In last year's midterm elections, a record-setting 42 new women were elected to Congress. Today, they were sworn into office in a historical ceremony of the most diverse "freshman" class to ever take on Washington D.C. The best part? These women are really, really excited about it. Here are some of the sweetest things they posted on social media in honor of the big day.
Rashida Tlaib, Representative, Michigan 13
Rashida shared two pictures leading up to the swearing-in ceremony, one thanking her kids and one showing her new office on Capitol Hill.
Her sons literally dabbed as she cast her first vote, which is iconic.
2019: one of the first 2 muslim women in congress just cast her first ever vote and then her sons dabbed pic.twitter.com/jyVy9H5aJH- David Mack (@davidmackau) January 3, 2019
Ilhan Omar, Representative, Minnesota 15
Ilhan shared the incredible story of how her father came to Washington D.C. 23 years ago as a refugee.
Debra Haaland, Representative, New Mexico 1
Debra posted pictures of her mother during the open house, and she wore her Pueblo clothing to meet people.
Marsha Blackburn, Senator, Tennessee
Marsha posted the pictures of the ceremony on Twitter.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Representative, New York 14
Alexandria, who's usually really vocal on social media, has been relatively quiet today, but she did wear white in a poignant tribute to the suffragettes.
She also read cards her friends wrote her as a way to get mentally ready for the day, she said on her Instagram Stories.
Kyrsten Sinema, Senator, Arizona
Kyrsten didn't post anything herself, but a reporter pointed out that she is the first openly bisexual senator in U.S. history.
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, sworn in today, is the first out bi senator in US history, and only the second out LGBT member of the Senate, following Sen. Tammy Baldwin. pic.twitter.com/VBg8qE930W- Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) January 3, 2019
Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, Representative, Florida, 26
Debbie posted this cute picture with her kiddos.
Can’t imagine a better crew to join me for swearing in! pic.twitter.com/0n4BdhqErp- Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (@DebbieforFL) January 3, 2019
Katie Porter, Representative, California 45
Family and friends joined Katie for the swearing-in, which was coincidentally on her birthday.
Today, I will be sworn in as your representative.- Katie Porter (@katieporteroc) January 3, 2019
You have a voice in Washington. You have a representative ready to fight for you every day. Let's get to work, CA-45.
PS. If you want to watch live, tune in to this link at 12pm Eastern/9am Pacific ➡️ https://t.co/lTwKevoapo pic.twitter.com/gmTiOtwbZA
We are here! Tomorrow's an exciting day for many reasons –– I'll be officially sworn in as your representative for the 45th District of California, and I'll also be celebrating my birthday! I can think of no better birthday present than being your voice in Washington, #CA45. pic.twitter.com/xhUMHr5yaG- Katie Porter (@katieporteroc) January 2, 2019
Mary Gay Scanlon, Representative, Pennsylvania 45
Mary Gay not only posted pictures with her colleagues, but with her family. These captions might make you tear up, fair warning.
Today would not have been possible without the unconditional love and support of my family. So glad we can all be together as we celebrate history today. 💙 pic.twitter.com/1NwfkjcwyN- Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (@RepMGS) January 3, 2019
Donna Shalala, Representative, Florida 27
Donna didn't post a picture of her swearing-in, but she did subtly roast The New York Times a few days ago, so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
Mikie Sherrill, Representative, New Jersey 11
This picture of Mikie's daughter and family will literally warm your heart. She had a whole crew accompany her to D.C.
Tina Smith, Senator, Minnesota
Tina's husband Archie Smith made a quick cameo in this video she posted about how excited she was to get sworn-in.
Touched down in D.C. with Archie in tow. Excited that he'll be standing next to me when I am sworn in tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/jJ5iIkN9ui- Senator Tina Smith (@SenTinaSmith) January 2, 2019
Abigail Spanberger, Representative, Virginia 7
Abigail posted some cute before and after shots of the day.
As of a few minutes ago, I am now officially a member of the U.S. House- and I couldn’t be more excited to get to work. If you’d like to stay updated on my official duties and my travels around the 7th District, please follow our new official account: @RepSpanberger pic.twitter.com/OFs7jyx7lD- Abigail Spanberger (@SpanbergerVA07) January 3, 2019
Haley Stevens, Representative, Michigan 11
Haley said the feeling on the floor of the House was "sensational" this morning.
I’ve been on the house floor since noon and the feeling is sensational. Thank you for those who believed in this dream, even when it seemed impossible. People said that about our country once, and yet our democracy bore the greatest government the world has ever known. pic.twitter.com/6M0QrLw05q- Haley Stevens (@HaleyLive) January 3, 2019
Xochitl Torres Small, Representative, New Mexico 2
Xochitl's congressionalopen house got so big she had to take it out into the hallway.
We had to take our Open House into the hallway because the line was down the hall and out the door! Amazingly humbled, honored, and energized to represent #NM02 #SwearinginDay pic.twitter.com/DEzLTARave- RepTorresSmall (@RepTorresSmall) January 3, 2019
Lori Trahan, Representative, Massachusetts 3
Lori was thankful her kids could be there for the swearing-in.
Lauren Underwood, Representative, Illinois 14
Lauren got the ride to the ceremony with another representative, Chrissy Houlahan.
Susan Wild, Representative, Pennsylvania 1
Charlie Dent, who used to hold Susan's office, came to wish her luck before the ceremony.
Look who came to see me right before getting sworn into represent #PA07! I look forward to carrying on @RepCharlieDent’s legacy of working across party lines on behalf of Lehigh Valley families. pic.twitter.com/QI6cYgyXAG- Rep. Susan Wild (@RepSusanWild) January 3, 2019
Cindy Axne, Representative, Iowa 3
Cindy posted this important message.
Today, I took the oath of office to serve as the U.S. Representative from Iowa's Third Congressional District. In the #116thCongress, I will work tirelessly to deliver the highest level of constituent services and ensure the voices of all Iowans are heard in Washington.- cindyaxne (@RepCindyAxne) January 3, 2019
Madeleine Dean, Representative, Pennsylvania 4
Madeleine took her oath on her uncle's Bible, which is really sweet.
I am honored to be sworn in on my Uncle Walter Dean’s Bible. He worked as a Priest for 53 years, but he was also an educator. He always believed in me and inspired my passion for learning, teaching, and service. #SwearingInDay pic.twitter.com/2u0MLVeVYW- Madeleine Dean (@mad4pa) January 3, 2019
Veronica Escobar, Representative, Texas 16
Veronica's husband is stoked to get his spouse pin, which is adorable.
It was fun to see my husband so excited about getting his spouse pin. And with all the sacrifices he made to help me get here, he sure does deserve it. Congrats on your “pledge pin,” honey! 😄❤️ #116thCongress pic.twitter.com/k66NPFdiLf- Rep. Veronica Escobar (@RepEscobar) January 3, 2019
El Paso, thank you for this privilege - I’m very grateful for the opportunity to serve our beloved community and country. If you’re ever in D.C. please come visit YOUR #915 office. 🙏🏽🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/1KFq5FHNOt- Veronica Escobar (@vgescobar) January 2, 2019
Katie Hill, Representative, California 25
Literally just prepare to cry.
Sometimes in the middle of an unreal day, you just really need to hug your mom.- Rep-elect Katie Hill (@RepKatieHill) January 3, 2019
We’re about to be sworn in. Let’s do this. pic.twitter.com/8zmyMbgvb9
Kendra Horn, Representative, Oklahoma 5
Kendra posted this picture entering her office for the *very first time*.
We got the keys to the DC office today, here's a pic of me opening the door for the very first time. I'm honored to serve Oklahoma's working families and look forward to the opportunity to working alongside all my colleagues to return common sense to D.C. pic.twitter.com/MibSBDDQKt- Kendra Horn (@HornForCongress) January 3, 2019
Ann Kirkpatrick, Representative, Arizona 2
Ann's family joined her in her office for a pic.
I’m overwhelmed with all the support we are receiving this AM. Our team and voters worked hard and deserve to celebrate today. #AZ02, I will take an oath today to serve you and the best interest of #SouthernArizona proudly! pic.twitter.com/j4M3GcGb5R- Ann Kirkpatrick (@Ann_Kirkpatrick) January 3, 2019
Susie Lee, Representative, Nevada 3
And Susie's family joined her, as well.
With my kids, heading to the floor to be sworn into office! pic.twitter.com/FAttcSDzCB- Rep. Susie Lee (@RepSusieLee) January 3, 2019
Barbara Lee, a veteran representative of California, welcomed her new female colleagues with some adorable selfies.
First day of a new era. 💪🏾😍 pic.twitter.com/GeGv6xvJuv- Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) January 3, 2019
So did Jan Schakowsky, a representative from Illinois.
Bonus! Here's non-freshman member of Congress Nancy Pelosi giving you all the feels.
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