The 116th Congress is the most diverse in history, with a record presence of members of African American, Hispanic/Latino and Asian origin. The 116th Congress is the fifth Congress in a row that is more diverse than its immediate predecessor. However, the percentage of non-white members voting (around 22 %) is below the 39 % share of the US population. The House is significantly more diverse than the Senate.
Ethnic origin of Members of Congress
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