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Record Number of Latinos Take Their Seats in Congress!

By: Samantha Leal

Senators Marco Rubio, Bob Menendez and Ted Cruz

Marco Rubio, Robert Menendez and Ted Cruz.

A record number of 31 Latinos will be taking seats in the U.S. Congress in January, according to the non-partisan National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. Three of them will be taking their place in the Senate, while 28 Latinos will head to the House of Representatives, reports the Huffington Post. 

Ted Cruz, the Republican senator from Texas, Marco Rubio, the Rebulican senator from Florida and Robert Menendez, the Democratic senator from New Jersey are the three politicians who are a part of the Senate. All three are Cuban-American.

The Latino U.S. Representatives in the 113th U.S. Congress will lean liberal, as 23 of them are from the Democratic party. California and Texas sent the most Latinos to Congress, with California sending nine politicians and Texas sending six politicians.


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