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Who Are The People in Your 113th Congress?
More facts & figures about the membership of the new Congress convening on Capitol Hill today.


 78 - Women in the new House of Representatives. 

 38 - Years in office of the longest currently serving senator, Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont.

 53+ - Years in office of the longest currently serving congressman, John Dingell, D-Michigan.

 5 - Net gain in number of seats women hold in 113th Congress over 112th.

 3 - States with two women senators: California, New Hampshire, and Washington.

 95 - Percent of the U.S. Senate that is white.

 19 - Percent of the U.S. House of Representatives that belong to minority groups.

 89 - Age of the oldest-ever member of the House, Ralph Hall, R-Texas. He broke the previous record on Christmas Day, his birthday.

 8.5 - Percent of the U.S. House under 40.

 27 - Percent of the Senate that is Catholic.
5 - Members of the 113th Congress who had previous careers in professional sports.

 7 - Members who are openly gay or bisexual.

 12 - New members who have served in the U.S. military.

 2 - Physicists in Congress: Rep. Bill Foster, a Democratic congressman-elect from Illinois, and Rep. Rush Holt, Jr., a New Jersey Democrat.
Source: CNN Library
Photo: Getty Images

Who Are The People in Your 113th Congress?

More facts & figures about the membership of the new Congress convening on Capitol Hill today.

78 - Women in the new House of Representatives.

38 - Years in office of the longest currently serving senator, Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont.

53+ - Years in office of the longest currently serving congressman, John Dingell, D-Michigan.

5 - Net gain in number of seats women hold in 113th Congress over 112th.

3 - States with two women senators: California, New Hampshire, and Washington.

95 - Percent of the U.S. Senate that is white.

19 - Percent of the U.S. House of Representatives that belong to minority groups.

89 - Age of the oldest-ever member of the House, Ralph Hall, R-Texas. He broke the previous record on Christmas Day, his birthday.

8.5 - Percent of the U.S. House under 40.

27 - Percent of the Senate that is Catholic.

5 - Members of the 113th Congress who had previous careers in professional sports.

7 - Members who are openly gay or bisexual.

12 - New members who have served in the U.S. military.

2 - Physicists in Congress: Rep. Bill Foster, a Democratic congressman-elect from Illinois, and Rep. Rush Holt, Jr., a New Jersey Democrat.

Source: CNN Library

Photo: Getty Images

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