Influential Women: A History of Female Congressional Chairs -- Pictures
Updated: July 13, 2012 | 9:27 p.m.
July 13, 2012 | 9:22 p.m.
Although for some, the names of men may most often come to mind when asked to identify members who have run congressional committees, a significant number of committee heads have been women, especially in recent decades.
Below are the 24 women who have run House and Senate committees and select committees since 1923, not including joint committees, according to the Women in Congress website.