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Arguments that women are well represented in Congress

In recent decades, no. of females in Congress has grown

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Example that no. of females in Congress is increasing

In 1979, there were 16 in the House and 0 in the Senate.
In 2017 there are 84 in the House and 21 in the Senate

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Arguments that women are poorly represented in Congress

Few women in Congress have reached senior positions

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Example of senior women on Congress

Nancy Pelosi - Democrat minority leader
Cathy Rodgers - Only senior Republican female

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Numbers of females in Senate for each house

Democrats - 16 female Senators
Republicans - 5 female Senators

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Number of females in House

Democrats - 62 female Senators
Republicans - 22 female Senators

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Example of state with high female representation (State Legislatures)

Nevada - 39.7% female

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Example of state with low female representation (State Legislatures)

Wyoming - 11.1% female

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113th Congress wealthiest ever with ______% net worth of over $1M

50%

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In 115th Congress ____% identify as Christian, compared to 73% general population

89% in Congress

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In 115th Congress just 1 member was non-religious compared to ____% of the population

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