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WATCH: Congresswomen Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland Embrace After Being Sworn In as the First Two Native American Women to Serve in Congress

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Democratic Representative Sharice Davids of Kansas and Representative Deb Haaland of New Mexico (Sharice for Congress and Deb Haaland for Congress)

Pelosi remains as the only woman to ever serve in that capacity.

Democratic Representative Barbara Lee of California shared several photos to her Twitter account, captioning them:

“First day of a new era. 💪🏾😍”

Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota shared a list of some of the firsts being celebrated, including her own election as the first Somali-American and one of the first two Muslim women elected.

Omar had a cheering section watching as well.

The other Muslim woman elected, Democrat Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, brought her children who celebrated their mother’s historic moment. Tlaib wore a traditional Palestinian thobe for her swearing in.

People celebrated other firsts on social media as well, like Ayanna Pressley making history for the state of Massachusetts.

The office of Democrat Veronica Escobar—the first Latinx woman elected from Texas—celebrated with mariachi, queso, guacamole and salsa.

Thursday’s swearing in ceremony demonstrated the diversity of the people of the United States.

Tókhi wániphika ní to Representatives Davids and Haaland and all the members of the 116th Congress.

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