Al (Al) Green (D-USH09)
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Capitol: 202.225.7508
FAX: 202.225.2947
District: 713.383.9234
District FAX: 713.383.9202
Representative
Room 2347 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-4309

Residence: Houston, TX
Elected: 2004    Next Election: 2018
DOB: 9/1/1947
Committee Assignments
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
FC MemberCongressional Texas Maritime Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Savings and Ownership Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Azerbaijan Caucus
FC MemberCenter Aisle Caucus [CAC]
FC MemberCongressional Pakistan Caucus
FC MemberHouse Diversity and Innovation Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Vietnam
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
FC MemberCongressional Fraternal Caucus
FC MemberHouse Caucus on International Religious Freedom
FC MemberCongressional Singapore Caucus
FC MemberHouse Trade Working Group [HTWG]
FC MemberTextile Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus
FC MemberRural Health Care Coalition
MemberHouse Committee on Financial Services
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention (IP)
FC MemberCongressional JOBS NOW! Caucus
FC MemberHouse Afterschool Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Children's Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Job Corps Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
FC MemberHouse Hunger Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberOut of Poverty Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Urban Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus [STEM Caucus]
FC MemberCongressional Black Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
FC MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bicameral High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Equality Caucus
Counties Representing
Fort Bend / Harris

Bio

On January 3, 2017, U.S. Congressman Al Green took the oath of office to serve the people of Texas' 9th Congressional District and began his seventh term in the United States House of Representatives. As a veteran civil rights advocate, he has fought for those in society whose voices, too often, are not heard.

Congressman Al Green currently serves on the Financial Services Committee. He serves on three subcommittees- Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, Monetary Policy and Trade, as well as Oversight and Investigations, where he holds the position of Ranking Member. Within the Democratic Party he holds the position of Assistant Whip.

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Congressman Al Green's family taught him the importance of positive preparation through education and righteous resistance to overcome persistent injustice. He attended Florida A&M University, Howard University, and the Tuskegee Institute. Before receiving an undergraduate degree, he enrolled in the Thurgood Marshall School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1973. As a law student, he earned awards in the areas of Federal Procedure and Conflicts.

After graduating from law school, Congressman Al Green co-founded and co-managed the law firm of Green, Wilson, Dewberry, and Fitch. In 1977, he was appointed Justice of the Peace in Harris County, Texas, where he served for 26 years before retiring in 2004. Throughout his career, Congressman Al Green has enjoyed the respect of his colleagues as well as a wide cross-section of community leaders, who have praised his legal skills, impeccable character, and ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.

For approximately ten years, Congressman Al Green served as president of the Houston Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Under his leadership, the organization grew to unprecedented heights, increasing membership from a few hundred to many thousands, and the staff from one to more than ten.

As a testament to his exceptional service to the community, and in recognition of his outstanding professional achievement as well as his superior leadership ability, Congressman Al Green has received numerous awards. These awards outstanding include- Texas Association of REALTORS Legacy Award, 2011; Texas Black Democrats' Profiles of Courage Award, 2007; the AFL-CIO MLK Drum Major Award for Service, 2007; Ebony Magazine's 100 Most Influential Black People, 2006; and the NAACP Mickey Leland Humanitarian Award, from the Houston branch as well as the Fort Bend branch of the NAACP. Congressman Green has also been honored by the city of Houston with a day named in his honor--"Al Green Day." As evidence of how truly blessed Congressman Al Green believes he is, when asked, "How are you?" He often responds, "Better than I deserve."








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