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New year, new Congress, same politics?

We know November feels so 2014, but if you can remember back to the Midterm elections, Republicans gained 12 seats in the House and nine seats in the Senate—making a once divided Congress solidly Republican.

Just to give you guys some context, the last time Republicans controlled Congress, Hannah Montana debuted on the Disney Channel.

So who are these new kids on the Hill?

The 114th Congress is 81 percent men, and 18 percent women. In addition to being dominated by dudes, Congress is also overwhelmingly white. And yet, the 114th Congress is the most diverse Congress in U.S. history.

Fusion’s Alicia Menendez sits down with ABC Political Director, Rick Klein to breakdown the stats and what they mean for you.

New year, new Congress, same politics?

We know November feels so 2014, but if you can remember back to the Midterm elections, Republicans gained 12 seats in the House and nine seats in the Senate—making a once divided Congress solidly Republican.

Just to give you guys some context, the last time Republicans controlled Congress, Hannah Montana debuted on the Disney Channel.

So who are these new kids on the Hill?

The 114th Congress is 81 percent men, and 18 percent women. In addition to being dominated by dudes, Congress is also overwhelmingly white. And yet, the 114th Congress is the most diverse Congress in U.S. history.

Fusion’s Alicia Menendez sits down with ABC Political Director, Rick Klein to breakdown the stats and what they mean for you.

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