Women to Watch in the 114th Congress

The female representatives who could make the headlines.

— -- The new Republican Senate majority is not the only change the 114th Congress will see when it convenes Tuesday. There has also been a shift in the gender breakdown.

A record 107 women will serve in the newest Congress, with several notable firsts.

The Senate will have six Republican female senators more than ever before. That count includes Iowa and Virginia, two states that have never sent female senators to Washington.

Below are some female members of Congress -- both incumbents and freshman -- worth watching in 2015.

Stefanik became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress when she defeated Aaron Woolf to represent New York’s 21st District. She also became the first Republican to ever represent that district. She has been appointed to the House Armed Services Committee and the Education and Workforce Committee. Her fellow freshman congressional colleagues also elected her to serve on the House Republican Policy Committee.

Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.

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