Ultimately, the 117th Congress will clear the way for a new formation of lawmakers, when the 2022 midterm elections take place.
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117NS Ultimately, Congress will make way for a new lineup of lawmakers, when the 2022 midterm elections take place.
If history is any guide, its composition will continue to be increasingly diverse.
Nearly a quarter of the current 535 members of Congress are racial or ethnic minorities, making it the most diverse in the history of the political body.
Over the past decade, a record number of minorities have been elected in every subsequent election.
More than 120 lawmakers are identified as black, Hispanic, Native American, or Asian/Pacific Islander, according to an analysis by the Pew Research Center.
That’s nearly twice the number of minority members who were in Congress 20 years ago.
Among the many current members: