Most diverse Congress sworn in

McKella Sylvester

The United States 114th Congress is the most diverse Congress the nation has seen since its 1789 inception.  A total of 534 people will take seats in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

A total of 194 minorities (including women) will serve with 340 white males in both houses. Although women comprise nearly 51% of the population in the United States, 104 women would have voting power in Congress.

A total of 20 women will serve in the Senate and 84 in the House of Representatives. One House freshman, Mia Love (R-Utah) would become the first female black Republican in history to serve in Congress.

In addition, 46 members are black and 33 members are Hispanic. Only two members of Congress identify themselves as Native American and 12 Asian Americans will serve.