Amoung the new 98 members of the 113th Congress taking oath on Thursday Jan. 3, 2013 are more women than ever. The growth in finding an intellectual balance in the sexes seems to be one of many firsts taking place.
Encouragement for diversity is felt nationwide and in the community of Capital Hill as well. Who are those members that have been elected, and how do they reflect the lives of many Americans are just a few questions the public can anticipate understanding from the nnews media.
Several issues being settled from the national ballot of November, such as gay marriage, which won in Maryland state have an equally elected memebr of Congress to reflect millions of persons who are effected.
The first ever is an openly gay Senator, Tammy Baldwinm of Wisconsin. Along with the first ever openly bi-sexual member to the House of Representatives, Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona. Both of these new members are Democrats who make up for 200 seats in the House this session.
The changing in the influxuation of more women is meeting the demand of cultures and common problems that males have dealt with for hundreads of years. Recoginizing equal members of society is what are fore fathers, like Thomas Jefferson, declared to be our right in his writing of the Declaration of Independence.
Yet this is the first time that women had any advantage of existing in any means close to at least a fourth of the members in the Congress. Now older, white men with the dull and easy occurance of knowing how to represent our public are being taken over by a new form of youthfulness: women! Privitized law making by an elite upper class is out with the old.
Sources cited for this article:
“113th Congress” “House Gavels In First Session of the 113th Congress” C-Span.org. 2013 National Cable Satellite Corporation. 5 Jan. 2013