The election of 2018, in addition to putting the Democrats in power in the House of Representatives, has put a large group of new lawmakers in power in Washington. Among that delegation is more than 100 women, including the first two Muslim women in Congress, while Nancy Pelosi, who was the first woman to serve as Speaker of the House, is expected to return to that office.
Among the women taking seats in Congress in 2019 are several – more than ever before, in fact- who are the mothers of young children.
According to a story in Politico Monday, the new makeup of the incoming Congress has led the institution to adapt on the fly. This will include the installation of nursing stations around the Capitol, baby-changing tables in Congressional bathrooms, changes in the Congressional schedule, and consideration of changing rules that currently forbid members of Congress from using official funds for child care.