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Senate Democrats’ Staff Reach Diversity Record This Year

July 14, 2022, 8:55 PM

Senate Democrats’ staff are more diverse than they have been at any time since Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) took the reins of the caucus.

According to new data compiled by the caucus, 41% of senators’ personal staff and 34% of Democrats’ committee aides identified as non-white. Senate Democrats have released annual studies of their staff diversity since 2017.

Latinos made up the greatest portion of Democrats’ non-white office staff, while Asian or Pacific Islander staff made up the largest minority demographic in their committees.

“It’s encouraging to see Senate Democrats continue to show transparency in disclosing the percentage ...