There are 36 freshman women serving in the 116th Congress, more than ever before. So far, the media has focused on just a handful of them — typically those with progressive political agendas. The Lily is covering the freshman congresswomen you probably haven’t heard about: the women to the right and center.

Rep. Carol Miller (R-W.Va.), the only newly-elected Republican woman in Congress.

Rep. Katie Hill (D-Calif.) is a millennial congresswoman bringing vulnerability to Capitol Hill.

Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-Pa.) ran for Congress to protect her daughter.

Rep. Donna Shalala (D-Fla.), the oldest woman ever elected to Congress, thinks age is entirely irrelevant.

Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D-Ia.) had been laying the groundwork for her Congress run since middle school.

Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) wants to chart a middle course on the southern border.

Your primer on The Lily’s ‘Right & Center’ project

We’ve been covering the freshman congresswomen you don’t hear as much about. Don’t have time to read all the interviews? Check out our favorite excerpts.

The border crisis is in this freshman congresswoman’s backyard. She could be the one to fix it.

Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) wants to chart a middle course on the southern border