U.S. Congress

Women in politics, by the numbers: How Maryland stacks up

Women in politics, by the numbers: How Maryland stacks up

Women hold more of Congress’ 535 seats than ever before, though growth in recent years has differed along party lines. Maryland has no women in its delegation.

Of the 107 women currently serving in Congress, 38, or 35.5 percent, are women of color.

Source: Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University

Women hold 20 percent of seats in the U.S. Congress.

Source: Brookings Vital Statistics on Congress, January 2017 update


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