Catherine Cortez Masto Has Officially Been Sworn In as the Nation's First-Ever Latina Senator

While Hillary Clinton lost the presidential race to Donald Trump on the evening of Nov. 8, another woman made headlines for becoming the first Latina to be elected to the Senate. In a historic race, Catherine Cortez Masto defeated Congressman Joe Heck to become Nevada's newest senator.

Senator Cortez Masto, who was sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden on Jan. 3, filled now-retired Harry Reid's seat. The Mexican-American Democrat had previously been serving as Nevada's Attorney General since 2007. As Attorney General, she cracked down on drug trafficking in the state, as well as the manufacturing of methamphetamines. She also created the Mortgage Fraud Strike Force, which investigates fraudulent foreclosures and housing scams.

In a series of tweets after the election, Cortez Masto thanked voters for electing her and assured them that she would fight hard against President-elect Trump, ultimately adding that the good fight is yet to come.

Mañana la lucha sigue.

— CatherineCortezMasto (@CatherineForNV) November 9, 2016

Keep scrolling to see pictures of Senator Masto at the official swear-in ceremony.

Additional reporting by Macy Daniela Martin