Could Adkins, Weir reverse GOP trend for women in Congress?


In nearly 30 years, not much has changed for Republican women in Congress.

In the 101st Congress from 1989 to 1991, there were 13 Republican women serving in the House.

Twenty-eight years later, Republican women in the House still number 13.

While a record number of women are serving in Congress this year, an overwhelming majority are Democrats.

Even as Democratic women won in record numbers, Republican women were headed the opposite direction.

Their numbers plummeted to 13 this session from 23 during 2017-18 when several Republican . . .


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