The Upcoming Congress Is The Most Racially Diverse In US History
But compared with the U.S. population, Congress is still disproportionately white and male.By Lindsey Pulse | November 17, 2016
The upcoming Congress will be the most racially diverse in U.S. history.
The 115th Congress takes office in January, and its chambers will have a record number of Latino, African-American and Asian-American members.
Here's a look at the numbers: 34 Latinos will serve in the House and four in the Senate. One of those representatives — U.S. Sen.-elect Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada — will be the first-ever Latina senator.