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In the 117th Congress, there are now 1 Native American woman, 1 Middle Eastern woman, 10 Asian and Pacific Islander women, 14 Hispanic women and 24 Black women.
Congress is slowly, starting to become more representative of the population it serves.
From 2009 through 2016, the last time the U.S. had a Democratic president, the GOP intensely opposed virtually every part of Obama’s agenda, culminating in the GOP’s refusal to even hold a hearing for Obama Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland in 2016.
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