DIVERSITY AMONG U.S. SENATE DEMOCRATIC STAFF ON JUNE 30TH, 2020

This survey is a snapshot of the racial, ethnic and gender diversity among U.S. Senate Democratic staff on June 30th, 2020. The Diversity Initiative plans to update this survey annually.

Office 

% of Staff Who Identify As Non-Caucasian 

Latino 

Black or African-American 

Asian or Pacific Islander 

Middle Eastern or North African 

Native American, Hawaiian or Alaskan 

Female 

Male 

LGBTQ 

Sen. Baldwin

17%

4%

11%

2%

0%

0%

53%

47%

19%

Sen. Bennet

43%

23%

10%

8%

3%

0%

63%

37%

10%

Sen. Blumenthal

31%

12%

12%

5%

2%

0%

55%

45%

5%

Sen. Booker

65%

24%

33%

6%

4%

2%

54%

46%

10%

Sen. Brown

37%

6%

27%

5%

0%

3%

59%

41%

13%

Sen. Cantwell

26%

11%

11%

3%

3%

3%

53%

47%

11%

Sen. Cardin

44%

7%

26%

12%

0%

0%

51%

49%

14%

Sen. Carper

39%

11%

11%

15%

2%

2%

67%

33%

7%

Sen. Casey

30%

12%

20%

2%

0%

0%

63%

37%

18%

Sen. Coons

35%

6%

20%

8%

2%

0%

55%

45%

10%

Sen. Cortez Masto

47%

26%

9%

11%

2%

2%

62%

36%

21%

Sen. Duckworth

39%

12%

16%

11%

2%

0%

65%

35%

14%

Sen. Durbin

44%

10%

21%

10%

6%

0%

59%

39%

6%

Sen. Feinstein

32%

18%

7%

7%

3%

0%

44%

56%

10%

Sen. Gillibrand

50%

23%

20%

13%

0%

0%

70%

27%

12%

Sen. Harris

61%

28%

26%

7%

0%

4%

63%

35%

19%

Sen. Hassan

17%

4%

0%

9%

4%

0%

60%

40%

11%

Sen. Heinrich

49%

47%

0%

0%

0%

4%

57%

43%

11%

Sen. Hirono

47%

8%

3%

32%

3%

13%

63%

37%

11%

Sen. Jones

37%

4%

33%

2%

0%

0%

70%

30%

4%

Sen. Kaine

50%

8%

31%

8%

2%

0%

60%

40%

19%

Sen. King

8%

0%

0%

5%

3%

0%

46%

54%

15%

Sen. Klobuchar

44%

8%

20%

18%

0%

0%

50%

50%

12%

Sen. Leahy

9%

0%

3%

6%

0%

0%

57%

43%

11%

Sen. Manchin

11%

0%

11%

2%

0%

0%

50%

50%

5%

Sen. Markey

29%

7%

10%

7%

5%

0%

57%

43%

17%

Sen. Menendez

43%

30%

14%

2%

0%

0%

50%

48%

9%

Sen. Merkley

20%

7%

6%

6%

0%

2%

56%

44%

17%

Sen. Murphy

33%

10%

13%

8%

5%

0%

60%

40%

8%

Sen. Murray

37%

15%

7%

13%

2%

0%

63%

37%

22%

Sen. Peters

39%

0%

26%

4%

8%

4%

59%

41%

10%

Sen. Reed

16%

3%

7%

7%

0%

0%

39%

61%

7%

Sen. Rosen

54%

31%

15%

5%

3%

3%

54%

46%

18%

Sen. Sanders

28%

8%

11%

6%

3%

0%

72%

28%

8%

Sen. Schatz

64%

7%

5%

45%

2%

19%

48%

52%

10%

Sen. Schumer

45%

13%

15%

14%

2%

2%

52%

48%

13%

Sen. Shaheen

20%

10%

5%

2%

2%

0%

56%

44%

12%

Sen. Sinema

36%

23%

8%

7%

0%

0%

58%

42%

19%

Sen. Smith

21%

4%

4%

6%

4%

4%

57%

38%

9%

Sen. Stabenow

40%

9%

26%

2%

4%

0%

56%

44%

9%

Sen. Tester

8%

0%

0%

5%

0%

3%

55%

45%

13%

Sen. Udall

52%

41%

2%

5%

0%

7%

50%

50%

12%

Sen. Van Hollen

44%

11%

24%

9%

2%

2%

69%

31%

13%

Sen. Warner

38%

13%

19%

4%

2%

0%

56%

44%

8%

Sen. Warren

42%

9%

16%

14%

4%

2%

58%

42%

11%

Sen. Whitehouse

16%

5%

8%

3%

3%

0%

53%

47%

8%

Sen. Wyden

23%

6%

6%

9%

0%

4%

62%

38%

11%

Democratic Committee Staff

% of Staff Who Identify As Non-Caucasian

Latino

Black or African-American

Asian or Pacific Islander

Middle Eastern or North African

Native American, Hawaiian or Alaskan

Female

Male

LGBTQ

Aging

30%

20%

10%

0%

0%

0%

60%

40%

10%

Agriculture

13%

6%

6%

0%

0%

0%

69%

31%

0%

Appropriations

9%

2%

7%

0%

0%

0%

59%

41%

2%

Armed Services

13%

0%

0%

6%

6%

0%

44%

56%

0%

Banking

47%

18%

18%

12%

6%

0%

47%

53%

0%

Budget

35%

15%

10%

5%

5%

0%

30%

70%

15%

Commerce

29%

0%

13%

4%

8%

4%

37%

63%

8%

Energy

18%

18%

0%

0%

0%

0%

41%

59%

12%

EPW

20%

10%

5%

0%

0%

5%

55%

45%

15%

Finance

3%

0%

3%

0%

0%

0%

52%

48%

6%

Foreign Relations

23%

7%

10%

7%

0%

3%

47%

53%

0%

HELP

36%

9%

9%

18%

0%

0%

70%

30%

18%

HSGAC

44%

4%

8%

24%

8%

0%

52%

48%

12%

Indian Affairs

83%

33%

0%

17%

0%

67%

50%

50%

17%

Judiciary

28%

16%

8%

0%

4%

4%

68%

32%

28%

Rules

43%

0%

14%

14%

14%

0%

29%

71%

29%

Small Business

33%

11%

22%

0%

0%

0%

56%

44%

0%

Veterans Affairs

17%

8%

0%

8%

0%

0%

42%

58%

0%

*Note: Category percentages may not equal the office total because respondents were able to select multiple classifications.

*Italicized gender percentages reflect offices in which respondents indicated a classification other than Male or Female.

To view the 2019 survey results, click HERE

To view the 2018 survey results, click HERE

To view the 2017 survey results, click HERE