Most diverse Congress ever is sworn in
Rep. Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire, with House Speaker John Boehner, is part of the first all-female congressional delegation in history.
Posted: Friday, January 4, 2013 12:00 am
New Hampshire's all-female congressional delegation — the first in history — is among the fresh cracks in the “marble ceiling” that Nancy Pelosi described six years ago when she became the first female speaker of the U.S. House.
With the swearing-in Thursday of two female House members — Carol Shea-Porter and Ann Kuster, both Democrats — New Hampshire became the first state to have an all-female congressional delegation. The state is represented in the Senate by Republican Kelly Ayotte and Democrat Jeanne Shaheen.
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Friday, January 4, 2013 12:00 am.