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Rep. Cindy Axne and Rep. Abby Finkenauer (WHO-HD)

WASHINGTON D.C. — There will be two new faces working for Iowa in the U.S. House of Representatives starting Thursday.

Two Iowa women are making history. Cindy Axne of the 3rd Congressional District and Abby Finkenauer of the 1st Congressional District will become the first Iowa women to be sworn into the U.S. House.

Axne, who represents Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District, and Finkenauer, who represents Iowa’s 1st Congressional District, are part of a record number of women who will serve in the 116th Congress. One-hundred and 16 women were elected during the midterms and adding that to those already serving terms comes to a record of 126 women in Congress.

Channel 13 Political Director Dave Price is in Washington covering the swearing in ceremonies and will have a chance to talk with Axne and Finkenauer about their plans for the future and what they want this new Congress to achieve.

The swearing in ceremony takes place at 11:00 a.m. Central time.

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