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Congressional staffers are more racially diverse than ever before.
Twenty-two percent of aides in the House of Representatives are non-white, as are 17% of aides in the Senate.
Staffers working for Democratic lawmakers make up the majority of non-whites — around one out of three staffers work in the House and one in four work in the Senate.

Congressional staffers are more racially diverse than ever before, according to a LegiStorm analysis.

Twenty-two percent of aides in the House of Representatives are non-white; in the Senate 17% of aides were people of color.

Staffers working for Democratic lawmakers make up the majority of people of color working for Congress — around one in three staffers in the House and one in four in the Senate identify as non-white.

For the Republicans, 6% of House staffers are non-white, compared to 7% of Senate staffers.

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INSIDER contacted LegiStorm for more information about this report.

The number of Democrats, who traditionally hire more people of color, outnumber their Republican colleagues in the House of Representatives. There are currently 235 Democrats in …read more


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