Joint Center Senior Researcher Dr. LaShonda Brenson was quoted in a Vox article on racial diversity in the 118th Congress. The Joint Center’s study on congressional staff diversity was also cited in the article.
According to Dr. Brenson, “[w]hile the 118th Congress is the most racially diverse, its staff makeup is breaking records for a lack of diversity. People of color staffers now make up about 25 percent of the House’s workforce, according to LegiStorm data. That’s lower than it’s been since the 115th Congress (2017-2019).”
Read the Vox article here.