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The class of 2019 looks more like America

THE RECORD NUMBER OF WOMEN SWORN INTO Congress on Jan. 3 included a 68-year-old bison farmer from West Virginia, a 29-year-old progressive upstart from New York and a 58-year-old Native American single mother from New Mexico. Each had broken ground in her own way, but in the Capitol building where they now work, that’s less likely to make any of them terribly distinctive. The newest members of the 116th Congress made the legislative body the most diverse in U.S. history not only ethnically and

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