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Record-Breaking Women in Congress

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John Minchillo
Associated Press

Women are breaking records for political leadership in the U.S. after the latest election cycle. With results still coming in, at least 118 women will serve in the 116th Congress come the start of the new year.

The next Congress will also feature a record number of women of color, the first Native American and Muslim women, and the youngest woman ever elected to a congressional seat.

Today on All Sides, we discuss the future of women in politics.


  • Emma Green, reporter, The Atlantic
  • Wendy Smooth, associate professor of Women’s Gender and Sexulaty Studies and Political Science, Ohio State University

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