Emanuel (Emanuel) Cleaver, II (D-USH05)
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Capitol: 202.225.4535
FAX: 202.225.4403
District: 816.833.4545
Room 2217 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-2505

Residence: Kansas City, MO
Elected: 2004    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Dianne Donaldson   DOB: 10/26/1944
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairCongressional Serbian American Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Long Range Strike
Co-ChairCongressional Former Mayors Caucus
ChairmanCivility Caucus
FC MemberCenter Aisle Caucus [CAC]
FC MemberMissouri River Flood Working Group
FC MemberCongressional Waterways Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Prayer Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Decentralized Wastewater Recycling Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Honor and Civility Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Public Housing Caucus
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance
FC MemberCongressional Caucus Against Foreign Corruption and Kleptocracy (CAFCAK)
Co-ChairHouse Tech Accountability Caucus
FC MemberCongressional FinTech and Payments Caucus
FC MemberHouse Trade Working Group [HTWG]
FC MemberHouse Preserving Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Capability Gains Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Deaf Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Kingdom of the Netherlands
FC MemberMalaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Housing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Air Medical Caucus
MemberJoint Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
FC MemberHouse BioFuels Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cement Caucus
FC MemberCongressional JOBS NOW! Caucus
FC MemberHouse Military Depot and Industrial Facilities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fraternal Caucus
FC MemberHouse Caucus on International Religious Freedom
FC MemberCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
FC MemberSustainable Investing Caucus
FC MemberCrohn's and Colitis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus
FC MemberPublic Broadcasting Caucus
FC MemberSudan and South Sudan Caucus
FC MemberHouse Hunger Caucus
FC MemberGreen Schools Caucus
FC MemberFriends of New Zealand Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine
FC MemberCongressional Mobility Air Forces Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus (STEM Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Civility and Respect Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Smart Cities
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Social Work Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Urban Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Disabilities Caucus (BDC)
FC MemberCongressional Social Determinants of Health Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus (HBCU)
MemberHouse Committee on Financial Services
FC MemberCongressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nursing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Artificial Intelligence (AI) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Capital Markets
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Safe Climate Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Humanities Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Black Caucus
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional Labor Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
Counties Representing
Clay / Jackson / Lafayette / Ray / Saline


Emanuel Cleaver, II is now serving his tenth term representing Missouri's Fifth Congressional District, the home district of President Harry Truman. He is a member of the House Committee on Financial Services; Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, and Insurance; member of Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets; member of Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations; member of the House Committee on Homeland Security; member of the Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations; and member of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress.

Having served for twelve years on the city council of Missouri's largest municipality, Kansas City, Cleaver was elected as the city's first African American Mayor in 1991.

During his eight-year stint in the Office of the Mayor, Cleaver distinguished himself as an economic development activist and an unapologetic redevelopment craftsman. He and the City Council brought a number of major corporations to the city, including TransAmerica, Harley Davidson, and Citi Corp. Cleaver also led the effort, after a forty-year delay, to build the South Midtown Roadway. Upon completion of this major thoroughfare, he proposed a new name- The Bruce R. Watkins Roadway. Additionally, his municipal stewardship includes the 18th and Vine Redevelopment, a new American Royal, the establishment of a Family Division of the Municipal Court, and the reconstruction and beautification of Brush Creek.

Cleaver has received five honorary Doctoral Degrees augmented by a bachelor's degree from Prairie View A&M, and a master's from St. Paul's School of Theology of Kansas City.

In 2009, Cleaver, with a multitude of accomplishments both locally and Congressionally, introduced the most ambitious project of his political career-the creation of a Green Impact Zone. This zone, consisting of 150 blocks of declining urban core, has received approximately $125 million dollars in American Recovery and Reinvestment funds. The Green Impact Zone is aimed at making this high crime area the environmentally greenest piece of urban geography in the world. This project includes rebuilding Troost Avenue, rehabbing bridges, curbs and sidewalks, home weatherization, smart grid technology in hundreds of homes, and most importantly, hundreds of badly needed jobs for Green Zone residents.

During the 112th Congress, Cleaver was unanimously elected the 20th chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.

In 2016, as Ranking Member of the Housing and Insurance Subcommittee, Cleaver successfully co-authored the largest sweeping reform bill on housing programs in 20 years, the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act, a bipartisan comprehensive housing bill that passed into law with a unanimous vote.

In 2018, Congressman Cleaver received the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award Foundation. Past honorees include President Bill Clinton, the late Senator John McCain, and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

Cleaver, a native of Texas, is married to the former Dianne Donaldson. They have made Kansas City home for themselves and their four children, and grandchildren.