Rashida (Rashida) Tlaib (D-USH12)
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Capitol: 202.225.5126
FAX: 202.226.0371
District: 313.463.6220
Representative
Room 2438 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-2212

Residence: Detroit, MI
Elected: 2018    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Fayez Tlaib   DOB: 7/24/1976
Committee Assignments
ChairmanCongressional Mamas' Caucus
Co-ChairGet the Lead Out Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Government Operations and the Federal Workforce
Vice ChairCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberFriends of a Free, Democratic, and Stable Syria Caucus
FC MemberGreat Lakes Task Force (Joint)
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Financial Services
MemberHouse Committee on Oversight and Accountability
FC MemberCongressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus (HBCU)
FC MemberCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Dads Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Renters Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberDemocratic Women's Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
Counties Representing
Washtenaw / Wayne

Bio

Rashida Tlaib is a well-known progressive warrior and, in her own words, "a mother working for justice for all." Her two young sons are at the root of her unwavering passion to help change lives for the better. She is the oldest of 14 children, born and raised in Detroit, the proud daughter of Palestinian immigrant parents.

Rashida made history in 2008 by becoming the first Muslim woman to ever serve in the Michigan Legislature. She is beloved by residents for the transformative constituent services she provides, and for successfully fighting the billionaires and corporations that pollute her district. When families get to know Rashida, they have no doubt that she will work tirelessly to knock down barriers for real change, and whether by policy or action, she will roll up her sleeves to make sure her residents are cared for, no matter how big the challenge.

When billionaire slumlord Matty Moroun refused to follow the law and get polluting semi-trucks off neighborhood streets, Rashida organized residents with the We Have A Right To Breathe campaign and forced Moroun to fulfill his obligations to protecting public health. When large piles of black dust started showing up on the Detroit riverfront and blowing into homes and parks, and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality told residents everything was fine, Rashida collected samples and got the substance tested herself - exposing the cancer-causing "petroleum coke" as a threat, and getting it removed.

As an attorney at the Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice, Rashida took the movement to the courts, fighting racist emergency managers, abusive state agencies, and leading the fight for community benefits agreements that promote equitable development. Rashida knows that effective advocacy requires an all-out approach, fighting in the community, in the legislature, and in the courts every day against injustice and inequality, so that every single person in this country has a chance to thrive.

She is currently the Congresswoman for Michigan's 12th Congressional District, which includes the city of Detroit, Dearborn, Southfield and many surrounding communities.

Congresswoman Tlaib proudly serves on the following committees and caucuses- House Committee on Financial Services House Committee on Oversight and Reform Committee on Natural Resources Get the Lead Out Caucus Chair