WORKING ON THE HILL: 117th Freshmen Hiring Shows Historic Levels of Staff Diversity

Legistorm’s Keturah Hetrick reports that hiring by newly-elected members of the 117th Congress is producing more diversity at the staff level than ever before seen on Capitol Hill:

“The 117th Congress is the most racially diverse in House history – and the freshman class’s hiring represents that.

“Freshman representatives of both parties have hired a higher proportion of non-white staffers than have their longer-serving peers, according to LegiStorm data.

“Staffers to Democratic freshman members are 47 percent non-white, compared to 35 percent of all Democratic House staffers. Among GOP freshman members, 11 percent of staffers are non-white, versus eight percent among all Republican representatives.”

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Author: Mark Tapscott

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