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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 thirty of the 365 women who have served in Congress are current Members—105 in the House and 25 in the Senate. In total, there have been 325 women Members of the House of Representatives and 56 Senators. Sixteen women have served in both chambers.