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Report Card of Diversity of Top Staff Hires by New and Returning Members in the 118th Congress (2023-2024)

The Joint Center’s research found that people of color account for 40 percent of the U.S. population, but only 18 percent of U.S. House top staff and 11 percent of U.S. Senate office top staff.

The maps below explore the racial diversity data on top staff hired by new and returning members of the U.S. House and U.S. Senate for the 118th Congress.

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The data for new and returning senators and new House members were updated on Jan. 24, 2023. The data for returning House members were updated on Jan. 24, 2023.

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