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New Congress, New Outlook: 10 Things In-House Counsel Need To Know About House Congressional Committees

On January 3, 2019, the 116th Congress will be sworn in. The House of Representatives will look different from any previous Congress in many ways, including having more than 100 female members for the first time in our country’s history[1] and more Latino members than ever before (at least 42).[2] The 2018 election will result in a number of other milestones as well: giving us the youngest woman Representative ever,[3] the first Native American woman (in fact, two[4]), and the first Muslim woman (in fact, two[5]).  And, of course, the Democratic Party will control the chamber for the first time since 2010. 

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