The US just sent 10 new scientists to Congress, including an ocean expert, a nurse, and a biochemist. Here's the full list.
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The faces of Capitol Hill are changing.

Despite a government shutdown, the 116th Congress is now underway in Washington. A record number of women are in the ranks — 127, according to Rutgers Center for American Women and Politics. They include the first Muslim women, the first Somali-American, and the first Native American women.

There are more scientists too.

Last November, 10 new science-credentialed candidates were elected: one senator and nine members of the House. 


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