DIVERSITY AMONG U.S. SENATE DEMOCRATIC STAFF ON JUNE 30TH, 2022

This survey is a snapshot of the racial, ethnic and gender diversity among U.S. Senate Democratic staff on June 30th, 2022. 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

28%

5%

16%

5%

2%

2%

58%

42%

28%

Sen. Bennet

48%

28%

10%

8%

4%

0%

60%

38%

18%

Sen. Blumenthal

29%

18%

9%

0%

2%

0%

47%

53%

9%

Sen. Booker

67%

31%

25%

10%

4%

0%

58%

42%

6%

Sen. Brown

46%

9%

25%

10%

7%

3%

54%

44%

19%

Sen. Cantwell

33%

5%

13%

10%

8%

5%

44%

56%

13%

Sen. Cardin

56%

10%

34%

7%

5%

2%

54%

46%

12%

Sen. Carper

41%

5%

15%

18%

0%

3%

62%

38%

8%

Sen. Casey

34%

11%

16%

11%

0%

0%

57%

41%

32%

Sen. Coons

43%

11%

23%

11%

2%

0%

50%

50%

14%

Sen. Cortez Masto

56%

26%

19%

12%

2%

2%

58%

40%

21%

Sen. Duckworth

44%

12%

18%

13%

3%

0%

66%

31%

15%

Sen. Durbin

45%

13%

16%

11%

4%

2%

64%

36%

11%

Sen. Feinstein

35%

18%

3%

10%

7%

4%

43%

57%

28%

Sen. Gillibrand

50%

23%

17%

12%

0%

2%

62%

37%

14%

Sen. Hassan

19%

8%

2%

6%

2%

0%

58%

42%

21%

Sen. Heinrich

55%

49%

4%

0%

0%

8%

63%

37%

6%

Sen. Hickenlooper

46%

32%

5%

10%

0%

7%

56%

44%

20%

Sen. Hirono

69%

2%

5%

55%

2%

17%

60%

38%

21%

Sen. Kaine

57%

13%

28%

13%

2%

0%

67%

33%

22%

Sen. Kelly

61%

41%

7%

2%

2%

9%

67%

30%

20%

Sen. King

10%

0%

0%

8%

0%

3%

45%

55%

20%

Sen. Klobuchar

49%

12%

24%

16%

2%

0%

55%

43%

20%

Sen. Leahy

10%

2%

4%

4%

0%

0%

58%

42%

13%

Sen. Lujan

58%

44%

5%

0%

7%

2%

49%

51%

19%

Sen. Manchin

7%

2%

4%

0%

0%

0%

51%

49%

4%

Sen. Markey

35%

10%

13%

6%

6%

4%

60%

38%

15%

Sen. Menendez

58%

40%

11%

4%

4%

0%

44%

56%

11%

Sen. Merkley

33%

13%

7%

9%

2%

4%

62%

38%

16%

Sen. Murphy

41%

10%

13%

15%

5%

0%

54%

46%

5%

Sen. Murray

43%

19%

7%

12%

7%

0%

71%

29%

29%

Sen. Ossoff

64%

22%

28%

12%

6%

2%

56%

40%

12%

Sen. Padilla

70%

38%

13%

14% 3% 2%  49%  49%  24% 

Sen. Peters

33%

9%

15%

7%

4%

4%

41%

57%

22%

Sen. Reed

20%

7%

10%

3%

0%

0%

50%

50%

7%

Sen. Rosen

45%

28%

10%

5%

0%

8%

58%

42%

15%

Sen. Sanders

26%

5%

8%

10%

3%

0%

56%

44%

15%

Sen. Schatz

60%

3%

3%

48%

3%

15%

43%

57%

13%

Sen. Schumer

49%

13%

17%

14%

4%

2%

48%

52%

14%

Sen. Shaheen

14%

5%

5%

7%

0%

0%

70%

30%

14%

Sen. Sinema

36%

19%

5%

12%

0%

0%

43%

57%

24%

Sen. Smith

31%

2%

17%

10%

0%

2%

52%

45%

21%

Sen. Stabenow

39%

5%

28%

5%

2%

0%

61%

39%

9%

Sen. Tester

13%

0%

2%

7%

0%

4%

56%

42%

11%

Sen. Van Hollen

50%

13%

31%

8%

2%

0%

69%

31%

8%

Sen. Warner

35%

10%

18%

12%

2%

2%

55%

45%

6%

Sen. Warnock

65%

13%

50%

4%

4%

0%

54%

46%

15%

Sen. Warren

56%

21%

21%

17%

0%

2%

56%

44%

21%

Sen. Whitehouse

24%

2%

5%

10%

7%

0%

57%

41%

10%

Sen. Wyden

26%

6%

10%

10%

0%

4%

50%

48%

18%

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

39%

15%

8%

8%

8%

8%

54%

39%

15%

Agriculture

35%

10%

15%

10%

0%

0%

75%

25%

5%

Appropriations

17%

5%

8%

5%

0%

0%

62%

38%

8%

Armed Services

25%

5%

10%

15%

0%

0%

40%

60%

10%

Banking

41%

5%

14%

14%

9%

0%

55%

45%

18%

Budget

13%

7%

0%

7%

0%

0%

33%

60%

20%

Commerce

21%

0%

8%

8%

0%

4%

63%

37%

13%

Energy

21%

21%

0%

0%

0%

0%

42%

58%

16%

EPW

14%

0%

9%

0%

0%

5%

55%

41%

23%

Finance

16%

3%

8%

5%

0%

0%

48%

52%

11%

Foreign Relations

26%

13%

10%

3%

7%

0%

39%

58%

13%

HELP

43%

16%

11%

16%

0%

0%

62%

35%

14%

HSGAC

41%

6%

9%

13%

16%

0%

59%

41%

19%

Indian Affairs

88%

38%

0%

38%

0%

63%

75%

25%

25%

Judiciary

58%

12%

12%

23%

8%

4%

62%

38%

8%

Rules

33%

0%

22%

11%

0%

0%

56%

44%

0%

Small Business

46%

9%

18%

18%

0%

0%

36%

64%

0%

Veterans Affairs

29%

12%

0%

18%

6%

6%

41%

59%

24%

*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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