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... Membership of the 115th Congress: A Profile Foreign Birth Eighteen Representatives and 5 Senators... (4.2% of the 115h Congress) were born outside the United States. Their places of birth include Canada...h Congress, there were 102 Members (18.8% of the total membership) who had served or were serving... in the military, 1 more than at the beginning of the 114* Congress (101 Members), but 6 fewer than... at the beginning of the 113h Congress (108 Members). According to lists compiled by CQ, the House currently has 82

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... Membership of the 115th Congress: A Profile Overview and Total Members in History Congress... is temporarily vacant.2 Since 1789, 12,239 individuals have served in Congress.3 10,940 in the House and 1... Rico or the Philippines in the House. The following is a profile of the 115' Congress (2017...-2018).5 Party Breakdown In the 115t Congress, the current party alignments as of February 17, 2017... 15h Congress is among the highest of any Congress in recent U.S. history.6 Table 1 shows the average

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... Membership of the 115th Congress: A Profile Table I.Average Age of Members, I 12th- I I5th... Congresses Average (mean) age at the beginning of the Congress Newly Elected Newly... Elected Congress Representatives Representatives Senators Senators I I 5th... 52.1 years Source: CRS calculations based on CQ, "I I5th Congress: Birthdays," http... they take office.7 The youngest Representative at the beginning of the 115* Congress was 32-year-old Elise

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... Membership of the 115th Congress: A Profile been elected to the Senate in November 2016.... These numbers are lower than at the beginning of the 114h Congress, when 13.8% of the House and 13...% of the Senate were newly elected "freshmen." At the beginning of the 115h Congress, 116 House Members, including... historical information on the tenure of Members of Congress, see CRS Report R41545, Congressional Careers.... Religion Ninety-eight percent of the Members of the 115* Congress are reported to be affiliated with a

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... Membership of the 115th Congress: A Profile * 22 Representatives and 2 Senators have doctoral (Ph... degrees.15 By comparison, approximately 35 years ago in the 97" Congress (1981-1982), 84% of House Members... and 88% of Senators held bachelor's degrees. Approximately 45 years ago, in the 92nd Congress (1971... Congress (1957-1958), 68% of House Members and 77% of Senators held bachelor's degrees. 16 Four... Representatives7 and one Senator in the 115h Congress are graduates of the U.S. Military Academy, two Senators

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... Membership of the 115th Congress: A Profile the House, 65 are Democrats, including 3... 52 African American Members (9.6% of the total membership) in the 1151 Congress, 4 more than... at the beginning of the 114* Congress.22 Forty-nine serve in the House, including 2 Delegates, and 3 serve... in the 115t Congress, 8.3% of the total membership and a record number. 23 Forty serve in the House and 5... of the 115t Congress (3.3% of the total membership) are of Asian, South Asian, or Pacific Islander ancestry

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... Membership of the 115th Congress: A Profile Summary This report presents a profile... of the membership of the 115t Congress (2017-2018) as of January 4, 2017. Statistical information is included.... The average age of Members of the House at the beginning of the 115t Congress was 57.8 years; of Senators, 61....8 years, among the oldest in U.S. history. The overwhelming majority of Members of Congress have a college... at the beginning of the 115t Congress was 9.4 years (4.7 House terms); for Senators, 10.1 years (1.7 Senate terms

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... Membership of the 115th Congress: A Profile Contents Overview and Total M.... Most Frequently Listed Occupational Categories by Members, 115t Congress........... 2 Table 3. Average... Length of Service for Members of Congress, 11 5h-111t Congresses.............. 5 Contacts A uthor

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... Membership of the 115th Congress: A Profile Notes: Most Members list more than one profession when... immediately prior to entering Congress. A closer look at the range of prior occupations and previously held... public offices of Members of the House and Senate at the beginning of the 115h Congress, as listed... and are not necessarily the ones practiced by Members immediately prior to entering Congress. Most Members list more than... in the House, counted here, resigned from Congress in February 2017. " In addition, one Senator previously

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... Membership of the 115th Congress: A Profile * 21 public relations or communications professionals...* Congress hold bachelor's degrees. Sixty percent of House Members and 76% of Senators hold educational... degrees beyond a bachelor's. 14 The CQ Member Profiles at the beginning of the 115t Congress indicate....8% of the House) and 55 Senators (55% of the Senate) hold law degrees; 14 CQ, "115' Congress: Education," http

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