It's noon in Washington, DC, which means that the 116th Congress has officially convened. In this new Congress, Democrats have taken control of the House, while Republicans continue to hold their majority in the Senate.
The new senators and representatives will be sworn in later today.
Here are the historic firsts this Congress will make...
- Kansas and New Mexico sent the first Native American women to Congress.
- Democrats Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota are the first Muslim women elected to serve in Congress.
- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, who at 29 years old will become the youngest woman ever in Congress.
- Republican Marsha Blackburn will be the first female senator from Tennessee.
- Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith made history in the midterms by becoming the first woman elected to Congress from Mississippi.
- Democrat Kyrsten Sinema became the first female senator elected to represent Arizona. Sinema will also make history as the first openly bisexual senator.
- Democrats Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia will be the first Latinas to represent Texas in Congress.
- Incoming Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley will be the first black congresswoman to represent Massachusetts.
- Democrat Jahana Hayes will be the first black congresswoman from Connecticut.
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