On Jan. 3, 2019, 435 representatives and 100 senators were sworn into the 116th United States Congress. What makes this class of congresspeople so awesome is the historic, record number of women in the 116th U.S. Congress. In the House, there are 102 women representatives, with 35 newly elected to office in 2018. The Senate now has 25 women senators, four newly elected in November. Of these 39 freshmen women representatives and senators, a whopping 26 are moms!

This is so much more than just girl power—it’s about parent power, too. With so many parents elected to Congress, the U.S. House now has its own on-site daycare. Here’s a look at all 26 of the newly-elected moms sworn in to Congress this week.

Rep. Cindy Axne (Iowa, 3rd District)

Mom of two teenage sons with husband, John and one of the first two women elected to the House from Iowa

 

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Sen. Marsha Blackburn (Tennessee)

Mom of two and grandmother with husband, Chuck, and Tennesee’s first female senator

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Rep. Angie Craig (Minnesota, 2nd District)

Mom of four children with wife, Cheryl Greene

 

Rep. Madeleine Dean (Pennsylvania, 4th District)

Mom of three and grandmother of one, with husband, PJ Cunanne

 

Rep. Veronica Escobar (Texas, 16t District)

Mom of two with husband, Michael Pleters and one of Texas’ first two Latina Congresswomen

 

Rep. Lizzie Fletcher (Texas, 7th District)

Stepmom of two adult children with husband, Scott

 

Rep. Debra Haaland (New Mexico, 1st District)

Single mom of one daughter and one of the first two Native American women in Congress

 

Rep. Jahana Hayes (Connecticut, 5th District)

Mom of four with her husband, Milford and Connecticut’s first black Congresswoman

 

Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (Pennsylvania, 6th District)

Mom of two adult daughters with husband, Bart

 

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (Arizona, 2nd District)

Mom of four and grandmother of two with husband, Roger Curley

 

Rep. Susie Lee (Nevada, 3rd District)

Mom of two with husband, Dan

 

Rep. Elaine Luria (Virginia, 2nd District)

Mom of three with husband, Robert Blondin

 

Rep. Lucy McBath (Georgia, 6th District)

Mom of two sons (deceased) with husband, Curtis

 

Rep. Carol Miller (West Virginia, 3rd District)

Mom of two sons and grandmother of five with husband, Matt

 

Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (Florida, 26th District)

Mom of two with husband, Robert Powell

 

Rep. Ilhan Omar (Minnesota, 5th District)

Mom of three with husband, Ahmed Hirsi, and one of the first two Muslim women in Congress

 

Rep. Katie Porter (California, 45th District)

Divorced mom of three

 

Rep. Ayanna Pressley (Massachusetts, 7th District)

Stepmom of one daughter with husband, Conan Harris and Massachusetts’ first black Congresswoman

 

Sen. Jacky Rosen (Nevada)

Mom of one daughter with husband, Larry

 

Rep. Kim Schrier (Washington, 8th District)

Mom of one with husband, David

 

Rep. Elissa Slotkin (Michigan, 8th District)

Stepmom of two with husband, David Moore

 

Rep. Abigail Spanberger (Virginia, 7th District)

Mom of three daughters with husband, Adam

 

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (Michigan, 13th District)

Single mom of two sons and one of the first two Muslim women in Congress

 

Rep. Lori Trahan (Massachusetts, 3rd District)

Mom of two daughters and stepmom of three sons with husband, Dave

 

Rep. Jennifer Wexton (Virginia, 10th District)

Mom of two sons with husband, Andrew

 

Rep. Susan Wild (Pennsylvania, 7th District)

Divorced mom of two adult children

It’s amazing to see so many women, let alone moms, representing us on Capitol Hill in this historic Congressional class!

—Keiko Zoll

Featured photo: Nancy Pelosi via Instagram

 

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