DIVERSITY AMONG U.S. SENATE DEMOCRATIC STAFF ON JUNE 30TH, 2021

This survey is a snapshot of the racial, ethnic and gender diversity among U.S. Senate Democratic staff on June 30th, 2021. 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

25%

10%

13%

3%

0%

0%

53%

47%

15%

Sen. Bennet

42%

28%

7%

7%

2%

0%

70%

30%

12%

Sen. Blumenthal

28%

15%

9%

2%

2%

0%

45%

55%

6%

Sen. Booker

59%

20%

30%

6%

7%

0%

54%

46%

13%

Sen. Brown

38%

9%

27%

6%

2%

2%

60%

40%

16%

Sen. Cantwell

33%

8%

5%

10%

10%

3%

43%

57%

15%

Sen. Cardin

50%

5%

28%

15%

3%

0%

50%

50%

8%

Sen. Carper

37%

10%

17%

12%

0%

0%

61%

39%

5%

Sen. Casey

32%

7%

15%

9%

0%

0%

63%

37%

20%

Sen. Coons

32%

7%

18%

7%

0%

0%

50%

50%

14%

Sen. Cortez Masto

54%

25%

13%

17%

0%

2%

56%

42%

15%

Sen. Duckworth

46%

14%

21%

11%

2%

0%

68%

32%

18%

Sen. Durbin

44%

11%

22%

9%

5%

2%

63%

37%

8%

Sen. Feinstein

33%

13%

6%

10%

6%

3%

43%

57%

16%

Sen. Gillibrand

48%

26%

11%

17%

0%

0%

65%

32%

15%

Sen. Hassan

14%

7%

2%

2%

2%

0%

64%

36%

14%

Sen. Heinrich

56%

47%

2%

0%

0%

7%

58%

42%

9%

Sen. Hickenlooper

51%

27%

7%

12%

2%

2%

51%

49%

20%

Sen. Hirono

73%

5%

3%

54%

0%

22%

57%

43%

14%

Sen. Kaine

48%

10%

29%

6%

2%

0%

63%

37%

19%

Sen. Kelly

53%

34%

11%

0%

3%

8%

68%

29%

21%

Sen. King

8%

0%

0%

8%

0%

0%

51%

49%

8%

Sen. Klobuchar

47%

6%

28%

10%

4%

0%

51%

49%

12%

Sen. Leahy

8%

0%

3%

5%

0%

0%

55%

45%

18%

Sen. Lujan

71%

56%

5%

2%

2%

5%

44%

56%

20%

Sen. Manchin

7%

0%

7%

2%

0%

0%

52%

48%

5%

Sen. Markey

33%

8%

10%

8%

6%

4%

58%

40%

19%

Sen. Menendez

47%

29%

16%

7%

0%

0%

49%

51%

4%

Sen. Merkley

21%

6%

8%

6%

2%

0%

65%

35%

19%

Sen. Murphy

38%

13%

13%

13%

3%

0%

55%

45%

10%

Sen. Murray

37%

17%

5%

7%

7%

0%

68%

32%

27%

Sen. Ossoff

62%

17%

24%

12%

10%

0%

52%

45%

21%

Sen. Padilla

65%

33%

13%

17% 5% 2%  58%  42%  17% 

Sen. Peters

32%

0%

18%

4%

8%

2%

56%

44%

20%

Sen. Reed

24%

7%

7%

10%

0%

0%

55%

45%

7%

Sen. Rosen

47%

34%

8%

5%

0%

0%

53%

45%

18%

Sen. Sanders

22%

8%

5%

5%

3%

0%

62%

38%

11%

Sen. Schatz

65%

5%

3%

49%

3%

24%

41%

59%

16%

Sen. Schumer

48%

15%

16%

13%

3%

2%

51%

49%

15%

Sen. Shaheen

14%

5%

5%

2%

0%

2%

64%

36%

12%

Sen. Sinema

32%

15%

9%

9%

0%

0%

51%

49%

19%

Sen. Smith

22%

2%

9%

7%

2%

2%

53%

47%

20%

Sen. Stabenow

38%

9%

26%

2%

4%

0%

58%

42%

13%

Sen. Tester

11%

0%

0%

7%

0%

5%

46%

54%

11%

Sen. Van Hollen

50%

11%

35%

7%

2%

0%

70%

30%

11%

Sen. Warner

44%

15%

22%

6%

0%

0%

56%

44%

10%

Sen. Warnock

70%

11%

54%

4%

2%

0%

50%

50%

20%

Sen. Warren

51%

15%

18%

15%

2%

4%

67%

33%

15%

Sen. Whitehouse

26%

5%

5%

8%

8%

0%

58%

42%

8%

Sen. Wyden

21%

4%

10%

6%

0%

4%

64%

35%

12%

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

42%

25%

8%

0%

8%

0%

50%

50%

17%

Agriculture

26%

5%

16%

5%

0%

0%

68%

32%

11%

Appropriations

18%

5%

6%

8%

0%

0%

62%

38%

5%

Armed Services

22%

6%

3%

9%

3%

0%

47%

53%

3%

Banking

48%

13%

22%

13%

9%

0%

48%

52%

9%

Budget

12%

12%

0%

6%

0%

0%

29%

71%

18%

Commerce

38%

3%

22%

9%

0%

3%

47%

53%

19%

Energy

22%

22%

0%

0%

0%

0%

39%

61%

11%

EPW

15%

0%

10%

0%

0%

5%

50%

50%

20%

Finance

24%

3%

12%

6%

3%

0%

56%

44%

15%

Foreign Relations

21%

8%

4%

0%

8%

0%

50%

50%

0%

HELP

30%

17%

0%

13%

0%

0%

63%

37%

20%

HSGAC

39%

6%

8%

17%

11%

0%

53%

47%

14%

Indian Affairs

100%

43%

0%

43%

0%

86%

86%

14%

29%

Judiciary

56%

11%

11%

22%

7%

4%

67%

33%

7%

Rules

40%

0%

30%

10%

0%

0%

40%

60%

10%

Small Business

44%

11%

33%

0%

0%

0%

33%

67%

0%

Veterans Affairs

24%

12%

0%

12%

6%

0%

47%

53%

18%

*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.

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