How about more (female and male) truck drivers, cops, bartenders, factory workers, farmers, hair stylists, fishermen, and teachers in Congress?
114th Congress/2015-2016 (10-31-15):
House of Representatives: 247 Republicans, 193 Democrats, 88 women, 46 African Americans, 34 Hispanics, 14 Asian American-Pacific Islanders, 2 Native Americans.
Senate: 54 Republicans, 44 Democrats, 2 Independents, 20 women, 4 Hispanics, 2 African Americans.
Most who serve in Congress identify as Christians.
Average age in the House is 57 and the Senate is 61. - Congressional Research Service
There are 160 lawyers in the 435-seat House of Representatives and 53 in 100-seat Senate. - National Law Journal
The 114th Congress is the most diverse in American history. - Pew Research Center
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