Democratic Senate staffers are mostly white and women, new report says


Democratic Senate staffers are mostly white and women, new report says

People working for Democratic senators are overwhelmingly white and mostly women, according to a first-of-its-kind report on diversity in some congressional offices.The current Congress is the most diverse in history, with more minority lawmakers than ever before and a record 21 women in the U.S. Senate. But a cadre of current and former congressional staffers, lobbyists and party donors have been pressuring congressional leaders — especially Democrats — to intensify the search for minorities to fill jobs on Capitol Hill and in district offices nationwide.
Responding to the pressure, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) released a report Friday …

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