With the 1992 election the number of women representatives almost doubled, rising to forty-eight.
Lucille Roybal-Allard of California became the first Mexican American and Nydia Velazquez of New York the first Puerto Rican congresswoman.
The 1992 election also tripled the number of women in the Senate, from two to six.
California became the first state to have two women senators: Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer.
Illinois elected the first African American woman senator: Carol Moseley-Braun. And Washington voted in its first woman senator: Patty Murray.
Later in 1993, Kay Hutchinson won a special election in Texas, bringing the total number of women in the Senate to seven.