Eleven States Have No Women in Congress

This past Thursday marked the celebration of International Women's Day. Currently, there are 112 women serving in the 115th Congress including 23 senators, 84 representatives, and 5 delegates. Of the 112 women, 82 are Democrat and 30 are Republican. While women make up 20 percent of Congress, only 23 states have 20 percent or more of their state delegation represented by women. The remaining 27 states sit well below that mark—including 11 states with zero female representation. Here's a map of women in Congress:

Eleven states have no women representing them in Congress.

Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Vermont each have zero women representing their state in Congress. New Hampshire leads the way in percent of congressional seats held by women at 100 percent with Senators Hassan (D-NH) and Shaheen (D-NH) and Representatives Shea-Porter (D-NH-1) and Kuster (D-NH-2).

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