As House Republicans, we work every day to ensure that we are communicating to every corner of America. And that starts by representing every corner of America. The Members who comprise our Conference are dynamic, inspiring, and – believe it or not – young! They’re moms and dads, farmers, nurses, small business owners, doctors and teachers. And their experiences – and the people they represent – influence how they legislate and what they fight for in Congress.
So it could not be further from the truth that Republicans are “too old”or “out of touch” to relate to the next generation. In fact, House Republicans are – on average – younger than their Democratic counterparts. Let’s let the numbers speak for themselves:
Average age of House Members
House Republicans: 55
House Democrat: 61
Republicans are on average 6 years younger.
Average Age of House Leadership
House Republican Leaders:
- Speaker of the House John Boehner – 65
- Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy – 50
- Majority Whip Steve Scalise – 49
- Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers – 45
- Policy Chair Luke Messer – 46
House Democratic Leaders:
- Minority Leader Nancy Peolosi – 75
- Minority Whip Steny Hoyer – 75
- Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn – 74
- Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra – 57
Republican Leaders are on average 19 years younger
Republicans have 20 members under the age of forty — nearly twice as many Democrats (11) under the hill.
So, what was that about being the Grand OLD Party? Au contraire. Times — well, they are a changin’.