Meet the women of the 117th U.S. Congress(145 images)

A new record of 141 women -- and a record number of Black women -- have been sworn in to serve in the 117th session of the U.S. Congress. Many newcomers join congressional veterans in the Senate and House of Representatives from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Here's a look at who they are.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds the speaker's gavel in the air on the House floor in the Capitol after being re-elected to the leadership post on January 3. It will be her fourth term as speaker. Pool Photo by Bill Clark/UPI | License Photo
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