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118th Congress Demographics: The People That Make Up Our Legislative Branch

by Veronica Magan, FiscalNote

A deep dive into the demographics of the members of Congress in 2023 and 2024.

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For government and congressional affairs professionals, understanding the demographic makeup of the policymakers leading the legislative branch is vital for building a solid stakeholder management strategy. But before you can plan your advocacy strategy, you need to know who’s who in the 118th Congress and where their attention lies.

As members took office in 2023, division and partisanship ran deeper than ever. With a fractured Congress and tensions high, building a personal connection through similar experiences or a connection to your organization’s demographic can go a long way with new or returning members of Congress.

Fill out the form to download your copy of this report, where you will find key insights on the increases in diversity along the familiar lines of race, age, and sex — but with the aid of CQ and FiscalNote’s data, we go a layer beyond that to see details of the 118th Congress by looking at their:

  • Alma mater
  • Prior occupation
  • Military service
  • Marital status
  • Birthplace
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