The charts include 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.
This data was last updated on November 16, 2022.
The point of index, which ranks members based on diversity of their staff, is calculated by subtracting the percentage of a member’s constituents who are people of color from the percentage of top staff of color in the member’s office. For example, a member with 0% top staff of color and a 75% POC district would be at a -75 point of index (poor performing). A member with a top staff that is 66% POC who represents a 33% POC district would be at a 33 point of index (high performing). The table is set to be sorted by the point of index.
TBD = To be determined because we have no information that the position(s) has been filled.
* = This data has not yet been confirmed by the member’s office or the staffer.
** = Two emails have been sent to the member’s office, but the office has not responded to correct or confirm the data.
AAPI = Asian American/Pacific Islander
MENA = Middle Eastern/North African