The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies is calling for all new and returning Members of Congress—including floor, committee, and subcommittee leaders—to use the season of filling open staff positions for the next Congress to improve diversity. “Members of Congress have a real opportunity to address the appalling lack of diversity among top staff in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate as they prepare for the 116th Congress,” said Joint Center President Spencer Overton. “Over the next two months, new Members and returning Members of both parties in both the House and Senate will have scores of top and mid-level positions to fill. All of these Members should take this opportunity to hire talented leaders from diverse backgrounds and ensure top and mid-level staff reflect the diversity of America.”
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