The charts include racial diversity data on top staff hired by new and returning members of the U.S. Senate for the 118th Congress. The top staff in this table were offered and accepted staff positions by the new members for the 118th Congress which starts on January 3, 2023.
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This data was last updated on June 30, 2023.
The Joint Center’s 2020 report found that people of color account for 40 percent of the U.S. population, but only 11 percent of U.S. Senate top staff (chiefs of staff, legislative directors, and communications directors).