Meet The Women Of The U.S. House Of Representatives

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The 435 members of the House of Representatives will have a big impact on your future.

That's because those elected to serve in Congress are tasked with passing — and blocking — legislation that directly affects your day-to-day life. Given the stakes, doesn't it make sense for women to be a major part of that process?

Thanks to the election, the number of women in the Senate will hit a record of 21 this year. But the number of women in the House went down, from 84 to 83.

Due to this decrease, the total number of female representatives in both branches of Congress will remain stagnant at 104, or about 19% of the full elected body. And for those wondering, no that doesn't put us at the head of the pack. The U.S. ranks 99th out of 193 countries when comparing nations by their parliamentary female representation, the Inter-Parliamentary Union reports.

Don't be too depressed. There are still some victories we can celebrate heading into 2017. Once the 115th Congress is seated, women of color will make up 50% of the Democratic women in the House. The group includes Pramila Jayapal, the first Indian-American woman ever to be elected to the House, and Lisa Blunt Rochester, who will be Delaware's first female and first Black representative.

We may be a long way from achieving gender parity in Congress… But in the meantime, these 83 women from both sides of the aisle will inspire you to push to get more women elected to office.

Click through to meet them all.
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Name: Martha Roby
State: Alabama
District: 02
Party affiliation: Republican
First elected in: 2010
Twitter: @RepMarthaRoby


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Name: Terri Sewell
State:
Alabama
District:
07
Party affiliation:
Democrat
First elected in:
2010
Twitter: @RepTerriSewell
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Name: Martha McSally
State:
Arizona
District:
02
Party affiliation:
Republican
First elected in:
2014
Twitter:
@RepMcSally
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Name: Kyrsten Sinema
State:
Arizona
District: 09
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2012
Twitter: @RepSinema
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Name: Doris Matsui
State:
California
District: 06
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2005
Twitter: @DorisMatsui

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Name: Nancy Pelosi
State: California
District: 12
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 1986
Twitter: @NancyPelosi
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Name: Barbara Lee
State: California
District: 13
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 1998
Twitter: @RepBarbaraLee
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Name: Jackie Speier
State: California
District: 14
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2008
Twitter: @RepSpeier
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Name: Anna Eshoo
State:
California
District:
18
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 1992
Twitter: @RepAnnaEshoo
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Name: Zoe Lofgren
State:
California
District: 19
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 1994
Twitter: @RepZoeLofgren
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Name: Julia Brownley
State:
California
District: 26
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2012
Twitter: @JuliaBrownley26
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Name: Judy Chu
State: California
District: 27
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2008
Twitter: @RepJudyChu
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Name: Grace Napolitano
State: California
District: 32
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 1998
Twitter: @gracenapolitano
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Name: Norma Torres
State: California
District: 35
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2014
Twitter: @NormaJTorres
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Name: Karen Bass
State: California
District: 37
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2010
Twitter: @RepKarenBass
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Name: Linda Sanchez
State: California
District: 38
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2002
Twitter: @RepLindaSanchez
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Name: Lucille Roybal-Allard
State:
California
District: 40
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 1992
Twitter: @RepRoybalAllard
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Name: Maxine Waters
State: California
District: 43
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 1990
Twitter: @MaxineWaters
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Name: Nanette Barragan
State:
California
District: 44
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2016
Twitter: @Nanette4CA
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Name: Mimi Walters
State: California
District: 45
Party affiliation: Republican
First elected in: 2014
Twitter: @RepMimiWalters
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Name: Susan Davis
State: California
District: 53
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2000
Twitter: @RepSusanDavis
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Name: Diana DeGette
State:
Colorado
District: 01
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 1996
Twitter: @RepDianaDeGette
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Name: Rosa DeLauro
State:
Connecticut
District:
03
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 1990
Twitter: @rosadelauro
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Name: Elizabeth Esty
State:
Connecticut
District: 05
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2012
Twitter: @RepEsty
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Name: Lisa Blunt Rochester
State: Delaware
District: At-Large Congressional District
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2016
Twitter: @LisaBRochester
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Name: Stephanie Murphy
State: Florida
District: 07
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2016
Twitter: @SMurphyCongress
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Name: Val Demings
State:
Florida
District: 10
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2016
Twitter: @val_demings
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Name: Kathy Castor
State: Florida
District: 14
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2006
Twitter: @USRepKCastor
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Name: Lois Frankel
State: Florida
District: 22
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2012
Twitter: @RepLoisFrankel
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Name: Debbie Wasserman Schultz
State:
Florida
District: 23
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2004
Twitter: @DWStweets
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Name: Frederica Wilson
State:
Florida
District: 24
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2010
Twitter: @RepWilson
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Name: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
State:
Florida
District: 27
Party affiliation: Republican
First elected in: 1988
Twitter: @RosLehtinen
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Name: Colleen Hanabusa
State: Hawaii
District: 01
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2010
Twitter: @RepHanabusa
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Name: Tulsi Gabbard
State:
Hawaii
District: 02
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2012
Twitter: @TulsiGabbard
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Name: Robin Kelly
State:
Illinois
District: 02
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2012
Twitter: @RepRobinKelly
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Name: Jan Schakowsky
State:
Illinois
District: 09
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 1998
Twitter: @janschakowsky
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Name: Cheri Bustos
State:
Illinois
District: 17
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2012
Twitter: @CheriBustos
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Name: Jackie Walorski
State:
Indiana
District: 02
Party affiliation: Republican
First elected in: 2012
Twitter: @RepWalorski
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Name: Susan Brooks
State:
Indiana
District: 05
Party affiliation: Republican
First elected in: 2012
Twitter: @SusanWBrooks
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Name: Lynn Jenkins
State:
Kansas
District: 02
Party affiliation: Republican
First elected in: 2008
Twitter: @RepLynnJenkins
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Name: Niki Tsongas
State:
Massachusetts
District:
03
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2007
Twitter: @nikiinthehouse
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Name: Katherine Clark
State:
Massachusetts
District: 05
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2013
Twitter: @RepKClark
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Name: Chellie Pingree
State:
Maine
District: 01
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2008
Twitter: @chelliepingree
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Name: Debbie Dingell
State:
Michigan
District: 12
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2014
Twitter: @DebDingell
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Name: Brenda Lawrence
State:
Michigan
District: 14
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2014
Twitter: @RepLawrence
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Name: Betty McCollum
State:
Minnesota
District: 04
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2000
Twitter: @BettyMcCollum04
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Name: Ann Wagner
State:
Missouri
District: 02
Party affiliation: Republican
First elected in: 2012
Twitter: @RepAnnWagner
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Name: Vicky Hartzler
State:
Missouri
District: 04
Party affiliation: Republican
First elected in: 2010
Twitter: @RepHartzler
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Name: Carol Shea-Porter
State:
New Hampshire
District: 01
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2006
Twitter: @TeamSheaPorter
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Name: Ann McLane Kuster
State:
New Hampshire
District: 02
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2012
Twitter: @RepAnnieKuster
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Name: Bonnie Watson Coleman
State:
New Jersey
District: 12
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2014
Twitter: @RepBonnie
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Name: Michelle Lujan Grisham
State:
New Mexico
District: 01
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2012
Twitter: @RepLujanGrisham
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Name: Kathleen Rice
State:
New York
District: 04
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2014
Twitter: @RepKathleenRice
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Name: Grace Meng
State:
New York
District: 06
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2012
Twitter: @RepGraceMeng
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Name: Nydia Velazquez
State: New York
District: 07
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 1992
Twitter: @NydiaVelazquez
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Name: Yvette Clarke
State:
New York
District: 09
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2006
Twitter: @RepYvetteClarke
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Name: Carolyn Maloney
State:
New York
District: 12
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 1992
Twitter: @RepMaloney
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Name: Nita Lowey
State:
New York
District: 17
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 1988
Twitter: @NitaLowey
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Name: Elise Stefanik
State:
New York
District: 21
Party affiliation: Republican
First elected in: 2014
Twitter: @RepStefanik
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Name: Claudia Tenney
State:
New York
District: 22
Party affiliation: Republican
First elected in: 2016
Twitter: @claudiatenney
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Name: Louise Slaughter
State:
New York
District: 25
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 1986
Twitter: @louiseslaughter
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Name: Dina Titus
State:
Nevada
District: 01
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2008
Twitter: @repdinatitus
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Name: Jacky Rosen
State:
Nevada
District: 03
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2016
Twitter: @RosenforNevada
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Name: Virginia Foxx
State:
North Carolina
District: 05
Party affiliation: Republican
First elected in: 2004
Twitter: @virginiafoxx
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Name: Alma Adams
State:
North Carolina
District: 12
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2014
Twitter: @RepAdams
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Name: Joyce Beatty
State:
Ohio
District: 03
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2012
Twitter: @RepBeatty
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Name: Marcy Kaptur
State:
Ohio
District: 09
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 1982
Twitter: @RepMarcyKaptur
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Name: Marcia Fudge
State:
Ohio
District: 11
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2008
Twitter: @RepMarciaFudge
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Name: Suzan DelBene
State:
Washington
District: 01
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2012
Twitter: @RepDelBene
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Name: Kristi Noem
State:
South Dakota
District: At-Large Congressional District
Party affiliation: Republican
First elected in: 2010
Twitter: @RepKristiNoem
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Name: Diane Black
State: Tennessee
District: 06
Party affiliation: Republican
First elected in: 2010
Twitter: @RepDianeBlack
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Name: Marsha Blackburn
State:
Tennessee
District: 07
Party affiliation: Republican
First elected in: 2002
Twitter: @MarshaBlackburn
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Name: Kay Granger
State:
Texas
District: 12
Party affiliation: Republican
First elected in: 1996
Twitter: @RepKayGranger
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Name: Sheila Jackson Lee
State:
Texas
District: 18
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 1994
Twitter: @JacksonLeeTX18
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Name: Eddie Bernice Johnson
State:
Texas
District: 30
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 1992
Twitter: @RepEBJ
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Name: Mia Love
State: Utah
District: 04
Party affiliation: Republican
First elected in: 2014
Twitter: @RepMiaLove
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Name: Barbara Comstock
State:
Virginia
District: 10
Party affiliation: Republican
First elected in: 2014
Twitter: @RepComstock
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Name: Suzanne Bonamici
State: Oregon
District: 01
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2012
Twitter: @RepBonamici
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Name: Jaime Herrera Beutler
State:
Washington
District: 03
Party affiliation: Republican
First elected in: 2010
Twitter: @HerreraBeutler
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Name: Cathy McMorris Rodgers
State:
Washington
District: 05
Party affiliation: Republican
First elected in: 2004
Twitter: @cathymcmorris
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Name: Pramila Jayapal
State: Washington
District: 37
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2016
Twitter: @PramilaJayapal
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Name: Gwen Moore
State:
Wisconsin
District: 04
Party affiliation: Democrat
First elected in: 2004
Twitter: @RepGwenMoore
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Name: Liz Cheney
State:
Wyoming
District: At-Large Congressional District
Party affiliation: Republican
First elected in: 2016
Twitter: @Liz_Cheney
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