The oldest Congress ever was sworn in today.

According to the chambers’ historical offices, the average age of the House is 57 and the average age of the Senate is 63, USA Today reports.  USA Today also notes that the average increased following Obama’s exit to the presidency, and John Sununu’s (R-NH) departure.  He was 44 years old.

What does this mean?

Well, those dedicated readers know that I think highly of the Millennial Generation.  The diversity, skill set, and collaborative temperament inherent in today’s young people certainly bodes well for society as we move forward.

Unfortunately, Boomers and Gen Xers that are currently in Congress lack many of these gifts.  And so, while Millennial activists and decision-makers collaborate to pragmatically solve problems, older, dogmatic representatives and senators continue to drive Congress’s agenda.  The news cycle today had more on Burris’s inability to walk on the floor of the Senate than it did on the stimulus package in Congress’s hands.