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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 eight of the 313 women who have served in Congress are current Members—88 in the House and 20 in the Senate. In total, there have been 278 women Members of the House of Representatives and 46 Senators. Eleven women have served in both chambers.