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H.Res. 249 (115th): Honoring the life and legacy of the first woman to serve in the United States Congress, Jeannette Pickering Rankin, on the 100th anniversary of her swearing-in to Congress.

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Apr 5, 2017.


Recognizes the life and accomplishments of the first U.S. Congresswoman, Jeannette P. Rankin.

Commemorates 100 years of women serving in Congress.