Women make up just over a quarter of all members of the 117th Congress – the highest percentage in U.S. history.
Regardless of how the runoff elections in Georgia go, the Senate will be closely divided next year. And that is part of a long-running trend.
We developed this explainer to help people understand how, and why, the complex U.S. electoral process is even more so this time around.
Just 4% of registered voters support Trump or Biden and a Senate candidate from the opposing party.
U.S. voters express more negative than positive views of the Senate's top leaders, Republican Mitch McConnell and Democrat Chuck Schumer.
U.S. lawmakers have received roughly 2 million more love than anger reactions to posts in the first seven months of 2020.
One-quarter of United States lawmakers mentioned the term on Facebook or Twitter during the 116th Congress.
If unauthorized U.S. immigrants aren't counted, 3 states could each lose a seat they otherwise would have had and 3 others each could gain one.
Posts mentioning ‘Black lives matter’ spiked on lawmakers’ social media accounts after George Floyd killing
236 members (45%) of the 116th Congress have mentioned “Black lives matter” on Facebook or Twitter dating back as far as Jan. 1, 2015.
Democratic lawmakers post more content on Twitter, while the median Republican member now averages more audience engagement than the median Democrat across platforms.