America's Most Diverse Congress: Meet the Class of 2019. January 2019. A record number of women were sworn into Congress on Jan. 3. A 68 YO bison farmer from West Virginia, a 29 YO progressive upstart from New York and a 58 YO Native American single mother from New Mexico. Ethnically, racially and generationally the 116th Congress is the most diverse in U.S. history.
Congressmen and women gather at the United States Capitol in Washington D.C., Jan. 2. Front row, from left to right: Rep. Antonio Delgado (D–NY), Rep. Deb Haaland (D–NM), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D–MI), Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R–PA); Second row, from left to right: Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (D–NM), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D–NY), Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D–NJ), Rep. Max Rose (D–NY), Third row, from left to right: Sen. Josh Hawley (R–MO), Rep. Carol Miller (R–WV), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D–MA), Rep. Katie Porter (D–CA); Fourth/last row, from left to right: Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D–VA), Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R–TX), Rep. Lauren Underwood (D–IL), Sen. Kevin Cramer (R–ND)