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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 8: Capitol Hill staffer Ariel Eckblad is legislative director for Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) just outside of her office in the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington DC on Friday February 8, 2019.

Congressional aides are more racially diverse than ever before

Staffers working for Democratic lawmakers make up the majority of non-whites.
(From left to right) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Deb Haaland, Veronica Escobar, and Sharice Davids.

Here’s a ‘who’s who’ of the instantly iconic Vanity Fair photo of the new women of Congress

Vanity Fair's Martin Schoeller captured a now-viral image of six new congresswomen. Here's who they are.
Rashida Tlaib at a party hosted by MoveOn in Washington, DC, on January 3, 2018.

‘We’re going to impeach the motherf—er’: Rep. Rashida Tlaib made a strident anti-Trump speech hours after being sworn in

Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat from Michigan, was sworn in on Thursday. She vowed in a fiery speech hours later to remove President Donald Trump from office.
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 3: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) swears in House members during the first session of the 116th Congress at the U.S. Capitol January 03, 2019 in Washington, DC. Under the cloud of a partial federal government shutdown, Pelosi reclaimed her former title as speaker and her fellow Democrats took control of the House of Representatives for the second time in eight years.

This is what today’s historic swearing-in of the 116th Congress looked like

Over 100 women were sworn in to Congress today, including the youngest congresswoman ever and the first Muslim and Native-American congresswomen.