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Crimson on Capitol Hill: 117th

January-February 2021

Incumbency has advantages. Of the 53 Harvard degree-program alumni or matriculants in the 116th Congress, 50 have returned for the 117th. The GOP roster now has eight senators and six representatives; across the aisle are six senators and 34 representatives, for a total of 54. Asterisks mark the four newcomers.

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.); 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.); *Maria E. Salazar, M.P.A. ’95 (Fla.); Elise Stefanik ’06 (N.Y.); Van Taylor ’96, M.B.A. ’01 (Tex.)

House Democrats: *Jake Auchincloss ’10 (Mass); 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.); *Mondaire Jones, J.D. ’13 (N.Y.); 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.); *Kathy Manning ’78 (N.C.); 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.)

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