Seven 2019 Stories You May Have Overlooked.

Seven 2019 Stories You May Have Overlooked.

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The most diverse class of lawmakers in history was sworn into the 116th U.S. Congress. More specifically, more than one-in-five (or 22%) of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate are racial or ethnic minorities. This has been a steady incline from the previous four Congress members that broke and set new records of being more racially and ethnically diverse. This is an 84% increase from 2001-03 which only had 63 minorities. Although previous Congresses have set new highs for diversity, it is still disproportionately white, but it estimated that future Congresses will continue to make strides. 

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