The 2018 midterm elections will be remembered as The Year of the Woman in more ways than one.
Certainly a major factor is that record numbers of women voters in urban and suburban areas gave control of the House of Representatives to the Democrats.
The Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives is confident that her party will win the majority of House seats in November, putting them back in power and without a doubt making her (again) the Speaker of the House.
While over half the U.S. population is female, four out of every five members of the U.S. House of Representatives are men.
Given the number of women running for Congress in 2018, that statistic may significantly change when new members of the House take office in January of 2019.