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1RUNNING HEAD: Representation in CongressRepresentation in CongressVanessa GranadosJune 6, 2021Political Science: POLI330NProf. Gonzalez
RUNNING HEAD: Representation in CongressJanuary 2021 kicked off the 117thU.S. Congress and it is being called the most racially and ethnically diverse congress to date. Although the 117thCongress is called diverse for ethnic backgrounds it has also seen a rise in women, millennials, gen x, LGBTQ, and religiously diverse. Although there is an increase in every selection, it seems that the most diverse and increasingly growing is racial and ethnic backgrounds in congress. According to the Pew Research Center, “Overall, 124 lawmakers identify as Black, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander or Native American – making up 23% of Congress, including 26% of the House of Representatives and 11% of the Senate. By comparison, when the 79th Congress took office in 1945, non-White lawmakers represented just 1% of the House and Senate” (Schaeffer, 2021). In my opinion, this must mean that the voters in America are voting for those likeminded

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