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115 th Congress : Demographic Profile WOMEN The number of women will stay the same in the new Congress, at a total of 104 members, or 19 percent. That’s far less than the overall American population, which is 50 percent female. Female representation in the House will drop slightly. The number of women will go from 84 to 83 as a result of 11 female lawmakers’ retirements. Some of those women are being replaced by men. A record number of 21 women will serve in the Senate, however. And the number of women of color is set to quadruple. Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) was only the second minority woman to ever serve in the Senate. Democrats Tammy Duckworth (Ill.), Kamala Harris (Calif.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (Nev.) will join her. Harris, whose father is from Jamaica and mother is from India, will be both the second black woman to serve in the Senate and the first woman of South Asian descent.
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HISPANICS Hispanics will hit a new record in the next Congress, with 38 members across both chambers. Thirty-four Hispanics will serve in the House, while the Senate will have four Hispanic members.
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