The New Congress Members of 2019

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The New Congress Members of 2019

The members of the 116th Congress on the East Front Plaza of the Capitol.

The members of the 116th Congress on the East Front Plaza of the Capitol.

Mandel Ngan

The members of the 116th Congress on the East Front Plaza of the Capitol.

Mandel Ngan

Mandel Ngan

The members of the 116th Congress on the East Front Plaza of the Capitol.

Jay Baez, Reporter

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  2019 is welcoming the most diverse Congress in U.S. history, the 116th United States Congress is now booming with record breaking amounts of women and an extremely increased amount of representation for marginalized groups. Congress’ representation of Blacks, Hispanics/Latin Americans, Asians/Pacific Islanders, and Native Americans now make up 22 percent of congress, as well as 10 openly gay members.  The House of Representatives has 102 women, and the Senate 25.

  Even though 90% of the House of Representatives is white men, about 52% of the Democratic freshmen are women, which is even more than the amount of Republicans as well, which amounts to about 4.5%. The 116th Congress is continuing to defy the normalities enlisted by past members of congress. 103 women will serve in the House, and 131 will serve in the 116th Congress.

The newest members of the 116th Congress include:

Colin Allred (Texas Democrat, District 32)
Kelly Armstrong (North Dakota Republican, District 1)
Cindy Axne (Iowa Democrat, District 3)

Jim Baird (Indiana Republican, District 4)
Mike Braun (Indiana Republican, Senate)
Anthony Brindisi (New York Democrat, District 22)
Tim Burchett (Tennessee Republican, District 2)

Ed Case (Hawaii Democrat, District 1)
Sean Casten (Illinois Democrat, District 6)
Gil Cisneros (California Democrat, District 39)
Ben Cline (Virginia Republican, District 6)
TJ Cox (California Democrat, District 21)
Angie Craig (Minnesota Democrat, District 2)
Dan Crenshaw (Texas Republican, District 2)
Jason Crow (Colorado Democrat, District 6)
Joe Cunningham (South Carolina Democrat, District 1)

Sharice Davids (Kansas Democrat, District 3)
Madeleine Dean (Pennsylvania Democrat, District 4)
Antonio Delgado (New York Democrat, District 19)

Veronica Escobar (Texas Democrat, District 16)

Abby Finkenauer (Iowa Democrat, District 1)
Lizzie Fletcher (Texas Democrat, District 7)
Russ Fulcher (Idaho Republican, District 1)

Abby Finkenauer (Iowa Democrat, District 1)
Lizzie Fletcher (Texas Democrat, District 7)
Russ Fulcher (Idaho Republican, District 1)

Debra Haaland (New Mexico Democrat, District 1)
Jim Hagedorn (Minnesota Republican, District 1)
Josh Harder (California Democrat, District 10)
Mark Harris (North Carolina Republican, District 9)
Josh Hawley (Missouri Republican, Senate)
Jahana Hayes (Connecticut Democrat, District 5)
Kevin Hern (Oklahoma Republican, District 1)
Katie Hill (California Democrat, District 25)
Kendra Horn (Oklahoma Democrat, District 5)
Steven Horsford (Nevada Democrat, District 4)
Chrissy Houlahan (Pennsylvania Democrat, District 6)

Dusty Johnson (South Dakota Republican, District 1)
John Joyce (Pennsylvania Republican, District 13)

Andy Kim (New Jersey Democrat, District 3)
Ann Kirkpatrick (Arizona Democrat, District 2)

Susie Lee (Nevada Democrat, District 3)
Mike Levin (California Democrat, District 49)
Andy Levin (Michigan Democrat, District 9)
Elaine Luria (Virginia Democrat, District 2)

Tom Malinowski (New Jersey Democrat, District 7)
Ben McAdams (Utah Democrat, District 4)
Lucy McBath (Georgia Democrat, District 6)
Dan Meuser (Pennsylvania Republican, District 9)
Carol Miller (West Virginia Republican, District 3)
Joseph D Morelle (New York Democrat, District 25)
Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (Florida Democrat, District 26)

Joseph Neguse (Colorado Democrat, District 2)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (New York Democrat, District 14)
Ilhan Omar (Minnesota Democrat, District 5)

Chris Pappas (New Hampshire Democrat, District 1)
Greg Pence (Indiana Republican, District 6)
Dean Phillips (Minnesota Democrat, District 3)
Katie Porter (California Democrat, District 45)
Ayanna Pressley (Massachusetts Democrat, District 7)

Guy Reschenthaler (Pennsylvania Republican, District 14)
Denver Riggleman (Virginia Republican, District 5)
Mitt Romney (Utah Republican, Senate)
Max Rose (New York Democrat, District 11)
John Rose (Tennessee Republican, District 6)
Harley Rouda (California Democrat, District 48)
Chip Roy (Texas Republican, District 21)

Mary Gay Scanlon (Pennsylvania Democrat, District 5)
Kim Schrier (Washington Democrat, District 8)
Rick Scott (Florida Republican, Senate)
Donna Shalala (Florida Democrat, District 27)
Mikie Sherrill (New Jersey Democrat, District 11)
Elissa Slotkin (Michigan Democrat, District 8)
Xochitl Torres Small (New Mexico Democrat, District 2)
Abigail Spanberger (Virginia Democrat, District 7)
Ross Spano (Florida Republican, District 15)
Greg Stanton (Arizona Democrat, District 9)
Pete Stauber (Minnesota Republican, District 8)
Bryan Steil (Wisconsin Republican, District 1)
Greg Steube (Florida Republican, District 17)
Haley Stevens (Michigan Democrat, District 11)

Van Taylor (Texas Republican, District 3)
William Timmons (South Carolina Republican, District 4)
Rashida Tlaib (Michigan Democrat, District 13)
Lori Trahan (Massachusetts Democrat, District 3)
David Trone (Maryland Democrat, District 6)

Lauren A Underwood (Illinois Democrat, District 14)

Jeff Van Drew (New Jersey Democrat, District 2)

Michael Waltz (Florida Republican, District 6)
Steve Watkins (Kansas Republican, District 2)
Jennifer Wexton (Virginia Democrat, District 10)
Susan Wild (Pennsylvania Democrat, District 7)
Ron Wright (Texas Republican, District 6)