Incoming members of Congress walk down the steps of the House of Representatives after posing for a group photograph Nov. 15, 2016.
Minorities, however, account for 20 of 59 new members (34%) of the House and Senate.
When the 107th Congress took office in 2001, minorities accounted for 12% of all members, compared with about 31% of the nation’s population.
Note: For analysis of the previous Congress, see: 114th Congress is most diverse ever.
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Topics: Federal Government, Asian Americans, 2016 Election, Demographics, U.S. Political Parties, Race and Ethnicity