Michelle (Michelle) Steel (R-USH48)
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Capitol: 202.225.2415
FAX: 202.225.1776
District: 714.960.6483
Room 1113 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-0548

Residence: Surfside, CA
Elected: 2020    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Shawn Steel   DOB: 6/21/1955
Committee Assignments
FC MemberSpent Nuclear Fuel Solutions Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Workforce Protections
MemberJoint Congressional-Executive Commission on China
FC MemberCongressional Advanced Air Mobility Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Aviation
MemberHouse Committee on Education and Labor
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
MemberHouse Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
FC MemberConservative Climate Caucus
Counties Representing


Congresswoman Michelle Steel is serving her first term representing California's 48th District. Born in South Korea and raised in Japan, Michelle immigrated to the United States to build her own American Dream. She is one of the first Korean American women to ever serve in Congress.

After fleeing North Korea during the Korean War, her parents met and built a life in South Korea before moving to Japan. Her father, a diplomat, encouraged Michelle at a young age to move to the United States to become fluent in English. Her mother and younger sisters joined her in America, where they opened a clothing store in downtown Los Angeles.

After seeing how difficult it was for her non-English speaking mother to navigate the tax laws and state regulations, she ran for the State Board of Equalization - the nation's only elected tax board - where she represented more than nine million residents, including all of Orange County. At the time, she was the highest-ranking Korean American elected official in the United States.

Michelle later served her community as Supervisor and Chairwoman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors. She continued her work fighting for California taxpayers, while working to protect the Orange County coastline, and helping families and businesses fight back against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Michelle currently serves on the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, as well as the Committee on Education and Labor.

Michelle has been married to her husband Shawn for 39 years. They have two adult daughters and reside in Surfside, California.