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Vermont Set to Become Final US State With First Woman in Congress

A primary win by Becca Balint likely means that for the first time ever, all 50 states will have elected a woman

Becca Balint
Becca BalintPhotographer: Wilson Ring/AP

In January, Congress is set to welcome a female representative from Vermont. It will be the first time in 233 years that each of the 50 states will have sent a woman to Capitol Hill.

That’s thanks to Vermont, which is poised to be the last state to send a woman to represent it in Washington. Becca Balint, who served in the state senate, won the Democratic primary for the state’s only House seat on Tuesday.