New swearing-in gives US Senate record number of women

New swearing-in gives US Senate record number of womenMississippi Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith was sworn in Monday as the newest member of the US Senate, raising the number of women in Congress’s upper chamber to 23, a new record. Vice President Mike Pence, who presides over the 100-member Senate, swore Hyde-Smith into office. “Congratulations, senator, and welcome,” he said.



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