Most Hispanics Elected Ever, Over 10% Of US House

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At a glance

  • Currently, there are only 38 Hispanic Americans in Congress, 28 of them Democrats and 10 Republicans, according to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund. But after the new year, that number will increase to 45 Hispanic members of the largest branch of the federal government with 34 Democrats and 11 Republicans, a record number of Hispanics in Congress, according to NALEO.
  • The new numbers mark the first time Hispanic legislators will make up over 10% of the 435-member House of Representatives.

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