Meet The Most Diverse Congress In History

Reason and Politics

130103-congress-women-4x3.photoblog600Yesterday the 113th Congress was sworn in. This new group is officially the most diverse Congress in US history. I would bet its the most diverse law-making group in world history. If someone can find that stat let me know.

By the way, if you haven’t seen the amazing video of Joe Biden working the room you really must.

CNN reports:

98 women, 43 African-Americans, 31 Latinos, 12 Asian-American and Pacific Islanders, and seven gay and bisexual members are now new members of the House and Senate. Plus, there is the first Buddhist member in the Senate and Hindu member in the House of Representatives.

“It means that we reflect America more,” said newly elected Rep. Tammy Duckwork, an Illinois Democrat. “And it is good to see Congress starting to look more like the rest of America.”

Duckworth, a double-amputee veteran of the Iraq War, is one of the

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