The 116th Congress is underway and among the 431 congressmembers are 26 millennial representatives, almost five times as many as there were last session.

The Pew Research Center defines the millennial generation as anyone born between the years 1981 and 1996 and estimated there approximately 71 million millennials in America as of 2016.

Congressmembers must be at least 25 years old.

Before the newly elected members were sworn in there were only six millennial representatives in the House, including Congressman Connor Lamb, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, who won a special election in the spring of 2018.

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