Harris, Schatz have highest percentage of non-white staff among Senate Democrats

Harris, Schatz have highest percentage of non-white staff among Senate Democrats
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Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisOn The Money: Economists flabbergasted after Congress leaves with no deal | Markets rise as the economy struggles | Retail sales slow in July Trump touts NYC police union endorsement: 'Pro-cop all the way' USPS workers union endorses Biden, citing threat to postal service 'survival' MORE (D-Calif.) and Brian SchatzBrian Emanuel SchatzLobbying world Overnight Defense: House passes defense bill that Trump threatened to veto | Esper voices concerns about officers wearing military garb Senate rejects broad restrictions on transfers of military-grade equipment to police MORE (D-Hawaii) have the most racially diverse staffs among all Senate Democrats, according to data released by the party Wednesday.

Seventy percent of Harris’s staff and 69 percent of Schatz’s staff identifies as non-Caucasian. They are followed by Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerNew Jersey governor to announce state will move to mostly mail-in voting for November The Memo: Trump attacks on Harris risk backfiring On The Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate | Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause | Trump uses racist tropes to pitch fair housing repeal to 'suburban housewife' MORE (N.J.), whose staff is 61 percent non-white.


Sens. Angus KingAngus KingHillicon Valley: 'Fortnite' owner sues Apple after game is removed from App Store | Federal agencies seize, dismantle cryptocurrency campaigns of major terrorist organizations Lawmakers introduce bill designating billion to secure state and local IT systems Overnight Energy: EPA finalizes rollback of Obama-era oil and gas methane emissions standards | Democratic lawmakers ask Interior to require masks indoors at national parks | Harris climate agenda stresses need for justice MORE (Maine) and Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterTrump says he'll sign USPS funding if Democrats make concessions Tester demands answers from postmaster general on reports of mailbox removals The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - At loggerheads, Congress, White House to let jobless payout lapse MORE (Mont.) have the least racially diverse staffs, with each team being 95 percent white. Both their home states are overwhelmingly Caucasian.

Middle Eastern or North African and Native American, Hawaiian or Alaskan staffers are the least-represented demographics among Senate Democratic offices, with 18 senators having no Middle Eastern or North African staffers and 26 having no Native American, Hawaiian or Alaskan staffers.

Sens. Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetKamala Harris makes history — as a Westerner Expanding our health force can save lives and create jobs simultaneously How Congress is preventing a Medicare bankruptcy during COVID-19 MORE (Colo.) and Ron WydenRonald (Ron) Lee WydenHillicon Valley: Simulated cyberattack success | New bill for election security funding | Amazon could be liable for defective products Markets rise as economy struggles; 'It does not make sense' Election security advocates see strong ally in Harris MORE (Ore.) have the most women on their staff proportionally, with 68 percent of each of their teams identifying as female. Only 10 Democrats out of 47 have staffs that are at least half male.

Sen. Catherine Cortez MastoCatherine Marie Cortez MastoOcasio-Cortez to speak at Democratic convention Senate Democrats demand answers on migrant child trafficking during pandemic OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump signs major conservation bill into law | Senate votes to confirm Energy's No. 2 official | Trump Jr. expresses opposition to Pebble Mine project MORE (Nev.) has the most representation of the LGBTQ community among her staff at 24 percent.

Democrats have put a premium on emphasizing diversity as the party's base demands increased minority representation in politics. 

The Democrats’ Diversity Initiative first started collecting Senate data in 2017.