Although Jews make up just 2% of the U.S. population, nearly 7% of the new Congress is Jewish, with 38 Jews among the total of 535 lawmakers. In the Senate, the 10 Jewish members comprise 10% of that body; Jews comprise 7% of the House.
Nine Jews in the Senate are Democrats, and the 10th, Bernie Sanders, is an Independent. In the House. all but three members are Democrats. The Republican exceptions are Max Miller (R-OH) and David Kustoff, (R-TN).
Michael Bennet (D-CO)#
Jake Auchincloss (D-MA)
# Bennet’s mother was Jewish, but he does not affiliate with any religion.
## Bonamici was raised Episcopalian and Unitarian but now practices Judaism with her Jewish husband, Michael Simon.