congress was not in session between her election and the expiration of the term on January 3, 1939. Congressional Research Service 60 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 Committee Assignments Congress None listed, never sworn in 75th RANKIN, JEANNETTE. Republican; Montana, At Large (65th Congress) and 1st District (77th Congress). Elected to the 65th Congress and the 77th Congress (served April 2, 1917 - March 4, 1919; January 3, 1941 - January 3, 1943). First woman elected to Congress. Committee Assignments Congress H. Public Lands 65th, 77th H. Woman Suffrage 65th H. Insular Affairs 77th REECE, LOUISE GOFF. Republican; Tennessee, 1st District. Elected to the 87th Congress in a May 16, 1961, special election to fill vacancy caused by death of her husband, B. Carroll Reece. (served May 23, 1961 - January 3, 1963) Committee Assignments Congress H. Public Works 87th REID, CHARLOTTE THOMPSON. Republican; Illinois, 15th District. Elected to the 88th - 92nd Congresses. (served January 3, 1963 until her resignation on October 7, 1971) Committee Assignments Congress H. Interior and Insular Affairs 88th - 89th H. Public Works 89th H. Appropriations 90th - 92nd H. Standards of Official Conduct 91st - 92nd RICHARDSON, LAURA. Democrat, California, 37th District. Elected to the 110th Congress in an August 21, 2007, special election to fill vacancy caused by death of Juanita Millender-McDonald; reelected to the 111th - 112th Congresses. (served September 4, 2007 to January 3, 2013) Committee Assignments Congress H. Science and Technology 110th H. Transportation and Infrastructure 110th - 112th H. Homeland Security 111th - 112th Congressional Research Service 61 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 RILEY, CORINNE BOYD. Democrat; South Carolina, 2nd District. Elected to the 87th Congress in an April 10, 1962, special election to fill vacancy caused by death of husband, John Jacob Riley. (served April 12, 1962 - January 3, 1963) Committee Assignment Congress H. Science and Transportation 87th RIVERS, LYNN. Democrat; Michigan, 13th District. Elected to the 104th - 107th Congresses. (served January 3, 1995 - January 3, 2003) Committee Assignments Congress H. Budget 104th - 106th H. Science 104th - 107th H. Education and the Workforce 107th ROBERTSON, ALICE MARY. Republican; Oklahoma, 2nd District. Elected to the 67th Congress. (served April 11, 1921 - March 3, 1923) Committee Assignments Congress H. Expenditures in the Interior Department 67th H. Indian Affairs 67th H. Woman Suffrage 67th ROBY, MARTHA. Republican; Alabama, 2nd District. Elected to the 112th - 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 2011 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Agriculture 112th – 113th H. Armed Services 112th - 113th H. Education and the Workforce 112th - 113th H. Appropriations 113th H. Select Terrorist Attack in Benghazi 113th ROGERS, EDITH NOURSE. Republican; Massachusetts, 5th District. Elected to the 69th Congress in a June 30, 1925, special election to fill vacancy caused by death of husband, John Jacob Rogers; reelected to the 70th - 86th Congresses. (served December 7, 1925 until her death September 10, 1960) Committee Assignments Congress H. Expenditures in the Navy Department 69th Congressional Research Service 62 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 Committee Assignments Congress H. Expenditures in the Navy Department 69th H. Industrial Arts and Expositions 69th H. Woman Suffrage 69th H. World War Veterans’ Legislation 69th - 79th H. Civil Service 70th - 77th H. Indian Affairs 70th H. Foreign Affairs 73rd - 79th H. Veterans’ Affairs (ranking Member, 81st - 82nd and 84th - 86th; chair, 80th, 83rd) 80th - 86th ROS-LEHTINEN, ILEANA. Republican; Florida, 18th District (102nd – 112th Congresses); 27th District (113th Congress). Elected to the 101st Congress in an August 29, 1989, special election to fill vacancy caused by death of Claude Pepper; reelected to the 102nd - 113th Congresses. Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Conference in the 109th Congress. (served September 6, 1989 present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Foreign Affairs (ranking Member,110th - 111th; committee chair, 112th) 101st - 103rd, 110th - 113th H. International Relations 104th - 109th H. Government Operations 101st - 103rd H. Government Reform and Oversight / Government Reform 104th - 109h H. Budget 109th H. Rules 113th ROUKEMA, MARGARET (MARGE) SCAFATI. Republican; New Jersey, 7th District. Elected to the 97th - 107th Congresses. (served January 3, 1981 - January 3, 2003) Committee Assignments Congress H. Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs 97th - 103rd H. Education and Labor 97th - 103rd H. Select Hunger (vice chair, 100th) 98th - 102nd H. Banking and Financial Services 104th - 106th H. Financial Services 107th H. Economic and Educational Opportunities 104th H. Education and the Workforce 105th - 107th Congressional Research Service 63 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-2014 ROYBAL-ALLARD, LUCILLE. Democrat; California, 33rd District (103rd - 107th Congresses); 34th District (108th - 112th Congresses); 40th District (113th Congress). Elected to the 103rd - 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 1993 - present) Congressional Research Service 63 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-2013 Committee Assignments Congress H. Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs 103rd H. Small Business 103rd H. Banking and Financial Services 104th-105th H. Budget 104th - 105th H. Select U.S. National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with … China 105th - 106th H. Appropriations 106th - 113th H. Standards of Official Conduct 108th - 110th SAIKI, PATRICIA F. Republican; Hawaii, 1st District. Elected to the 100th - 101st Congresses. (served January 3, 1987 - January 3, 1991) Committee Assignments Congress H. Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs 100th - 101st H. Merchant Marine and Fisheries 100th - 101st H. Select Aging 100th - 101st ST. GEORGE, KATHARINE PRICE COLLIER. Republican; New York, 28th District. Elected to the 80th - 88th Congresses. (served January 3, 1947 - January 3, 1965) Committee Assignments Congress H. Post Office and Civil Service 80th - 84th, 86th - 88th H. Government Operations 83rd H. Armed Services 85th - 86th H. Rules 87th - 88th SÁNCHEZ, LINDA. Democrat; California, 39th District (108th – 113th Congresses); 38th District (113th Congress). Elected to the 108th - 113th Congresses (served January 3, 2003 - present). Sister of Representative Loretta Sanchez. Committee Assignments Congress H. Government Reform 108th - 109th H. Judiciary 108th - 112th H. Small Business 108th - 109th H. Education and Labor 110th Congressional Research Service 64 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-2014 Committee Assignments Congress H. Foreign Affairs 110th H. Ways and Means 111th, 113th H. Veterans’ Affairs 112th Congressional Research Service 64 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-2013 Committee Assignments Congress H. Ethics 112th- H. Ethics 112th- 113th H. Select Terrorist Attack in Benghazi 113th SANCHEZ, LORETTA. Democrat; California, 46th District (105th - 107th and 113th Congresses) and 47th District (108th - 110th Congresses). Elected to the 105th - 113th Congresses (served January 3, 1997 - present). Sister of Representative Linda Sánchez. Committee Assignments Congress H. Education and the Workforce 105th - 107th H. National Security 105th H. Armed Services 106th - 113th H. Homeland Security 108th - 113th Jt. Economic 109th; 111th - 113th SCHAKOWSKY, JANICE. Democrat; Illinois, 9th District. Elected to the 106th - 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 1999 – present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Banking and Financial Services 106th H. Financial Services 107th H. Government Reform 106th - 107th H. Small Business 106th H. Energy and Commerce 108th - 113th H. Intelligence 110th - 113th SCHENK, LYNN. Democrat; California, 49th District. Elected to the 103rd Congress. (served January 3, 1993 - January 3, 1995) Committee Assignments Congress H. Energy and Commerce 103rd H. Merchant Marine and Fisheries 103rd Congressional Research Service 65 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-2014 SCHMIDT, JEAN. Republican, Ohio, 2nd District. Elected to the 109th Congress in an August 2, 2005, special election to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Rob Portman; reelected to the 110th - 112th Congresses. (served September 6, 2005 to January 3, 2013) Committee Assignments Congress H. Agriculture 109th-112th Congressional Research Service 65 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-2013 Committee Assignments Congress H. Government Reform 109th H. Transportation and Infrastructure 109th - 112th H. Foreign Affairs 112th SCHNEIDER, CLAUDINE CMARADA. Republican; Rhode Island, 2nd District. Elected to the 97th - 101st Congresses. (served January 3, 1981 - January 3, 1991) Committee Assignments Congress H. Merchant Marine and Fisheries 97th - 101st H. Science and Technology 97th - 101st H. Special Committee on Aging 98th - 101st SCHROEDER, PATRICIA S. Democrat; Colorado, 1st District. Elected to the 93rd - 104th Congresses. (served January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1997) Committee Assignments Congress H. Armed Services 93rd - 103rd H. Post Office and Civil Service 93rd - 103rd H. Judiciary 97th - 104th H. Select Children, Youth, and Families (chair, 102nd) 100th - 102nd H. National Security 104th SCHWARTZ, ALLYSON Y. Democrat; Pennsylvania, 13th District. Elected to the 109th - 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 2005 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Budget 109th - 113th H. Transportation and Infrastructure 109th H. Ways and Means 110th - 111th ; 113th H. Foreign Affairs 112th SEASTRAND, ANDREA, Republican; California, 22nd District. Elected to the 104th Congress. (served January 3, 1995 - January 3, 1997) Committee Assignments Congress H. Science 104th H. Transportation and Infrastructure 104th Congressional Research Service 66 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-2013 Congressional Research Service 66 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-2014 Committee Assignments Congress H. Science 104th H. Transportation and Infrastructure 104th SEKULA GIBBS, SHELLEY, Republican; Texas, 22nd District. Elected to the 109th Congress in a November 7, 2006, special election to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Tom Delay. (served November 13, 2006 - January 3, 2007) Committee Assignments Congress H. Education and the Workforce 109th H. Transportation and Infrastructure 109th SEWELL, TERRYCINA “TERRI.” Democrat; Alabama, 7th District. Elected to the 112th – 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 2011 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Agriculture 112th H. Science, Space and Technology 112th H. Financial Services 113th H. Intelligence 113th SHAHEEN, JEANNE D. Democrat; New Hampshire; Senator. Elected to Senate in 2008. (served January 3, 2009 - present) Committee Assignments Congress S. Energy and Natural Resources 111th - 112th S. Foreign Relations 111th - 113th S. Small Business and Entrepreneurship 111th - 113th S. Armed Services 112th - 113th S. Appropriations 113th SHEA-PORTER, CAROL, Democrat; New Hampshire, 1st District. Elected to the 110th, 111th, and 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 2007 - January 3, 2011; January 3, 2013 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Armed Services 110th - 111th ; 113th H. Education and Labor 110th - 111th H. Natural Resources 111th ; 113th Congressional Research Service 67 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-2014 SHEPHERD, KAREN. Democrat; Utah, 2nd District. Elected to the 103rd Congress. (served January 3, 1993 - January 3, 1995) Congressional Research Service 67 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-2013 Committee Assignments Congress H. Natural Resources 103rd H. Public Works and Transportation 103rd SIMPSON, EDNA OAKES. Republican; Ohio, 28th District. Elected to the 86th Congress (served January 3, 1959 - January 3, 1961). Rep.Representative Simpson succeeded her husband, Sidney Simpson, who died on October 26, 1958. Committee Assignments Congress H. Administration 86th H. Interior and Insular Affairs 86th SINEMA, KYRSTEN. Democrat; Arizona, 9th District. Elected to the 113th Congress. (served January 3, 2013 -present Committee Assignments Congress H. Financial Services 113th SLAUGHTER, LOUISE MCINTOSH. Democrat; New York; 30th District (100th - 102nd Congresses); 28th District (103rd - 112th Congresses); 25th District (113th Congress). Elected to the 100th - 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 1987 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Government Operations 100th-101st H. Public Works and Transportation 100th-101st H. Select Aging 100th-102nd H. Budget 102nd-104th H. Government Reform and Oversight 104th H. Rules (chair, 110th - 111th; ranking Member, 109th, 112th – 113th) 102nd - 113th H. Homeland Security 108th Congressional Research Service 68 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-2014 SMITH, LINDA. Republican; Washington, 3rd District. Elected to the 104th - 105th Congresses. (served January 3, 1995 - January 3, 1999) Committee Assignments Congress H. Resources 104th - 105th H. Small Business 104th - 105th Congressional Research Service 68 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-2013 SMITH, MARGARET CHASE. Republican; Maine, 2nd District, and Senator. Elected to the 76th Congress in a June 3, 1940, special election to fill vacancy caused by death of husband, Clyde H. Smith; reelected to the 77th - 80th Congresses (served in House June 10, 1940 - January 3, 1949). Subsequently elected to the Senate in 1948 and reelected in 1954, 1960, and 1966 (served in Senate January 3, 1949 - January 3, 1973). Chair of the Senate Republican Conference, 19671972 (the highest Senate leadership post held by a woman). Committee Assignments Congress H. Election of the President, Vice President, Representatives in Congress 76th H. War Claims 76th H. Revision of the Laws 76th H. Invalid Pensions 76th - 77th H. Education 77th H. Post Office and Post Roads 77th H. Naval Affairs 78th - 79th H. Armed Services 80th S. District of Columbia 81st S. Expenditures in Executive Departments 81st - 82nd S. Rules and Administration 82nd S. Select Senate Employees Compensation Rates (chair, 83rd) 83rd S. Appropriations 83rd - 92nd S. Armed Services (ranking Member, 90th - 92nd) 83rd - 92nd S. Government Operations 83rd - 85th S. Aeronautical and Space Sciences (ranking Member, 88th - 91st) 86th - 92nd SMITH, VIRGINIA. Republican; Nebraska, 3rd District. Elected to the 94th - 101st Congresses. (served January 3, 1975 - January 3, 1991) Committee Assignments Congress H. Education and Labor 94th H. Interior and Insular Affairs 94th Congressional Research Service 69 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-2014 Committee Assignments Congress H. Appropriations 95th - 101st SNOWE, OLYMPIA J. Republican; Maine, 2nd District, and Senator. Elected to the 96th - 103rd Congresses (served in House January 3, 1979 - January 3, 1995). Subsequently elected to the Senate in 1994 and reelected in 2000 and 2006 (served in Senate January 3, 1995 to January 3, 2013). Committee Assignments Congress H. Government Operations 96th Congressional Research Service 69 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-2013 Committee Assignments Congress H. Small Business 96th - 97th H. Select Committee on Aging 96th - 102nd H. Foreign Affairs 97th- 103rd Jt. Economic 98th - 102nd H. Budget 103rd S. Budget 104th - 107th S. Commerce, Science, and Transportation 104th - 112th S. Foreign Relations 104th S. Small Business and Entrepreneurship (chair, 108th - 109th; ranking Member, 110th - 112th) 104th - 112th S. Armed Services 105th - 106th S. Finance 107th - 112th S. Select Intelligence 108th - 112th SOLIS, HILDA. Democrat; California, 31st District (107th Congress) and 32nd District (108th 111th Congresses). Elected to the 107th - 111th Congresses. (served January 3, 2001 until her resignation on February 23, 2009, to become Secretary of Labor) Committee Assignments Congress H. Education and the Workforce 107th H. Resources / Natural Resources 107th, 110th H. Energy and Commerce 108th - 110th H. Select Energy Independence and Global Warming 110th SPEIER, JACKIE. Democrat; California; 12th District (110th- 112th Congresses); 14th District (113th Congress). Elected to the 110th Congress in an April 8, 2008, special election to fill vacancy caused by death of Tom Lantos; reelected to the 111th - 113th Congresses. (served April 10, 2008 present) Congressional Research Service 70 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-2014 Committee Assignments Congress H. Financial Services 110th - 111th H. Oversight and Government Reform 110th - 113th H. Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming 111th H. Homeland Security 112th H. Armed Services 112th - 113th Congressional Research Service 70 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-2013 SPELLMAN, GLADYS NOON. Democrat; Maryland, 5th District. Elected to the 94th - 97th Congresses. Began service January 14, 1975. Unable to be sworn in to the 97th Congress due to disability; seat declared vacant February 24, 1981. Committee Assignments Congress H. Banking, Currency, and Housing 94th H. Post Office and Civil Service 94th - 95th H. Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs 95th - 96th H. Democratic Steering and Policy 96th STABENOW, DEBBIE. Democrat; Michigan, 8th District. Elected to the 105th - 106th Congresses (served in House January 3, 1997 - January 3, 2001). Subsequently elected to the Senate in 2000 and reelected in 2006 and 2012. (served in Senate January 3, 2001 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Agriculture 105th - 106th H. Science 105th - 106th S. Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (chair, 112th- 113th) 107th - 113th S. Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs 107th - 109th S. Budget 107th - 113th S. Special Committee on Aging 107th - 108th S. Finance 110th - 113th S. Energy and Natural Resources 111th - 113th STANLEY, WINIFRED CLAIRE. Republican; New York, At Large. Elected to the 78th Congress. (served January 3, 1943 - January 3, 1945) Committee Assignments Congress H. Civil Service 78th H. Patents 78th Congressional Research Service 71 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-2014 SULLIVAN, LEONOR KRETZER. Democrat; Missouri, 3rd District. Elected to the 83rd - 94th Congresses. (served January 3, 1953 - January 3, 1977) Committee Assignments Congress H. Merchant Marine and Fisheries (committee chair, 93rd - 94th) 83rd, 89th - 94th H. Banking and Currency 84th - 94th Jt. Committee on Defense Production 91st - 94th Congressional Research Service 71 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-2013 SUMNER, JESSIE. Republican; Illinois, 18th District. Elected to the 76th - 79th Congresses. (served January 3, 1939 - January 3, 1947) Committee Assignments Congress H. Banking and Currency 76th - 79th SUTTON, BETTY. Democrat; Ohio, 13th District. Elected to the 110th - 112th Congresses. (served January 3, 2007 to January 3, 2013) Committee Assignments Congress H. Budget 110th H. Rules 110th H. Energy and Commerce 111th H. Armed Services 112th H. Natural Resources 112th TAUSCHER, ELLEN. Democrat; California, 10th District. Elected to the 105th - 111th Congresses. (served January 3, 1997 until her resignation on June 26, 2009 to become Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security) Committee Assignments Congress H. National Security 105th H. Science 105th H. Armed Services 106th - 111th H. Transportation and Infrastructure 105th - 111th Congressional Research Service 72 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-2014 THOMAS, LERA MILLARD. Democrat; Texas, 8th District. Elected to the 89th Congress in a March 26, 1966, special election to fill vacancy caused by death of husband, Albert Thomas. (served March 30, 1966 - January 3, 1967) Committee Assignments Congress H. Merchant Marine and Fisheries 89th THOMPSON, RUTH. Republican; Michigan, 9th District. Elected to the 82nd - 84th Congresses. (served January 3, 1951 - January 3, 1957) Committee Assignments Congress H. Judiciary 82nd - 84th Jt. Committee on Immigration and Nationality Policy 84th Congressional Research Service 72 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-2013 THURMAN, KAREN L. Democrat; Florida, 5th District. Elected to the 103rd - 107th Congresses. (served January 3, 1993 - January 3, 2003) Committee Assignments Congress H. Agriculture 103rd - 104th H. Government Operations / Government Reform and Oversight 103rd - 104th H. Ways and Means 105th - 107th TITUS, DINA. Democrat; Nevada, 3rd District (111th Congress); 1st District (113th Congress). Elected to the 111th and 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 2009 - January 3, 2011; January 3, 2013 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Education and Labor 111th H. Homeland Security 111th H. Transportation and Infrastructure 111th - 113th H. Veterans’ Affairs 113th TSONGAS, NIKI. Democrat; Massachusetts; 5th District (110th – 112th Congresses); 3rd District (113th Congress - present). Elected to the 110th Congress in an October 16, 2007, special election to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Martin Meehan; reelected to the 111th - 112th Congresses. (served October 18, 2007 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Armed Services 110th - 113th H. Budget 110th - 111th H. Natural Resources 111th - 113th Congressional Research Service 73 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-2014 UNSOELD, JOLENE. Democrat; Washington, 3rd District. Elected to the 101st - 103rd Congresses. (served January 3, 1989 - January 3, 1995) Committee Assignments Congress H. Education and Labor 101st - 103rd H. Merchant Marine and Fisheries 101st - 103rd H. Select Aging 101st - 102nd VELÁZQUEZ, NYDIA M. Democrat; New York, 12th District (103rd- 112th Congresses); 7th District (113th District). Elected to the 103rd - 112th Congresses. (served January 3, 1993 to - present) Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, 111th Congress. Congressional Research Service 73 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-2013 Committee Assignments Congress H. Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs 103rd H. Banking and Financial Services 104th - 106th H. Financial Services 107th - 113th H. Small Business (chair, 110th - 111th; ranking Member, 105th - 109th,112th- 113th) 103rd - 113th VUCANOVICH, BARBARA. Republican; Nevada, 2nd District. Elected to the 98th - 104th Congresses. (served January 3, 1983 - January 3, 1997) Committee Assignments Congress H. Administration 98th - 101st H. Select Children, Youth, and Families 98th - 101st H. Interior and Insular Affairs 98th - 102nd H. Appropriations 102nd - 104th H. Natural Resources 103rd WAGNER, ANN. Republican; Missouri, 2nd District. Elected to the 113th Congress. (served January 3, 2013 -present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Financial Services 113th WALDHOLTZ, ENID GREENE. Republican; Utah, 2nd District. Elected to the 104th Congress. (served January 3, 1995 - January 3, 1997) Congressional Research Service 74 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-2014 Committee Assignments Congress H. Rules 104th WALORSKI, JACKIE. Republican; Indiana, 2nd District. Elected to the 113th Congress. (served January 3, 2013 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Armed Services 113th H. Budget 113th H. Veterans’ Affairs 113th WARREN, ELIZABETH. Democrat; Massachusetts; Senator. Elected in 2012. (served January 3, 2013- present) Congressional Research Service 74 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-2013 Committee Assignments Congress S. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs 113th S. Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions 113th S. Special Aging 113th WASSERMAN SCHULTZ, DEBBIE. Democrat, Florida, 20th District (109th -112th Congresses); 23rd District (113th Congress). Elected to the 109th - 113th Congresses. (served January 3, 2005 present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Financial Services 109th Jt. Library 110th H. Appropriations 110th - 111th, 113th H. Judiciary 110th - 112th, first session H. Budget 112th WATERS, MAXINE. Democrat; California, 29th District (102nd Congress), 35th District (103rd 112th Congresses) and 43rd District (113th Congress). Elected to the 102nd - 113th Congresses (served January 3, 1991 - present). Chair, Congressional Black Caucus, 105th Congress. Committee Assignments Congress H. Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs / Banking and Financial Services 102nd – 106th H. Financial Services (ranking Member, 113th) 107th - 113th H. Veterans’ Affairs 102nd - 104th H Small Business 103rd - 104th H. Judiciary 105th - 112th Congressional Research Service 75 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-2014 WATSON, DIANE. Democrat; California, 32nd District (107th Congress) and 33rd District (108th 111th Congresses). Elected to the 107th Congress in a June 5, 2001, special election to fill vacancy caused by death of Julian Dixon; reelected to the 108th - 111th Congresses. (served June 7, 2001 January 3, 2011) Committee Assignments Congress H. Government Reform / Oversight and Government Reform 107th - 111th H. International Relations 107th - 109th H. Foreign Affairs 110th - 111th Congressional Research Service 75 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-2013 WEIS, JESSICA McCULLOUGH. Republican; New York, 38th District. Elected to the 86th - 87th Congresses. (served January 3, 1959 - January 3, 1963) Committee Assignments Congress H. District of Columbia 86th - 87th H. Government Operations 86th H. Science and Astronautics 87th WILSON, FREDERICA. Democrat; Florida; 17th District (112th Congress), 24th District (113th Congress). Elected to the 112th –113th Congresses. (served January 3, 2011 - present) Committee Assignments Congress H. Foreign Affairs 112th H. Science, Space and Technology 112th -113th WILSON, HEATHER. Republican; New Mexico, 1st District. Elected to the 105th Congress in a June 23, 1998, special election to fill vacancy caused by death of Steven Schiff; reelected to the 106th - 110th Congresses. (served June 25, 1998 - January 3, 2009) Committee Assignments Congress H. Commerce 105th - 106th H. Intelligence 106th, 109th - 110th H. Armed Services 107th - 108th H. Energy and Commerce 107th - 110th WINGO, EFFIGENE LOCKE. Democrat; Arkansas, 4th District. Elected to the 71st Congress November 4, 1930, to fill vacancy caused by death of husband, Otis Wingo, and to the 72nd Congress. (served December 1, 1930 - March 3, 1933) Congressional Research Service 76 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-2014 Committee Assignments Congress H. Accounts 71st H. Insular Affairs 71st H. Foreign Affairs 72nd Congressional Research Service 76 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-2013 WOODHOUSE, CHASE GOING. Democrat; Connecticut, 2nd District. Elected to the 79th and 81st Congresses. (served January 3, 1945 - January 3, 1947 and January 3, 1949 - January 3, 1951) Committee Assignments Congress H. Banking and Currency 79th, 81st H. Administration 81st WOOLSEY, LYNN. Democrat; California, 6th District. Elected to the 103rd - 112th Congresses. (served January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2013) Committee Assignments Congress H. Budget 103rd - 105th H. Education and Labor / Education and the Workforce 103rd, 105th-112th H. Government Operations 103rd H. Economic and Educational Opportunities 104th H. Science / Science and Technology / Science, Space and Technology 106th - 112th H. Foreign Affairs 110th Congressional Research Service 77 Table 1. Women in Congress, 65th - 113th Congresses, by Congress Names of Democratic Representatives and Senators in Italics; Republicans in Roman. 113th Congress (2013-2014) House Michelle Bachmann Karen Bass Joyce Beatty Diane Black Marsha Blackburn Suzanne Bonamici Madeleine Z. Bordallo Susan Brooks Corrine Brown Julia Brownley Cheri Bustos Shelley Moore Capito Lois Capps Kathy Castor Donna Christensen Judy Chu Katherine M. Clarka Yvette Clarke Susan Davis Diana DeGette Rosa DeLauro Suzan DelBene Tammy Duckworth Donna Edwards Renee Ellmers Jo Ann Emersona Anna G. Eshoo Elizabeth Esty Virginia Foxx Lois Frankel Marcia L. Fudge Tulsi Gabbard Kay Granger Janice Hahn Colleen Hanabusa Vicky Hartzler Jaime Herrera Beutler Sheila Jackson Lee Lynn Jenkins Eddie Bernice Johnson Marcy Kaptur Robin Kellya Ann Kirkpatrick Ann McLane Kuster Barbara Lee Zoe Lofgren Nita M. Lowey Michelle Lujan Grishman Cynthia Lummis Carolyn McCarthy Betty McCollum Cathy McMorris Rodgers Carolyn Maloney Doris Matsui Grace Meng Candice Miller Gwen Moore Grace Napolitano Gloria Negrete McLeod Kristi Noem Eleanor Holmes Norton Nancy Pelosi Chellie Pingree Martha Roby Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Lucille Roybal-Allard Linda Sánchez Loretta Sanchez Janice Schakowsky Allyson Schwartz Terri Sewell Carol Shea-Porter Kyrsten Sinema Louise M. Slaughter Jackie Speier Dina Titus Niki Tsongas Nydia Velázquez Ann Wagner Jackie Walorski Debbie Wasserman Schultz Maxine Waters Frederica Wilson Mary Landrieu Claire McCaskill Barbara Mikulski Lisa Murkowski Patty Murray Jeanne Shaheen Debbie Stabenow Elizabeth Warren Senate Kelly Ayotte Tammy Baldwin Barbara Boxer Maria Cantwell CRS-78 Susan Collins Dianne Feinstein Deb Fischer Kirsten Gillibrand Kay Hagan Heidi Heitkamp Mazie Hirono Amy Klobuchar 112th Congress (2011-2012) CRS-78 House Sandy Adams Michelle Bachmann Tammy Baldwin Karen Bass Shelley Berkley Judy Biggert Diane Black Marsha Blackburn Suzanne Bonamicia Mary Bono Mack Madeleine Z. Bordallo Corrine Brown Ann Marie Buerkle Shelley Moore Capito Lois Capps Kathy Castor Donna Christensen Judy Chu Yvette Clarke Susan Davis Diana DeGette Rosa DeLauro Suzan DelBenea Donna Edwards Renee Ellmers Jo Ann Emerson Anna G. Eshoo Virginia Foxx Marcia L. Fudge Gabrielle Giffordsa Kay Granger Janice Hahn Colleen Hanabusa Jane Harmana Vicky Hartzler Nan Hayworth Jaime Herrera Beutler Mazie Hirono Kathy Hochula Sheila Jackson Lee Lynn Jenkins Eddie Bernice Johnson Marcy Kaptur Barbara Lee Zoe Lofgren Nita M. Lowey Cynthia Lummis Carolyn Maloney Doris Matsui Carolyn McCarthy Betty McCollum Cathy McMorris Rogers Candice S. Miller Gwen Moore Sue Myrick Grace Napolitano Kristi Noem Eleanor Holmes Norton Nancy Pelosi Chellie Pingree Laura Richardson Martha Roby Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Lucille Roybal-Allard Linda Sánchez Loretta Sanchez Janice Schakowsky Jean Schmidt Allyson Schwartz Terri Sewell Louise M. Slaughter Jackie Speier Betty Sutton Niki Tsongas Nydia M. Velázquez Debbie Wasserman Schultz Maxine Waters Frederica Wilson Lynn Woolsey Senate Kelly Ayotte Barbara Boxer Maria Cantwell Susan M. Collins Dianne Feinstein Kristen Gillibrand Kay Hagan Kay Bailey Hutchison Amy Klobuchar Mary Landrieu Claire McCaskill Barbara Mikulski Lisa Murkowski Patty Murray Jeanne Shaheen Olympia J. Snowe Debbie Stabenow 111th Congress (2009-2010) House Michelle Bachmann Tammy Baldwin Melissa Bean Shelley Berkley Judy Biggert Marsha Blackburn Mary Bono Mack Madeleine Z. Bordallo Corrine Brown Ginny Brown-Waite CRS-79 Yvette Clarke Kathy Dahlkemper Susan Davis Diana DeGette Rosa DeLauro Donna Edwards Jo Ann Emerson Anna G. Eshoo Mary Fallin Virginia Foxx Mazie Hirono Sheila Jackson Lee Lynn Jenkins Eddie Bernice Johnson Marcy Kaptur Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick Mary Jo Kilroy Ann Kirkpatrick Suzanne Kosmas Barbara Lee Betty McCollum Cathy McMorris Rogers Candice S. Miller Gwen Moore Sue Myrick Grace Napolitano Eleanor Holmes Norton Nancy Pelosi Chellie Pingree Laura Richardson Ft ?) Jean Schmidt Allyson Schwartz Carol Shea-Porter Louise M. Slaughter Hilda Solisa Jackie Speier Betty Sutton Dina Titus Ellen Tauschera Niki Tsongas Corrine Brown Ginny Brown-Waite Shelley Moore Capito Lois Capps Kathy Castor Julia Carson Donna Christensen Judy Chua Mary Fallin Virginia Foxx Marcia L. Fudge Gabrielle Giffords Kristen Gillibrandb Kay Granger Debbie Halvorson Jane Harman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin Suzanne Kosmas Barbara Lee Zoe Lofgren Nita M. Lowey Cynthia Lummis Carolyn Maloney Betsey Markey Doris Matsui Carolyn McCarthy Chellie Pingree Laura Richardson Ft ?) Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Lucille Roybal-Allard Linda Sánchez Loretta Sanchez Janice Schakowsky Ellen Tauschera Niki Tsongas Nydia M. Velázquez Debbie Wasserman Schultz Maxine Waters Diane Watson Lynn Woolsey Senate Barbara Boxer Maria Cantwell Hillary Rodham Clintona Susan M. Collins Dianne Feinstein Kristen Gillibrandb Kay Hagan Kay Bailey Hutchison Amy Klobuchar Mary Landrieu Blanche Lambert Lincoln Claire McCaskill Barbara Mikulski Lisa Murkowski Patty Murray Jeanne Shaheen Olympia J. Snowe Debbie Stabenow 110th Congress (2007-2008) House Michelle Bachmann Tammy Baldwin Melissa Bean Shelley Berkley Judy Biggert Marsha Blackburn Mary Bono Mack Madeleine Z. Bordallo Nancy Boyda Corrine Brown Ginny Brown-Waite Shelly Moore Capito Lois Capps Julia Carson a Kathy Castor Donna Christensen CRS-80 Yvette Clarke Barbara Cubin Jo Ann Davisa Susan Davis Diana DeGette Rosa DeLauro Thelma Drake Donna Edwardsa Jo Ann Emerson Anna G. Eshoo Mary Fallin Virginia Foxx Gabrielle Giffords Kirstin Gillibrand Kay Granger Jane Harman Stephanie Herseth Mazie Hirono Darlene Hooley Sheila Jackson Lee Eddie Bernice Johnson Stephanie Tubbs Jonesa Marcy Kaptur Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick Barbara Lee Zoe Lofgren Nita Lowey Carolyn McCarthy Betty McCollum Cathy McMorris Carolyn Maloney Doris Matsui Juanita Millender McDonalda Candice Miller Gwen Moore Marilyn Musgrave Sue Myrick Grace Napolitano Eleanor Holmes Norton Nancy Pelosi Deborah Pryce Laura Richardsona Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Lucille Roybal-Allard Linda Sánchez Loretta Sanchez Janice Schakowsky Jean Schmidt Allyson Schwartz Carol Shea-Porter Louise M. Slaughter Hilda Solis Jackie Speiera Betty Sutton Ellen Tauscher Niki Tsongasa Nydia M. Velázquez Debbie Wasserman Schultz Maxine Waters Diane Watson Heather Wilson Lynn Woolsey Senate Barbara Boxer Maria Cantwell Hillary Rodham Clinton Susan M. Collins Elizabeth Dole Dianne Feinstein Kay Bailey Hutchison Amy Klobuchar Mary Landrieu Blanche Lambert Lincoln Claire McCaskill Barbara Mikulski Lisa Murkowski Patty Murray Olympia J. Snowe Debbie Stabenow 109th Congress (2005-2006) House Tammy Baldwin Melissa Bean Shelley Berkley Judy Biggert Marsha Blackburn Mary Bono Mack Madeleine Z. Bordallo Corrine Brown Ginny Brown-Waite Shelley Moore Capito Lois Capps Julia Carson Donna Christensen Barbara Cubin Jo Ann Davis Susan Davis Diana DeGette Rosa DeLauro Thelma Drake Jo Ann Emerson Anna G. Eshoo Virginia Foxx Kay Granger Jane Harman Katherine Harris Melissa Hart Stephanie Herseth Sandlin Darlene Hooley Sheila Jackson Lee Eddie Bernice Johnson Nancy L. Johnson Stephanie Tubbs Jones Marcy Kaptur Sue Kelly Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick Barbara Lee Zoe Lofgren Nita M. Lowey Carolyn Maloney Doris Matsui Carolyn McCarthy Betty McCollum Cynthia McKinney Cathy McMorris Rogers Juanita Millender-McDonald Candice S. Miller Gwen Moore Marilynn Musgrave Sue Myrick Grace Napolitano Anne M. Northup Eleanor Holmes Norton Nancy Pelosi Deborah Pryce Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Lucille Roybal-Allard Linda Sánchez Loretta Sanchez Shelley Sekula Gibbsa Janice Schakowsky Jean Schmidt Allyson Schwartz Louise M. Slaughter Hilda Solis Ellen Tauscher Nydia M. Velázquez Debbie Wasserman Schultz Maxine Waters Diane Watson Heather Wilson Lynn Woolsey Senate Barbara Boxer Maria Cantwell Hillary Rodham Clinton Susan M. Collins Elizabeth Dole Dianne Feinstein Kay Bailey Hutchison Mary Landrieu Blanche Lambert Lincoln Barbara Mikulski Lisa Murkowski Patty Murray Olympia J. Snowe Debbie Stabenow 108th Congress (2003-2004) House Tammy Baldwin Shelley Berkley Judy Biggert CRS-81 Jo Ann Davis Susan Davis Diana DeGette Sheila Jackson Lee Eddie Bernice Johnson Nancy L. Johnson Karen McCarthy Betty McCollum Juanita Millender-McDonald Lucille Roybal-Allard Linda T. Sánchez Loretta Sanchez Marsha Blackburn Mary Bono Mack Madeleine Z. Bordallo Corrine Brown Ginny Brown-Waite Shelley Moore Capito Lois Capps Julia Carson Donna Christensen Barbara Cubin Rosa DeLauro Jennifer Dunn Jo Ann Emerson Anna G. Eshoo Kay Granger Jane Harman Katherine Harris Melissa Hart Stephanie Herseth Sandlina Darlene Hooley Stephanie Tubbs Jones Marcy Kaptur Sue Kelly Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick Barbara Lee Zoe Lofgren Nita M. Lowey Denise L. Majette Carolyn Maloney Carolyn McCarthy Candice S. Miller Marilynn Musgrave Sue Myrick Grace Napolitano Anne M. Northup Eleanor Holmes Norton Nancy Pelosi Deborah Pryce Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Janice Schakowsky Louise M. Slaughter Hilda Solis Ellen Tauscher Nydia M. Velázquez Maxine Waters Diane Watson Heather Wilson Lynn Woolsey Senate Barbara Boxer Maria Cantwell Hillary Rodham Clinton Susan M. Collins Elizabeth Dole Dianne Feinstein Kay Bailey Hutchison Mary Landrieu Blanche Lambert Lincoln Barbara Mikulski Lisa Murkowski Patty Murray Olympia J. Snowe Debbie Stabenow 107th Congress (2001-2002) House Tammy Baldwin Shelley Berkley Judy Biggert Mary Bono Mack Corrine Brown Shelley Moore Capito Lois Capps Julia Carson Donna ChristianChristensen Eva Clayton Barbara Cubin Jo Ann Davis Susan Davis Diana DeGette Rosa DeLauro Jennifer Dunn Jo Ann Emerson Anna G. Eshoo Kay Granger Jane Harman Melissa Hart Darlene Hooley Sheila Jackson Lee Eddie Bernice Johnson Nancy L. Johnson Stephanie Tubbs Jones Marcy Kaptur Sue Kelly Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick Barbara Lee Zoe Lofgren Nita M. Lowey Carolyn Maloney Carolyn McCarthy Karen McCarthy Betty McCollum Cynthia McKinney Carrie Meek Juanita Millender-McDonald Patsy T. Minka Constance A. Morella Sue Myrick Grace Napolitano Anne M. Northup Eleanor Holmes Norton Nancy Pelosi Deborah Pryce Lynn Rivers Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Margaret (Marge) S. Roukema Lucille Roybal-Allard Loretta Sanchez Janice Schakowsky Louise M. Slaughter Hilda Solis Ellen Tauscher Karen L. Thurman Nydia M. Velázquez Maxine Waters Diane Watsona Heather Wilson Lynn Woolsey Senate Barbara Boxer Maria Cantwell CRS-82 Hillary Rodham Clinton Susan M. Collins Kay Bailey Hutchison Mary Landrieu Barbara Mikulski Patty Murray Olympia J. Snowe Debbie Stabenow Jean Carnahan Dianne Feinstein Blanche Lambert Lincoln 106th Congress (1999-2000) House Tammy Baldwin Shelley Berkley Judy Biggert Mary Bono Mack Corrine Brown Lois Capps Julia Carson Helen Chenoweth Donna Christensen Eva Clayton Barbara Cubin Pat Danner Diana DeGette Rosa DeLauro Jennifer Dunn Jo Ann Emerson Anna G. Eshoo Tillie Fowler Kay Granger Darlene Hooley Sheila Jackson-Lee Eddie Bernice Johnson Nancy L. Johnson Stephanie Tubbs Jones Marcy Kaptur Sue Kelly Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick Barbara Lee Zoe Lofgren Nita M. Lowey Carolyn Maloney Carolyn McCarthy Karen McCarthy Cynthia McKinney Carrie Meek Juanita Millender-McDonald Patsy T. Mink Constance A. Morella Sue Myrick Grace Napolitano Anne M. Northup Eleanor Holmes Norton Nancy Pelosi Deborah Pryce Lynn Rivers Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Margaret (Marge) S. Roukema Lucille Roybal-Allard Loretta Sanchez Janice Schakowsky Louise M. Slaughter Debbie Stabenow Ellen Tauscher Karen L. Thurman Nydia M. Velázquez Maxine Waters Heather Wilson Lynn Woolsey Senate Barbara Boxer Susan M. Collins Dianne Feinstein Kay Bailey Hutchison Mary Landrieu Blanche Lambert Lincoln Barbara Mikulski Patty Murray Olympia J. Snowe 105th Congress (1997-1998) House Mary Bono Macka Corrine Brown Lois Cappsa Julia Carson Helen Chenoweth Donna Christensen Eva Clayton Barbara Cubin Pat Danner Diana DeGette Rosa DeLauro Jennifer Dunn CRS-83 Jo Ann Emerson Anna G. Eshoo Tillie Fowler Elizabeth Furse Kay Granger Jane Harman Darlene Hooley Sheila Jackson-Lee Eddie Bernice Johnson Nancy L. Johnson Marcy Kaptur Sue Kelly Barbara B. Kennelly Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick Barbara Leea Zoe Lofgren Nita M. Lowey Carolyn Maloney Carolyn McCarthy Karen McCarthy Cynthia McKinney Carrie Meek Juanita Millender-McDonald Patsy T. Mink Susan Molinaria Constance A. Morella Sue Myrick Anne M. Northup Eleanor Holmes Norton Nancy Pelosi Deborah Pryce Lynn Rivers Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Lucille Roybal-Allard Margaret (Marge) S. Roukema Loretta Sanchez Louise M. Slaughter Linda Smith Debbie Stabenow Ellen Tauscher Karen L. Thurman Nydia M. Velázquez Maxine Waters Heather Wilsona Lynn Woolsey Senate Barbara Boxer Susan M. Collins Dianne Feinstein Kay Bailey Hutchison Mary Landrieu Barbara Mikulski Carol Moseley-Braun Patty Murray Olympia J. Snowe 104th Congress (1995-1996) House Corrine Brown Helen Chenoweth Eva Clayton Barbara-Rose Collins Cardiss Collins Barbara Cubin Pat Danner Rosa DeLauro Jennifer Dunn Jo Ann Emersona Anna G. Eshoo Tillie Fowler Elizabeth Furse Jane Harman Sheila Jackson Lee Eddie Bernice Johnson Nancy L. Johnson Marcy Kaptur Sue Kelly Barbara B. Kennelly Blanche Lambert Lincoln Zoe Lofgren Nita M. Lowey Carolyn Maloney Karen McCarthy Cynthia McKinney Carrie Meek Jan Meyers Juanita Millender-McDonalda Patsy T. Mink Susan Molinari Constance A. Morella Sue Myrick Eleanor Holmes Norton Nancy Pelosi Deborah Pryce Lynn Rivers Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Lucille Roybal-Allard Margaret (Marge) S. Roukema Patricia S. Schroeder Andrea Seastrand Louise M. Slaughter Linda Smith Karen L. Thurman Nydia M. Velázquez Barbara F. Vucanovich Enid Greene Waldholtz Maxine Waters Lynn Woolsey Senate Barbara Boxer Dianne Feinstein Sheila Frahma Kay Bailey Hutchison Nancy L. Kassebaum Barbara Mikulski Carol Moseley-Braun Patty Murray Olympia J. Snowe 103rd Congress (1993-1994) House Helen Delich Bentley Corrine Brown Leslie Byrne Maria Cantwell Eva Clayton Barbara-Rose Collins Cardiss Collins Pat Danner Rosa DeLauro Jennifer Dunn CRS-84 Karan English Anna G. Eshoo Tillie Fowler Elizabeth Furse Jane Harman Eddie Bernice Johnson Nancy L. Johnson Marcy Kaptur Barbara B. Kennelly Blanche Lambert Lincoln Marilyn Lloyd Jill Long Nita M. Lowey Carolyn Maloney Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky Cynthia McKinney Carrie Meek Jan Meyers Patsy T. Mink Susan Molinari Constance A. Morella Eleanor Holmes Norton Nancy Pelosi Deborah Pryce Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Margaret (Marge) S. Roukema Lucille Roybal-Allard Lynn Schenk Patricia S. Schroeder Karen Shepherd Louise M. Slaughter Olympia J. Snowe Karen L. Thurman Jolene Unsoeld Nydia M. Velázquez Barbara Vucanovich Maxine Waters Lynn Woolsey Senate Barbara Boxer Dianne Feinstein Kay Bailey Hutchisona Nancy L. Kassebaum Barbara Mikulski Carol Moseley-Braun Patty Murray 102nd Congress (1991-1992) House Helen Delich Bentley Barbara Boxer Beverly Barton Byron Eva Claytona Barbara-Rose Collins Cardiss Collins Rosa DeLauro Joan Kelly Horn Nancy L. Johnson Marcy Kaptur Barbara B. Kennelly Marilyn Lloyd Jill Long Nita M. Lowey Jan Meyers Patsy T. Mink Susan Molinari Constance A. Morella Eleanor Holmes Norton Mary Rose Oakar Elizabeth J. Patterson Nancy Pelosi Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Margaret (Marge) S. Roukema Patricia S. Schroeder Louise M. Slaughter Olympia J. Snowe Jolene Unsoeld Barbara Vucanovich Maxine Waters Senate Jocelyn Burdicka Dianne Feinstein Nancy L. Kassebaum 101st Barbara Mikulski Congress (1989-1990) House Helen Delich Bentley Corinne C. (Lindy) Boggs Barbara Boxer Beverly Barton Byron Cardiss Collins Nancy L. Johnson Marcy Kaptur Barbara B. Kennelly Marilyn Lloyd Jill Longa Nita M. Lowey Lynn M. Martin Jan Meyers Patsy T. Minka Susan Molinaria Constance A. Morella Mary Rose Oakar Elizabeth J. Patterson Nancy Pelosi Ileana Ros-Lehtinena Margaret (Marge) S. Roukema Patricia F. Saiki Claudine Cmarada Schneider Patricia S. Schroeder Louise M. Slaughter Virginia Smith Olympia J. Snowe Jolene Unsoeld Barbara Vucanovich Senate Nancy L. Kassebaum Barbara Mikulski 100th Congress (1987-1988) House Helen Delich Bentley Corinne C. (Lindy) Boggs Barbara Boxer Sala Burtona CRS-85 Cardiss Collins Nancy L. Johnson Marcy Kaptur Barbara B. Kennelly Lynn M. Martin Jan Meyers Constance A. Morella Mary Rose Oakar Nancy Pelosi Margaret (Marge) S. Roukema Patricia F. Saiki Claudine Cmarada Schneider Louise M. Slaughter Virginia Smith Olympia J. Snowe Barbara Vucanovich Beverly Barton Byron Marilyn Lloyd Elizabeth J. Patterson Patricia S. Schroeder Senate Nancy L. Kassebaum Barbara Mikulski 99th Congress (1985-1986) House Helen Delich Bentley Corinne C. (Lindy) Boggs Barbara Boxer Sala Burton Beverly Barton Byron Cardiss Collins Bobbi Fiedler Marjorie S. Holt Nancy L. Johnson Marcy Kaptur Barbara B. Kennelly Marilyn Lloyd Cathy Longa Lynn M. Martin Jan Meyers Barbara Mikulski Mary Rose Oakar Margaret (Marge) S. Roukema Claudine Cmarada Schneider Patricia S. Schroeder Virginia Smith Olympia J. Snowe Barbara Vucanovich Senate Paula Hawkins Nancy L. Kassebaum 98th Congress (1983-1984) House Corinne C. (Lindy) Boggs Barbara Boxer Sala Burtona Beverly Barton Byron Cardiss Collins Geraldine Ann Ferraro Bobbi Fiedler Katie Hall Marjorie S. Holt Nancy L. Johnson Marcy Kaptur Barbara B. Kennelly Marilyn Lloyd Lynn M. Martin Barbara Mikulski Mary Rose Oakar Margaret (Marge) S. Roukema Claudine Cmarada Schneider Patricia S. Schroeder Virginia Smith Olympia J. Snowe Barbara Vucanovich Senate Paula Hawkins Nancy L. Kassebaum 97th Congress (1981-1982) Housec Jean Ashbrooka Corinne C. (Lindy) Boggs Beverly Barton Byron Shirley Anita Chisholm Cardiss Collins CRS-86 Millicent Fenwick Geraldine Ann Ferraro Bobbi Fiedler Katie Halla Margaret M. Heckler Marjorie S. Holt Barbara B. Kennellya Marilyn Lloyd Lynn M. Martin Barbara Mikulski Mary Rose Oakar Margaret (Marge) S. Roukema Claudine Cmarada Schneider Patricia S. Schroeder Virginia Smith Olympia Snowe Senate Paula Hawkins Nancy L. Kassebaum 96th Congress (1979-1980) House Corinne C. (Lindy) Boggs Beverly Barton Byrona Shirley Anita Chisholm Cardiss Collins Millicent Fenwick Geraldine Ferraro Margaret M. Heckler Marjorie S. Holt Elizabeth Holtzman Marilyn Lloyd Barbara Ann Mikulski Mary Rose Oakar Patricia S. Schroeder Virginia Smith Olympia J. Snowe Gladys Noon Spellmanc Senate Nancy L. Kassebaum 95th Congress (1977-1978) House Corinne C. (Lindy) Boggs Yvonne Brathwaite Burke Shirley Anita Chisholm Cardiss Collins Millicent Fenwick Margaret M. Heckler Marjorie S. Holt Elizabeth Holtzman Barbara C. Jordan Martha Elizabeth Keys Marilyn Lloyd Helen Stevenson Meyner Barbara Mikulski Mary Rose Oakar Shirley N. Pettis Patricia S. Schroeder Virginia Smith Gladys Noon Spellman Senate Maryon P. Allena Muriel Humphreya 94th Congress (1975-1976) House Bella S. Abzug Corinne C. (Lindy) Boggs Yvonne Brathwaite Burke Shirley Anita Chisholm CRS-87 Cardiss Collins Millicent Fenwick Margaret M. Heckler Marjorie S. Holt Elizabeth Holtzman Barbara C. Jordan Martha Elizabeth Keys Marilyn Lloyd Helen Stevenson Meyner Patsy T. Mink Shirley N. Pettis Patricia S. Schroeder Virginia Smith Gladys Noon Spellman Leonor Kretzer Sullivan Senate None 93rd Congress (1973-1974) House Bella S. Abzug Corinne C. (Lindy) Boggsa Yvonne Brathwaite Burke Shirley Anita Chisholm Cardiss Collinsa Ella T. Grasso Edith Green Martha Wright Griffiths Julia Butler Hansen Margaret M. Heckler Marjorie S. Holt Elizabeth Holtzman Barbara C. Jordan Patsy T. Mink Patricia S. Schroeder Leonor Kretzer Sullivan Senate None 92nd Congress (1971-1972) House Bella S. Abzug Elizabeth B. Andrewsa Shirley Anita Chisholm Florence Price Dwyer Ella T. Grasso Edith Green Martha Wright Griffiths Julia Butler Hansen Margaret M. Heckler Louise Day Hicks Patsy T. Mink Charlotte Thompson Reid Leonor Kretzer Sullivan Senate Elaine Edwardsa Margaret Chase Smith 91st Congress (1969-1970) House Shirley Anita Chisholm Florence Price Dwyer Edith Green Martha Wright Griffiths Julia Butler Hansen Margaret M. Heckler Catherine Dean May Patsy T. Mink Senate Margaret Chase Smith 90th Congress (1967-1968) CRS-88 Charlotte Thompson Reid Leonor Kretzer Sullivan 90th Congress (1967-1968) House Frances Payne Bolton Florence Price Dwyer Edith Green Martha Wright Griffiths Julia Butler Hansen Margaret M. Heckler Edna Flannery Kelly Catherine Dean May Patsy T. Mink Charlotte Thompson Reid Leonor Kretzer Sullivan Senate Margaret Chase Smith 89th Congress (1965-1966) House Frances Payne Bolton Florence Price Dwyer Edith Green Martha Wright Griffiths Julia Butler Hansen Edna Flannery Kelly Catherine Dean May Patsy T. Mink Charlotte Thompson Reid Leonor Kretzer Sullivan Lera Millard Thomasa Catherine Dean May Charlotte Thompson Reid Katharine Price St. George Leonor Kretzer Sullivan Gracie Bowers Pfost Louise Goff Reecea Corrine Boyd Rileya Katharine Price St. George Leonor Kretzer Sullivan Jessica McCullough Weis Senate Maurine Neuberger Margaret Chase Smith 88th Congress (1963-1964) House Irene Bailey Bakera Frances Payne Bolton Florence Price Dwyer Edith Green Martha Wright Griffiths Julia Butler Hansen Maude Elizabeth Kee Edna Flannery Kelly Senate Maurine Neuberger Margaret Chase Smith 87th Congress (1961-1962) House Iris Faircloth Blitch Frances Payne Bolton Marguerite Stitt Church Florence Price Dwyer CRS-89 Kathryn Elizabeth Granahan Edith Green Martha Wright Griffiths Julia Butler Hansen Maude Elizabeth Kee Edna Flannery Kelly Catherine Dean May Florence Price Dwyer Julia Butler Hansen Catherine Dorris Norrella Senate Senate Maurine Neuberger Margaret Chase Smith 86th Congress (1959-1960) House Iris Faircloth Blitch Frances Payne Bolton Marguerite Stitt Church Florence Price Dwyer Kathryn Elizabeth Granahan Edith Green Martha Wright Griffiths Julia Butler Hansen Maude Elizabeth Kee Edna Flannery Kelly Catherine Dean May Gracie Bowers Pfost Edith Nourse Rogers Katharine Price St. George Edna Oakes Simpson Leonor Kretzer Sullivan Jessica McCullough Weis Edna Flannery Kelly Coya Gjesdal Knutson Gracie Bowers Pfost Edith Nourse Rogers Katharine Price St. George Leonor Kretzer Sullivan Coya Gjesdal Knutson Gracie Bowers Pfost Edith Nourse Rogers Katharine Price St. George Leonor Kretzer Sullivan Ruth Thompson Senate Maurine Neuberger Margaret Chase Smith 85th Congress (1957-1958) House Iris Faircloth Blitch Frances Payne Bolton Marguerite Stitt Church Florence Price Dwyer Kathryn Elizabeth Granahan Edith Green Martha Wright Griffiths Cecil Murray Harden Maude Elizabeth Kee Senate Margaret Chase Smith 84th Congress (1955-1956) House Iris Faircloth Blitch Frances Payne Bolton Vera Daerr Buchanan Marguerite Stitt Church Mary Elizabeth Farrington Kathryn Elizabeth Granahana Edith Green Martha Wright Griffiths Cecil Murray Harden Maude Elizabeth Kee Edna Flannery Kelly Senate Margaret Chase Smith CRS-90 83rd Congress (1953-1954) CRS-90 House Frances Payne Bolton Vera Daerr Buchanan Marguerite Stitt Church Mary Elizabeth Farringtona Cecil Murray Harden Maude Elizabeth Kee Edna Flannery Kelly Gracie Bowers Pfost Edith Nourse Rogers Katharine Price St. George Leonor Kretzer Sullivan Ruth Thompson Edna Flannery Kelly Edith Nourse Rogers Katharine Price St. George Ruth Thompson Edith Nourse Rogers Katharine Price St. George Chase Going Woodhouse Katharine Price St. George Margaret Chase Smith Senate Hazel Hempel Abeld Eva Kelly Bowringd Margaret Chase Smith 82nd Congress (1951-1952) House Frances Payne Bolton Reva Zilpha Beck Bosone Vera Daerr Buchanana Marguerite Stitt Church Cecil Murray Harden Maude Elizabeth Keea Senate Margaret Chase Smith 81st Congress (1949-1950) House Frances Payne Bolton Reva Zilpha Beck Bosone Helen Gahagan Douglas Cecil Murray Harden Edna Flannery Kellya Mary Teresa Norton Senate Margaret Chase Smith 80th Congress (1947-1948) House Frances Payne Bolton Helen Gahagan Douglas Georgia Lee Lusk Mary Teresa Norton Edith Nourse Rogers Senate Vera Bushfielda CRS-91 79th Congress (1945-1946) House Frances Payne Bolton Emily Taft Douglas Helen Gahagan Douglas Clare Boothe Luce Helen Douglas Mankina Mary Teresa Norton Eliza Jane Pratta Edith Nourse Rogers Margaret Chase Smith Jessie Sumner Chase Going Woodhouse Winifred Claire Stanley Jessie Sumner Edith Nourse Rogers Margaret Chase Smith Jessie Sumner Margaret Chase Smitha Jessie Sumner Senate none 78th Congress (1943-1944) House Frances Payne Bolton Willa Lybrand Fulmera Clare Boothe Luce Mary Teresa Norton Edith Nourse Rogers Margaret Chase Smith Senate none 77th Congress (1941-1942) House Veronica Grace Bolanda Frances Payne Bolton Katharine Edgar Byrona Mary Teresa Norton Caroline Love O’Day Jeannette Rankin Senate Hattie W. Caraway 76th Congress (1939-1940) House Frances Payne Boltona Florence Reville Gibbsa Clara Gooding McMillana Mary Teresa Norton Caroline Love O’Day Edith Nourse Rogers Senate Hattie W. Caraway CRS-92 75th Congress (1937-1938) House Elizabeth Hawley Gasquea Nan Wood Honeyman Virginia Ellis Jenckes Mary Teresa Norton Caroline Love O’Day Edith Nourse Rogers Caroline Love O’Day Edith Nourse Rogers Mary Teresa Norton Edith Nourse Rogers Edith Nourse Rogers Effiegene Locke Wingo Senate Hattie W. Caraway Dixie B. Gravesa Gladys Pylea 74th Congress (1935-1936) House Isabella Selmes Greenway Virginia Ellis Jenckes Florence Prag Kahn Mary Teresa Norton Senate Hattie W. Caraway Rose M. Longa 73rd Congress (1933-1934) House Marian Williams Clarkea Isabella Selmes Greenwaya Virginia Ellis Jenckes Florence Prag Kahn Kathryn O’Loughlin McCarthy Senate Hattie W. Caraway 72nd Congress (1931-1932) House Willa McCord Eslicka Florence Prag Kahn Mary Teresa Norton Ruth Bryan Owen Ruth Sears Pratt Senate Hattie W. Carawaya CRS-93 71st Congress (1929-1930) House Florence Prag Kahn Katherine Gudger Langley Ruth Hanna McCormick Mary Teresa Norton Pearl Peden Oldfield Ruth Bryan Owen Ruth Sears Pratt Edith Nourse Rogers Effiegene Locke Wingo Pearl Peden Oldfielda Edith Nourse Rogers Senate none 70th Congress (1928-1929) House Florence Prag Kahn Katherine Gudger Langley Mary Teresa Norton Senate none 69th Congress (1925-1926) House Florence Prag Kahna Mary Teresa Norton Edith Nourse Rogersa Senate none 68th Congress House (1923-1924) Mae Ella Nolan Senate none CRS-94 67th Congress (1921-1922) CRS-94 House Winnifred Mason Hucka Mae Ella Nolana Alice Mary Robertson Senate Rebecca Feltone 66th Congress (1919-1920) House None Senate None 65th Congress (1917-1918) House Jeannette Rankin Senate None Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-, http://bioguide.congress.gov. Notes: Names of Democratic Representatives and Senators in Italics; Republicans in Roman. Prior to the adoption of the Twentieth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, effective October 15, 1933, the terms of Representatives and Senators began on March 4, in conformance with a resolution of the Continental Congress implementing the Constitution (adopted September 13, 1788). The Twentieth Amendment provides inter alia that the terms of Representatives and Senators shall commence at noon on January 3, in the year following their election. The first Congress affected by the Twentieth Amendment was the 74th (1935-1937). Since 1934, the first session of a Congress convenes on January 3 of odd-numbered years and adjourned on January 3 the following odd-numbered year. For ease of use, this table lists the closing date of each Congress as an even-numbered year. For more information, see http://www.senate.gov/reference/Sessions/sessionDates.htm CRS-95 a. Member did not serve the entire Congress. See biographical information in the Alphabetical Listing section for additional information. b. Moved from House to the Senate during this Congress. See biographical information in the Alphabetical Listing section for additional information. CRS-96 c. Gladys Spellman was elected also to the 97th Congress, but was unable to be sworn in because of a disability and her seat was declared vacant on February 24, 1981. CRS-96 d. Eva Bowring was appointed to serve until a successor was elected to fill the vacancy caused by the death or Dwight Griswold. Hazel Abel was elected to fill that vacancy. e. Appointed to fill a vacancy at the end of the 67th Congress, and served for one day. Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 Table 2. Women in Congress, 65th - 113th Congresses, by State or Territory Representatives, unless denoted as Senators (S), Delegates (D) or as having served in both chambers (B). Names of Democratic Representatives and Senators in Italics; Republicans in Roman. California (37) Karen Bass Mary Bono Mack Barbara Boxer (B) Yvonne Brathwaite Burke Julia Brownley Sala Burton Lois Capps Judy Chu Susan Davis Helen Gahagan Douglas Anna G. Eshoo Bobbi Fiedler Dianne Feinstein (S) Janice Hahn Jane Harman Florence Prag Kahn Barbara Lee Zoe Lofgren Doris O. Matsui Juanita Millender-McDonald Grace Napolitano Gloria Negrete McLeod Mae Ella Nolan Nancy Pelosi Shirley N. Pettis Laura Richardson Lucille Roybal-Allard Linda Sánchez Loretta Sanchez Andrea Seastrand Lynn Schenk Hilda Solis Jackie Speier Ellen Tauscher Maxine Waters Diane Watson Lynn Woolsey New York (25) Bella S. Abzug Anne Marie Buerkle Shirley Anita Chisholm Yvette Clarke Marian Williams Clarke Hillary Rodham Clinton (S) Geraldine Ann Ferraro Kirsten Gillibrand (B) Nan Hayworth Kathy Hochul Elizabeth Holtzman Edna Flannery Kelly Sue Kelly Nita Lowey Carolyn Maloney Carolyn McCarthy Grace Meng Susan Molinari Caroline Love Goodwin O’Day Ruth Sears Baker Pratt Katharine Price St. George Louise Slaughter Winifred Claire Stanley Jessica McCullough Weis Nydia Velázquez Illinois (17) Melissa L. Bean Judy Biggert Cheri Bustos Marguerite Stitt Church Cardiss Collins Emily Taft Douglas Tammy Duckworth Debbie Halvorson Winnifred Sprague Huck Robin Kelly Lynn Martin Ruth Hanna McCormick Carol Moseley-Braun (S) Charlotte Thompson Reid Jan Schakowsky Edna Oakes Simpson Jessie Sumner Florida (15) Sandy Adams Corrine Brown Ginny Brown-Waite Kathy Castor Tillie Fowler Louise Frankel Katherine Harris Paula Hawkins (S) Suzanne Kosmas Carrie Meek Ruth Bryan Owen Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Karen Thurman Debbie Wasserman Schultz Frederica Wilson Ohio (11) Jean Ashbrook Joyce Beatty Frances Payne Bolton Marcia L. Fudge Congressional Research Service Stephanie Tubbs Jones Marcy Kaptur Mary Jo Kilroy Mary Rose Oakar Deborah Pryce Jean Schmidt Betty Sutton 97 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 Washington (10) Maria Cantwell (B) Suzan DelBene Jennifer Dunn Julia Butler Hansen Jamie Herrera Beutler Catherine Dean May Cathy McMorris Rogers Patty Murray (S) Linda Smith Jolene Unsoeld Missouri (9) Jean Carnahan (S) Pat Danner Jo Ann Emerson Vicky Hartzler Joan Kelly Horn Karen McCarthy Claire McCaskill (S) Leonor Kretzer Sullivan Anne Wagner Maryland (8) Helen Delich Bentley Beverly Barton Byron Katharine Edgar Byron Donna Edwards Marjorie S. Holt Barbara Ann Mikulski (B) Constance A. Morella Gladys Noon Spellman (B) Michigan (7) Barbara-Rose Collins Martha Wright Griffiths Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick Candice Miller Lynn Rivers Debbie Stabenow (B) Ruth Thompson (B) North Carolina (7) Eva Clayton Elizabeth Dole (S) Renee Ellmers Virginia Foxx Kay Hagan (S) Sue Myrick Eliza Jane Pratt Pennsylvania (7) Veronica Grace Boland Vera Daerr Buchanan Kathy Dahlkemper Kathryn Granahan Melissa Hart Marjorie Margolis-Mezvinsky Allyson Y. Schwartz Texas (7) Kay Granger Kay Bailey Hutchison (S) Eddie Bernice Johnson Barbara C. Jordan Sheila Jackson Lee Shelley Sekula Gibbs Lera Millard Thomas Kansas (7) Nancy Boyda Sheila Frahm (S) Lynn Jenkins Nancy Landon Kassebaum (S) Martha Elizabeth Keys Kathryn O. McCarthy Jan Meyers Connecticut (7) Rosa DeLauro Elizabeth Esty Ella T. Grasso Nancy L. Johnson Barbara Bailey Kennelly Clare Boothe Luce Chase Going Woodhouse Indiana (7) Susan Brooks Julia Carson Katie Hall Congressional Research Service Cecil Murray Harden Virginia Ellis Jenckes Jill Long Jackie Walorski 98 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 Georgia (6) Iris Faircloth Blitch Rebecca Latimer Felton (S) Florence Reville Gibbs Denise Majette Helen Douglas Mankin Cynthia McKinney Hawaii (6) Mary Elizabeth Farrington (D) Tulsi Gabbard Colleen Hanabusa Mazie Hirono (B) Patsy Takemoto Mink Patricia Saiki Tennessee (6) Irene Bailey Baker Diane Black Marsha Blackburn Marilyn Lloyd Willa McCord Eslick Louise Goff Reece Oregon (6) Suzanne Bonamici Elizabeth Furse Edith Green Nan Wood Honeyman Darlene Hooley Maurine Brown Neuberger (S) Alabama (5) Maryon Pittman Allen (S) Elizabeth B. Andrews Dixie Bibb Graves (S) Martha Roby Terri Sewell Arkansas (5) Hattie Wyatt Caraway (S) Blanche Lambert Lincoln (B) Catherine Dorris Norrell Pearl Peden Oldfield Effiegene Locke Wingo Louisiana (5) Corinne C. (Lindy) Boggs Elaine Edwards (S) Mary Landrieu (S) Rose McConnell Long (S) Cathy Long Minnesota (5) Michelle Bachmann Betty McCollum Muriel Buck Humphrey (S) (S) Amy KlobucharAmy Klobuchar (S) Coya Gjesdal Knutson New Jersey (5) Florence Prince Dwyer Millicent Fenwick Helen Stevenson Meyner Mary Teresa Norton Marge Scafati Roukema South Carolina (5) Willa Lybrand Fulmer Elizabeth Hawley Gasque Clara Gooding McMillan Elizabeth Patterson Corrine Boyd Riley Massachusetts (6) Katherine M. Clark Margaret M. Heckler Louise Day Hicks Edith Nourse Rogers Niki Tsongas Elizabeth Warren (S) Arizona (5) Karen English Gabrielle Giffords Isabella Selmes Greenway Ann Kirkpatrick Kyrsten Sinema Colorado (4) Diana DeGette Betsy Markey Congressional Research Service Marilyn Musgrave Patricia S. Schroeder 99 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 Maine (4) Susan M. Collins (S) Chellie Pingree Margaret Chase Smith (B) Olympia J. Snowe (B) South Dakota (4) Vera Calahan Bushfield (S) Kristi Noem Gladys Pyle (S) Stephanie Herseth Sandlin Nebraska (4) Hazel Hempel Abel (S) Eva Kelly Bowring (S) Deb Fischer (S) Virginia Smith New Hampshire (4) (S) Kelly AyotteKelly Ayotte (S) Ann McLane Kuster Carol Shea–Porter Jeanne Shaheen (S) Nevada (3) Shelley Berkley Dina Titus Barbara Vucanovich New Mexico (3) Georgia Lee Lusk Michelle Lujan Grisham Heather Wilson Utah (3) Reva Zilpha Beck Bosone Karen Shepherd Enid Greene Waldholtz Virginia (3) Leslie Byrne Jo Ann Davis Thelma Drake Idaho (2) Helen Chenoweth Gracie Bowers Pfost Kentucky (2) Katherine Gudger Langley Anne M. Northup West Virginia (2) Shelley Moore Capito Maude Elizabeth Kee Wisconsin (2) Tammy Baldwin (B) Gwen Moore Oklahoma (2) Mary Fallin Congressional Research Service Alice Mary Robertson 100 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 Wyoming (2) Barbara Cubin Cynthia Lummis North Dakota (2) Jocelyn Burdick (S) Heidi Heitkamp (S) Montana (1) Jeannette Rankin District of Columbia (1) Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) Rhode Island (1) Claudine Cmarada Schneider Virgin Islands (1) Donna Christensen (D) Alaska (1) Lisa Murkowski (S) Guam (1) Madeleine Bordallo (D) No women sent to Congress (7 states and territories) American Samoa Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Delaware Iowa Mississippi Puerto Rico Vermont Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- present, http://bioguide.congress.gov. Notes: Names of Democratic Representatives and Senators in Italics; Republicans in Roman. Congressional Research Service 101 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 Table 3. Total Number of Women in Each Congress: 1917-2013 Including Delegates and Members who Served only a Portion of the Congress Congress House Senate Total House and Senate 65th (1917-1918)a 1 0 1 66th (1919-1920) 0 0 0 67th (1921-1922) 3 1 4 68th (1923-1924) 1 0 1 69th (1925-1926)b 3 0 3 (1927-1928)c 5 0 5 71st (1929-1930) 70th 9 0 9 (1931-1932)d 7 1 8 73rd (1933-1934) 7 1 8 74th (1935-1936) 6 2 8 75th (1937-1938)e 6 3 9 76th (1939-1940)f 8 1 9 77th (1941-1942)g 9 1 10 78th (1943-1944)h 8 1 9 79th (1945-1946)i 11 0 11 80th (1947-1948)j 7 1 8 81st (1949-1950)k 9 1 10 82nd (1951-1952)l 10 1 11 83rd (1953-1954)m 12 3 15 84th (1955-1956)n 17 1 18 85th (1957-1958) 15 1 16 86th (1959-1960)o 17 2 19 87th (1961-1962)p 18 2 20 88th (1963-1964)q 12 2 14 89th (1965-1966) 11 2 13 90th (1967-1968) 11 1 12 91st (1969-1970) 10 1 11 92nd (1971-1972)r 13 2 15 93rd (1973-1974)s 16 0 16 94th (1975-1976) 19 0 19 95th (1977-1978)t 18 3 21 96th (1979-1980)u 16 2 18 97th (1981-1982)v 21 2 23 (1983-1984)w 22 2 24 72nd 98th Congressional Research Service 102 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 Congress House Senate Total House and Senate 99th (1985-1986)x 23 2 25 100th (1987-1988)y 24 2 26 101st (1989-1990)z 29 2 31 102nd (1991-1992)aa 30 4 34 103rd (1993-1994) 48 7 55 104th (1995-1996) 50 9 59 57 9 66 106th (1999-2000) 58 9 67 107th (2001-2002)cc 62 14 76 108th (2003-2004)dd 63 14 77 109th (2005-2006) 71 14 85 110th (2007-2008)ee 79 16 95 111th (2009-2010)ff 79 17 96 112th (2011-2012)gg 79 17 96 113th (2013-2014)hh 8283 20 102 105th (1997-1998)bb Source: CRS summary, based on http://history.house.gov/Exhibition-and-Publications/WIC/Women-inCongress/. Notes: Numbers include delegates. For simplification, Congresses are listed in two-year increments. Pursuant to the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, which was ratified January 23, 1933, “the terms of Senators and Representatives at noon on the 3rd day of January.” For specific dates, see “Dates of Sessions of the Congress, present-1789,” at http://www.senate.gov/reference/Sessions/sessionDates.htm. a. Includes two House Members who were elected to fill a vacancy and one Senator who was appointed to fill a vacancy. b. Includes two House Members who were elected to fill a vacancy. c. Includes one House Member who was elected to fill a vacancy. d. Includes one House Member who was elected to fill a vacancy and one Senator who was appointed to fill a vacancy. e. Includes one House Member who was elected to fill a vacancy, one Senator who was elected to fill a vacancy, and one Senator who was appointed to fill a vacancy. f. Includes four House Members who were elected to fill a vacancy. g. Includes two House Members who were elected to fill a vacancy. h. Includes one House Member who was elected to fill a vacancy. i. Includes two House Members who were elected to fill a vacancy. j. Includes one Senator who was appointed to fill a vacancy. k. Includes one House Member who was elected to fill a vacancy. l. Includes two House Members who were elected to fill a vacancy. m. Includes one House Member who was elected to fill a vacancy, one Senator who was appointed to fill a vacancy, and one Senator who was elected to fill that vacancy. n. Includes one House Member who was elected to fill a vacancy. Congressional Research Service 103 Women in the United States Congress, 1917-20132014 o. Includes one House Member who died and one House Member elected to fill a vacancy. p. Includes three House Members who were elected to fill a vacancy. q. Includes one House Member who was elected to fill a vacancy. r. Includes one House Member who was elected to fill a vacancy and one Senator appointed to fill a vacancy. s. Includes two House Members who were elected to fill a vacancy. t. Includes two Senators who were appointed to fill a vacancy. u. Includes one House Member-elect whose seat was declared vacant due to an incapacitating illness, and one House member who was elected to fill a vacancy. v. Includes three House Members who were elected to a vacancy. w. Includes one House Member who was elected to fill a vacancy. x. Includes one House Member who was elected to fill a vacancy. y. Includes one House Member who died. z. Includes four House Members who were elected to fill a vacancy. aa. Includes one House Member and one Senator elected to fill a vacancy and one Senator who was appointed to fill a vacancy. bb. Includes one House Member who resigned and four House Members who were elected to fill a vacancy. cc. Includes one House Member who died and one House Member who was elected to fill a vacancy. dd. Includes one House Member who was elected to fill a vacancy. ee. Includes four House Members who died and four House Members who were elected to fill a vacancy. ff. Includes two House Members who resigned, one House Member who was elected to fill a vacancy, one Senator who resigned, and one Senator initially elected to the House and then appointed to the Senate. gg. Includes one House Member who resigned and four House Members who were elected to fill a vacancy. hh. Includes one House Member who resigned and two House Members who were elected to fill a vacancy. Author Contact Information Jennifer E. Manning Information Research Specialist jmanning@crs.loc.gov, 7-7565 Ida A. Brudnick Specialist on the Congress ibrudnick@crs.loc.gov, 7-6460 Acknowledgments Linda Carter, Elli Ludwigson, and Cara Warner provided assistance. Colleen J. Shogan, Deputy Director and Senior Specialist, and Susan Navarro Smelcer, formerly an Analyst on the Federal Judiciary, were former coauthors of this report. Congressional Research Service 104