One of the few things that brought Democrats and Republicans together during US President Donald Trump’s recent State of the Union address was celebrating a record number of women in Congress. One hundred and two women were elected to the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterms, taking 23.5% of the 435 seats.
But the United States still lags well behind much of the world when it comes to female representation – ranking just 75th on a list compiled by the Inter-Parliamentary Union. In fact, the US doesn’t even reach the global average of 24.1% of lower house seats won by women.
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