The number of women who have served in Congress to date.
3.1% of all members of Congress to date have been women.
- California has sent more women to Congress than any other state – a total of 47 to date.
- New York is next with 31 women to date.
- Vermont is the only state that has never sent a woman to either the House or the Senate.
Credit: Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP). 2021. “Women in the U.S. Congress 2021.” New Brunswick, NJ: Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University-New Brunswick. https://cawp.rutgers.edu/facts/levels-office/congress/women-us-congress-2021 (Accessed December 23, 2021)