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How many members of the 113th House of Representatives are Jewish?

22

How many of those Representatives are women?

Six

Who is the only Jewish Republican currently in the House?

Eric Cantor (R-VA)

Who was the first Jewish woman elected to Congress from Florida?

Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)

What percentage of the 113th Congress's Jews were born in New York State?

32%

Who is the only Jew to have served as majority leader for either party?

Eric Cantor (R-VA) since 2011

How many members of the Tea Party in the House are Jewish?

0

Which Mormon congressman converted from Judaism?

Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)

Who was the first Jew elected to the House?

Lewis Charles Levin (American Party-PA) in 1844

Who was the first Jewish woman elected to the House?

Florence Prag Kahn (R-CA) in 1924

Who was the first openly gay individual to be elected to the House?

Jared Polis (D-CO)

Who was the first sitting, member of Congress to marry someone of the same sex?

Barney Frank (D-MA) in 2012

Which congressman met his wife through JDate while in office?

Brad Sherman ID-CA)

Which congressman wanted to join the Congressional Black Caucus in 2007 but was not invited because he is not African American?

Stephen I. Cohen (D-TN)

Which former representative is a second cousin of Academy Award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow?

Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ

Who was the only Holocaust survivor to ever serve in the Congress?

Tom Lantos (D-CA)

Which congresswoman founded the National Women's Political Caucus with Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem?

Bella A bzug (D-NY)

Research compiled by Miriam Edelman

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