Your independent source for Harvard news since 1898 | SUBSCRIBE

Your independent source for Harvard news since 1898

Alumni

Crimson on Capitol Hill: 116th

January-February 2019

The Senate tilts red, the House blue for Harvard degree-program alumni or matriculants in the 116th Congress. The GOP roster now has eight senators (up two) and six representatives (down one); across the aisle are six senators (down one) and 32 representatives (up 3). Asterisks mark the newcomers.

Updated 12/18/18: Republican Martha McSally, M.P.P. ’90, the Arizona representative who lost a race for  Senator Jeff Flake’s seat in November, has been named to fill the Senate seat formerly held by John McCain. Her arrival raises the number of Harvard GOP affiliates in the Senate to nine (up three from the 115th Congress), and the total Harvard contingent in the House and Senate to 53.

Senate Republicans: *Michael Braun, M.B.A. ’78 (Ind.); Tom Cotton ’99, J.D. ’02 (Ark.); Michael D. Crapo, J.D. ’77 (Id.); Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz, J.D. ’95 (Tex.); *Martha McSally, M.P.P. ’90 (Ariz.); *Mitt Romney, J.D.-M.B.A. ’75 (Utah); Ben Sasse ’94 (Neb.); Daniel S. Sullivan ’87 (Alas.); Pat Toomey ’84 (Pa.)

Senate Democrats: Richard Blumenthal ’67 (Conn.); 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: *Dan Crenshaw, M.P.A. ’17; Brian Mast, A.L.B. ’16 (Fla.); John Moolenaar, M.P.A. ’89 (Mich.); Elise Stefanik ’06 (N.Y.); *Van Taylor ’96, M.B.A. ’01 (Tex.); *Steve Watkins, M.P.A. ’17 (Kan.)

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.); *Antonio Delgado, J.D. ’05 (N.Y.); 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.); *Josh Harder, M.B.A.-M.P.P. ’14 (Calif.); 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.); *Andy Levin, J.D. ’94 (Mich.); Stephen F. Lynch, M.P.A. ’99 (Mass.); Seth Moulton ’01, M.B.A.-M.P.A. ’11 (Mass.); *Chris Pappas ’02 (N.H.); *Katie Porter, J.D. ’01 (Calif.); 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.)

You Might Also Like:

hotograph of demonstrators in front of the federal courthouse in Boston where the SFFA v. Harvard trial took place, with signs reading "Harvard No More Racial Stereotyping" and "My Race Should Not Hurt Me In Admissions.

In October 2018, supporters of Students for Fair Admissions hold signs in front of the federal courthouse where the admissions trial took place.

Photograph by Alamy Images

Admissions Lawsuit, Round Two

Loeb House, where the University’s governing boards convene
Photograph by Harvard Magazine/JC

Harvard Governing Boards Change Overseers

According to the data set assembled by Harvard Law School scholars, black and Latinx people are overrepresented in Massachusetts criminal caseload compared to their population in the state. White people make up 74.3 percent of the state’s population and are defendants in in 58.7 percent of cases. Black people make up 6.5 percent of the population and are defendants in 17.1 percent of cases. Latinx people make up 8.7 percent of the population, and are defendants in in 18.3 percent of cases. Click on image to view full graphic

Source: Massachusetts Racial Disparity Report

A Major Disparity in Massachusetts Criminal Justice

You Might Also Like:

hotograph of demonstrators in front of the federal courthouse in Boston where the SFFA v. Harvard trial took place, with signs reading "Harvard No More Racial Stereotyping" and "My Race Should Not Hurt Me In Admissions.

In October 2018, supporters of Students for Fair Admissions hold signs in front of the federal courthouse where the admissions trial took place.

Photograph by Alamy Images

Admissions Lawsuit, Round Two

Loeb House, where the University’s governing boards convene
Photograph by Harvard Magazine/JC

Harvard Governing Boards Change Overseers

According to the data set assembled by Harvard Law School scholars, black and Latinx people are overrepresented in Massachusetts criminal caseload compared to their population in the state. White people make up 74.3 percent of the state’s population and are defendants in in 58.7 percent of cases. Black people make up 6.5 percent of the population and are defendants in 17.1 percent of cases. Latinx people make up 8.7 percent of the population, and are defendants in in 18.3 percent of cases. Click on image to view full graphic

Source: Massachusetts Racial Disparity Report

A Major Disparity in Massachusetts Criminal Justice