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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