Mayra Flores

In this Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, photo Republican congressional candidate Mayra Flores attends a Cameron County Conservatives event in Harlingen, Texas. Flores argues that Democrats are forcing Texans choose between their energy sector jobs and curbing climate change. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Mayra Flores becomes First Mexican born female in Congress

GOP representatives welcomed newly elected Texas Republican Mayra Flores with open arms. In a ceremony held on Tuesday, Flores was sworn in with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) making the historical announcement. Flores made history by becoming the first Mexican-born woman to hold a seat in Congress.