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Democrats everywhere had a triumphant day after their party officially regained control of the House of Representatives with the most diverse congress in history.

Freshman Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) wasn't shy about her invigoration when speaking to supporters at an event on the night of her swearing in.

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The 116th Congress will include several firsts. One of those is the most women ever to be in Congress. The Senate will have at least 24 female Senators and the House of Representatives will have at least 102 women.

While those numbers are still far less than half, it is still a major demographic change from just a decade ago when Democratic Representative Nancy Pelosi of California became the first woman to ever serve as Speaker of the House. In the 110th Congress of 2008, there were 16 women in the Senate and 73 in the House.

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