Up Next

The Walk to Freedom

80 percent white, 80 percent male Congress is the most diverse ever

It’s a new year, and we’ve got a new Congress to go with it. And the good news is that the 114th Congress will include more women and minorities than ever before.

According to the AP, there will be 104 women in the House and Senate, and 96 minority members. They’re record numbers and a sign of growing diversity, but here’s a reality check: 80 percent of members will be white, and 80 percent will be male.

80 percent white, 80 percent male Congress is the most diverse ever

It’s a new year, and we’ve got a new Congress to go with it. And the good news is that the 114th Congress will include more women and minorities than ever before.

According to the AP, there will be 104 women in the House and Senate, and 96 minority members. They’re record numbers and a sign of growing diversity, but here’s a reality check: 80 percent of members will be white, and 80 percent will be male.

WHERE TO WATCH