Congress isn't just for lawyers and business types anymore. It's fast becoming home to former sheriffs, pages, Peace Corps volunteers, and blue-collar folks like meat cutters. Longtime Congressional Research Service Hill profiler Mildred Amer finds several firsts in the Democratic-controlled House and Senate. Such as: A record 90 women are serving in Congress; it's possibly the oldest ever, with an average age of 57; and it's home to the fewest-ever military men and women, with under 25 percent having served.
With Dan Gilgoff, Linda Robinson, Angie C. Marek, and Suzi Parker