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The Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo., pictured in Sept. 2022. The Republican-controlled House began its new session by strengthening its dress code for women. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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Former Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., surrounded by senators, jokes about having a lectern her size during the room dedication ceremony in Washington, D.C., on June 8. She retired in 2017 after 45 years in Congress. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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See Where Women Have The Most And Least Political Representation In The U.S.

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