Women in the United States House of Representatives
Women have served in the United States House of Representatives since the 1917 entrance of Jeannette Rankin from Montana, a member of the Republican Party. In total, 345 women have served as U.S. Representatives and seven more women have sat as non-voting delegates. As of March 16, 2021, there are 117 women in the U.S. House of Representatives, making women 26.8% of the total of U.S. Representatives. Of the 352 women who have served in the House, 231 have been Democrats and 121 have been Republicans. One woman has served in the highest office of the House, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi from California, a member of the Democratic Party.