13 - New senators. 61 - New House members. 104 - Women in the new Congress: 84 in the House, 20 in the Senate. 38 - Years in office of the longest currently serving senator, Patrick Leahy, D- Vermont. 53+ - Years in office of the longest currently serving congressman, John Dingell, D- Michigan. 6 - Net gain in number of seats women hold in 114th Congress over 113th. 3 - States with two women senators: California, New Hampshire, and Washington. 95 - Percent of the U.S. Senate that is white. 19 - Percent of the U.S. House of Representatives that belong to minority groups.
91 - Age of the oldest-ever member of the House, Ralph Hall, R-Texas. He broke the previous record on Christmas Day. 8.5 - Percent of the U.S. House under 40. 27 - Percent of the Senate that is Catholic. 5 - Members of the 114th Congress who had previous careers in professional sports. 7 - Members who are openly gay or bisexual. 12 - New members who have served in the U.S. military. 2 - Physicists in Congress: Rep. Bill Foster, a Democratic congressman-elect from Illinois, and Rep. Rush Holt, Jr., a New Jersey Democrat. 6 - Number of reindeer owned by Kerry Bentivolio, a congressman-elect from Michigan. He has worked as a Santa impersonator since the 1980s before running for Congress.
PART 4: STATE-by-STATE Breakdown in U.S. Congress
Members of the U.S. Senate & House of Representatives by state: -Return to my webpage and click on the 2 nd link – “U.S. Senators & Representatives by State”