Friday, January 04, 2013

Diversity in the 113th Congress

The House has 81 women, 61 of them Democrats. The Senate includes 20 women — still just a fifth of the chamber. 

There will be now be 42 African Americans in the House and one in the Senate — Scott, the first black Republican in the Senate since 1979.

Two of the Senate’s three Hispanics will be Republicans (Cruz and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida). Sen. Robert Menendez (N.J.) is a Democrat. Of the 29 Latinos in the House, 24 are Democrats. (Wash Post, 1/4/2012)

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