Army Well-Represented in Congress

When the 115th Congress convenes on Tuesday, Jan. 3, more than half of the veterans serving in the House of Representatives and 10 veterans serving in the U.S. Senate will have Army backgrounds. Three of the 10 Army veterans in the Senate have post-9/11 service, as do five of the 44 Army veterans in the House of Representatives.

What to watch: Veterans accounted for 26 percent of the freshman class in the House, up from 20 percent in 2015 and 17 percent in 2013. Only three are Democrats; the rest are Republicans.


115th Congress: House

115th Congress: Senate


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