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Ohio Democrat Marcy Kaptur Makes History As Longest-Serving Woman In The House

The 18-term lawmaker takes the title from the late Massachusetts GOP Rep. Edith Nourse Rogers.

Marcy Kaptur didn't plan for this.

First elected in 1982, the Ohio Democrat didn't set out to become the longest-serving woman in House history.

"The reasons that I ran, to change certain practices and policies, [I thought] could be done much more quickly," she said in an interview with NPR. On Sunday, Kaptur becomes the longest-serving woman ever to serve

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