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Speaker Sam Rayburn of Texas reviews vocabulary with women Members of Congress before a spelling bee at the National Press Club./tiles/non-collection/W/WICdata_2007_111_002.xml Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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Speaker Sam Rayburn of Texas reviews vocabulary with women Members of Congress before a spelling bee at the National Press Club.
The following lists were developed to answer reference questions often posed by Member offices, researchers, and the general public. One hundred and eleven of the 327 women who have served in Congress are current Members—89 in the House and 22 in the Senate. In total, there have been 288 women Members of the House of Representatives and 51 Senators. Twelve women have served in both chambers.