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Graph of the Day: Congressional Employment

The Congressional Research Service recently released a report about the make up of the 111th Congress. Ezra Klein rightfully points out that Congress is made up of old white men– in a much greater proportion than the US statistical ratios for old white men.  Here is a little chart of the prior occupations of Members of Congress:

Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) was a former astronaut, there is a former taxi driver and a former toll booth operator.



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