The 117th Congress’ total legislative output stands at 36 laws – only 30 of which count, by our criteria, as substantive legislation.
Republican lawmakers have produced three-quarters of recent congressional social media posts that mention places and people in Asia.
From 2016 through 2019, lawmaker mentions of Asian Americans on social media – either of the population at large or of smaller subgroups – followed a relatively predictable pattern.
Apart from its political makeup, the new Congress differs from prior ones in other ways, including its demographics.
When legislatures get the data to draw new congressional maps, Republicans will drive that process in 20 states, versus 11 for Democrats.
At least 76 of the voting members of the 117th Congress are foreign born or have at least one parent born in another country.
Even as younger generations gain representation in Congress, older generations still make up the majority of senators and representatives.
Only six states now have U.S. senators of different parties – the smallest number of split delegations in more than a century.
Unified government at the beginning of a president’s first term has been the norm, especially for Democratic presidents.
124 lawmakers today identify as Black, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander or Native American, a 97% increase over the 107th Congress of 2001-02.