Celebrating The Women In Congress

Celebrating the women in Congress

By Rep. Steve StiversR-OhioIn 1916, Jeannette Rankin made history. Hailing from the state of Montana, she was the first woman ever elected to the United States Congress.Since then, women have taken large steps; today, nearly 20 percent of the seats in Congress are held by women, the most at any point in history.While this is still a disproportionately low representation, my female colleagues are trailblazers. I am certain that their careers will encourage young girls everywhere to pursue their goals, including elected office.As we celebrate Women’s History Month, I want to recognize the women in the 115th Congress …

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