Women in the U.S. House of Representatives 2016

Current U.S. House
84
(62D, 22R)
19.3% of 435 seats

Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who was the first woman Speaker of the House, is now House Minority Leader.

In addition to the women currently serving, 4 (3D, 1R) women serve as non-voting delegates representing American Samoa, the District of Columbia, Guam, and the Virgin Islands.

Of the women currently serving in the House:

69

women first entered by winning regular general elections.

66

women lawmakers held previous elective offices prior to entering Congress.

16

won special elections; Adams (NC), Bonamici (OR), Capps (CA), Chu (CA), Clark (MA), Edwards (MD),Fudge (OH), Hahn (CA), Hanabusa (HI), Kelly (IL), Lee (CA), Matsui (CA), Pelosi (CA), Ros-Lehtinen (FL), Speier (CA), and Tsongas (MA) succeeded others who died or resigned. The AS, DC, GU and VI Delegates won regular general elections.

33

held more than one previous elective post. The positions include: statewide elective (3); state senator (20); state representative (45); county elective (8); municipal elective (20); judge (2); school board member (5).

U.S. Representatives by Race and Ethnicity

*Women who self-identify as more than one race/ethnicity are included on CAWP pages for each group with which they identify. We strongly caution against adding totals from each racial/ethnic group should, as it will double count officeholders. 

Of the 84 current women U.S. Representatives:

  • 6 identify as Asian American/Pacific Islander
  • 18 identify as Black
  • 9 identify as Latina
  • 51 identify as white

In addition, of the 4 women non-voting delegates: 1 identifies as Asian American/Pacific Islander, 2 identify as Black women, and 1 identifies as white.

Current U.S. Representatives
Name Party Year(s) Served State
Alma S. Adams D 2014-present North Carolina
Karen R. Bass D 2013-present California
Joyce B. Beatty D 2013-present Ohio
Diane L. Black R 2011-2018 Tennessee
Marsha Blackburn R 2003-2018 Tennessee
Suzanne M. Bonamici D 2012-present Oregon
Susan W. Brooks R 2013-2020 Indiana
Corrine Brown D 2013-2016 Florida
Julia Brownley D 2013-present California
Cheri L. Bustos D 2013-present Illinois
Lois Capps D 2013-2016 California
Kathy A. Castor D 2013-present Florida
Judy Chu D 2013-present California
Katherine M. Clark D 2013-present Massachusetts
Yvette D. Clarke D 2013-present New York
Barbara J. Comstock R 2015-2018 Virginia
Susan A. Davis D 2003-2020 California
Diana L. DeGette D 1997-present Colorado
Rosa L. DeLauro D 1991-present Connecticut
Suzan K. DelBene D 2012-present Washington
Debbie Dingell D 2015-present Michigan
Tammy Duckworth D 2013-2016 Illinois
Donna F. Edwards D 2008-2016 Maryland
Renee L. Ellmers R 2011-2016 North Carolina
Anna G. Eshoo D 2013-present California
Elizabeth H. Esty D 2013-2018 Connecticut
Virginia A. Foxx R 2005-present North Carolina
Lois J. Frankel D 2013-2016 Florida
Marcia L. Fudge D 2008-2021 Ohio
Tulsi Gabbard D 2013-2020 Hawaii
Gwendolyn Graham D 2015-2016 Florida
Kay N. Granger R 1997-present Texas
Colleen W. Hanabusa D 2016-2018 Hawaii
Vicky Jo Hartzler R 2011-present Missouri
Jaime L. Herrera Beutler R 2011-present Washington
Lynn M. Jenkins R 2009-2018 Kansas
Eddie Bernice Johnson D 1993-present Texas
Marcy C. Kaptur D 1983-present Ohio
Robin L. Kelly D 2013-present Illinois
Ann L. Kirkpatrick D 2013-2016 Arizona
Ann McLane Kuster D 2013-present New Hampshire
Brenda L. Lawrence D 2015-present Michigan
Barbara J. Lee D 1998-present California
Sheila Jackson Lee D 1995-present Texas
Zoe Lofgren D 1995-present California
Mia B. Love R 2015-2018 Utah
Nita M. Lowey D 1989-2020 New York
Michelle Lujan Grisham D 2013-2018 New Mexico
Cynthia M. Lummis R 2009-2016 Wyoming
Carolyn B. Maloney D 1993-present New York
Doris O. Matsui D 2005-present California
Betty McCollum D/DFL 2001-present Minnesota
Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 2005-present Washington
Martha McSally R 2015-2018 Arizona
Grace Meng D 2013-present New York
Candice S. Miller R 2003-2016 Michigan
Gwen S. Moore D 2005-present Wisconsin
Grace F. Napolitano D 1999-present California
Kristi Noem R 2011-2018 South Dakota
Nancy Pelosi D 1987-present California
Chellie M. Pingree D 2009-present Maine
Kathleen M. Rice D 2015-present New York
Martha Roby R 2011-2020 Alabama
Ileana C. Ros-Lehtinen R 1989-2018 Florida
Lucille Roybal-Allard D 1993-present California
Linda T. Sanchez D 2003-present California
Loretta L. Sanchez D 1997-2016 California
Jan D. Schakowsky D 1999-present Illinois
Terri A. Sewell D 2011-present Alabama
Kyrsten Sinema D 2013-2018 Arizona
Louise M. Slaughter D 1987-2018 New York
Jackie Speier D 2008-present California
Elise M. Stefanik R 2015-present New York
Dina C. Titus D 2013-present Nevada
Norma J. Torres D 2015-present California
Niki S. Tsongas D 2007-2018 Massachusetts
Nydia M. Velazquez D 1993-present New York
Ann L. Wagner R 2013-present Missouri
Jackie Swihart Walorski R 2013-present Indiana
Mimi Walters R 2015-2018 California
Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 2005-present Florida
Maxine Waters D 1991-present California
Bonnie Watson Coleman D 2015-present New Jersey
Frederica S. Wilson D 2011-present Florida
Delegates
Name Party Year(s) Served State
Madeleine Z. Bordallo D 2003-2018 Guam
Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen R 2015-present American Samoa
Eleanor Holmes Norton D 1991-present District of Columbia
Stacey E. Plaskett D 2015-present Virgin Islands