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Crimson on Capitol Hill: 115th

January-February 2017

Other Republican victories in November notwithstanding, the tally of Harvard degree-program graduates or matriculants in the 115th Congress continues to tilt Democratic. At press time, the GOP contingent numbered six senators and eight representatives (two of them alumnae); across the aisle were seven senators and 29 representatives (three of them alumnae). Below, asterisks mark newcomers since the election of 2014:

Senate Republicans: Tom Cotton ’99, J.D. ’02 (Ark.); Michael D. Crapo, J.D. ’77 (Id.); Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz, J.D. ’95 (Tex.); Ben Sasse ’94 (Neb.); Daniel S. Sullivan ’87 (Alas.); Pat Toomey ’84 (Pa.) 

Senate Democrats: Richard Blumenthal ’67 (Conn.); Al Franken ’73 (Minn.); Timothy M. Kaine, J.D. ’83 (Va.); John F. (Jack) Reed, M.P.P. ’73, J.D. ’82 (R.I.); Charles E. Schumer ’71, J.D. ’74 (N.Y.); Christopher Van Hollen Jr., M.P.P. ’85 (Md.); Mark R. Warner, J.D. ’80 (Va.)

House Republicans: Ron DeSantis, J.D. ’05 (Fla.); *Brian Mast, A.L.B. ’16 (Fla.); Martha McSally, M.P.P. ’90 (Ariz.); John Moolenaar, M.P.A. ’89 (Mich.); Bruce Poliquin ’76 (Me.); Michael R. Pompeo, J.D. ’94 (Kans.); Elise Stefanik ’06 (N.Y.); *Scott Taylor,  A.L.B. ’14 (Va.)

House Democrats: Brendan Boyle, M.P.P. ’05 (Pa.); *Anthony G. Brown ’84 (Md.); Joaquin Castro, J.D. ’00 (Tex.); Katherine Clark, M.P.A. ’97 (Mass); Gerry Connolly, M.P.A. ’79 (Va.); James H. Cooper, J.D. ’80 (Tenn.); Elizabeth Esty ’80 (Conn.); Bill Foster, Ph.D. ’83 (Ill.); Ruben Gallego ’02/’04 (Ariz.); John Garamendi, M.B.A. ’70 (Calif.); *Josh Gottheimer, J.D. ’04 (N.J.); Brian Higgins, M.P.A. ’96 (N.Y.); Jim Himes ’88 (Conn.); Joseph P. Kennedy III, J.D. ’09 (Mass); Ron Kind ’85 (Wisc.); *Raja Krishnamoorthi, J.D. ’00 (Ill.); James R. Langevin, M.P.A. ’94 (R.I.); Sander M. Levin, LL.B. ’57 (Mich.); Stephen F. Lynch, M.P.A. ’99 (Mass.); Seth Moulton ’01, M.B.A.-M.P.A. ’11 (Mass.); *Jamie Raskin ’83, J.D. ’87 (Md.); Raul Ruiz, M.D.-M.P.P. ’01, M.P.H. ’07 (Calif); John P. Sarbanes, J.D. ’88 (Md.); Adam B. Schiff, J.D. ’85 (Calif.); Robert C. Scott ’69 (Va.); Terri Sewell, J.D. ’92 (Ala.); Bradley J. Sherman, J.D. ’79 (Calif.); Mark Takano ’83 (Calif.); Juan C.  Vargas, J.D. ’91 (Calif.)

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