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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-one of the 366 women who have served in Congress are current Members—105 in the House and 26 in the Senate. In total, there have been 325 women Members of the House of Representatives and 57 Senators. Sixteen women have served in both chambers.