A Latina in Charge, Again
With a record number of Hispanic members of Congress, Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) will have a big job as chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, according to
She follows in the footsteps of Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA), who will serve as vice-chairwoman of the House Democratic Caucus, as reported in the
House GOP Woman: A Dwindling Number
The elections will leave the U.S. House of Representatives with fewer Republican women in 2017 than in 2016, and that number could fall still further if President-elect Trump chooses any women from the House for posts in his administration. That's the story from
, which also says that a number of the congresswomen are contemplating runs for higher office that could diminish their numbers still further unless the GOP recruits more women candidates.
Looking ahead to 2020?
Even before the candidate elected in 2016 has been sworn in, the 2020 buzz has begun. One frequently mentioned name: California attorney general and Senator-elect Kamala Harris (D-CA), as reported in