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Locals weigh in on new, more diverse Congress

By Oula Miqbel/News-Sentinel Staff Writer | Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 10:00 am

The 116th Congress is the most diverse in the history of the United States. Twenty-five new members are coming from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds, many of them women. The new Congress also has the largest class of freshmen lawmakers with military backgrounds in a decade.

But it’s not just their backgrounds that are catching local attention.

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