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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