Sheila (Sheila) Jackson Lee (D-USH18)
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Capitol: 202.225.3816
FAX: 202.225.3317
District: 713.227.7740
Room 2314 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-4318

Residence: Houston, TX
Elected: 1994    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Elwyn C. Lee   DOB: 1/12/1950
Committee Assignments
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Judicial Branch
Co-ChairCongressional Pakistan Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Children's Caucus
FC MemberIraqi Women's Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Afghanistan Caucus
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Crime and Federal Government Surveillance
FC MemberOut of Afghanistan Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Nigerian Caucus
Co-ChairIranian Women Congressional Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Ghana Caucus
Co-ChairFIFA World Cup 2026 Caucus
Co-ChairBipartisan Congressional Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Caucus
FC MemberTexas Caucus on Shale Oil and Gas
FC MemberCongressional Propane Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection
FC MemberHouse Tech Accountability Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Border Security and Enforcement
FC MemberKenya Caucus
FC MemberCongressional African Partnership for Economic Growth Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Global Road Safety
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Qatari-American Strategic Relationships Caucus
FC MemberCongressional China Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Correctional Officers Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on the Judiciary
MemberHouse Committee on Homeland Security
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Drug Policy
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
FC MemberMalaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Pro-Sports Caucus
FC MemberHome Health Caucus
FC MemberIran Human Rights and Democracy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press
FC MemberCongressional Wireless Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Victims' Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bipartisan Task Force on Nonproliferation
FC MemberOut of Iraq Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Canada
FC MemberCongressional Ethiopian American Caucus
FC MemberHouse Diversity and Innovation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Task Force on Tobacco and Health
FC MemberGreen Schools Caucus
FC MemberCongressional International Creativity and Theft-Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fraternal Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on the Constitution and Limited Government
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Immigration, Integrity, Security, and Enforcement
FC MemberCongressional Czech Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Finland Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-China Working Group
FC MemberCongressional Portuguese American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Refugee Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Brazil
FC MemberCongressional Coastal Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine
FC MemberCongressional High Technology Caucus
FC MemberVision Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Norway
FC MemberCongressional Soccer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional JOBS NOW! Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Allergy and Asthma Caucus
FC MemberJob Corps Caucus
FC MemberOut of Poverty Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Budget
FC MemberCongressional Singapore Caucus
FC MemberNextGen 9-1-1 Caucus
Vice ChairCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Task Force on Seniors
FC MemberLatino-Jewish Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Glaucoma Caucus
FC MemberHouse Afterschool Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Small Business Caucus
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberLaw Enforcement Caucus (House)
FC MemberHouse Baltic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkiye Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberBrain Injury Task Force
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mamas' Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bipartisan Rural Health Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberIndia Caucus
FC MemberHouse Hunger Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Artificial Intelligence (AI) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
FC MemberCongressional French Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Black Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee is the democratic Chief Deputy Whip for the U.S. House of Representatives.

She is the author and lead sponsor of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, which established the first new federal holiday in 38 years.

And Congresswoman Jackson Lee is the author and fighter for the passage of the Violence Against Women's Act-signed by the President for the first time in almost a decade.

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee is an influential and forceful voice in Washington. She is serving her fourteenth term as a United States House of Representatives member. She represents the 18th Congressional District of Texas, centered in Houston, the world's energy capital. Considered by many as the "Voice of Reason" she is dedicated to upholding the Constitutional rights of all people. She sits on three Congressional Committees - as a senior member of the House Committees on the Judiciary, Homeland Security, and the crucial Budget Committee. She was appointed the first female Ranking Member of the Judiciary Subcommittee for Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, which she now chairs.

Congresswoman Jackson Lee's major legislative initiatives include the Sentencing Reform Act, the George Floyd Law Enforcement Trust and Integrity Act, The RAISE Act, The Fair Chance for Youth Act, the Kimberly Vaughan Firearm Safe Storage Act, Kaleif's Law, the American RISING Act.

She has also introduced the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Reauthorization and Bullying Prevention and Intervention Act, the Federal Prison Bureau Nonviolent Offender Relief Act. She is a champion for women and children, supporting the Paycheck Fairness Act and the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and introducing an amendment to funding bills that provides for outreach to minority- and women-owned businesses concerning business opportunities in the commercial space industry, and authored the Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Research and Education Act.

She was named by 'Congressional Quarterly' as one of the 50 most effective Members of Congress. The 'U.S. News and World Report named her as one of the ten most influential legislators in the U.S. House of Representatives. She is a founder, member, and Chair of the Congressional Pakistan Caucus and the Congressional Children's Caucus. She is also chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Energy Braintrust, Co-Chair of the Justice Reform Task Force. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee earned a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University with honors in the first graduating class, including females, followed by a J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School. She is married to Dr. Elwyn Lee, a Yale Graduate and an Administrator at the University of Houston. She has two children Jason Lee a graduate of Harvard University, and Erica Lee a graduate of Duke University, who is also a Member of the Harris County School Board in Houston, Texas. She is also the proud grandmother of two grandkids (twins), granddaughter Ellison Bennett Carter and grandson Roy Lee Carter, III.