Laphonza (Laphonza) Butler (D)
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Capitol: 202.224.3841
FAX: 202.228.3954
District: 310.914.7300
Room 112 HSOB- Hart Senate Office Building 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510-0507
Elected: 10/03/2023    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Neneki Lee   DOB: 5/11/1979
Committee Assignments
FC MemberCalifornia Democratic Congressional Delegation
ChairmanSenate Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife
ChairmanSenate Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Security
Co-ChairSenate Mental Health Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Management
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Intellectual Property
FC MemberCongressional Hispanic Caucus
MemberSenate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
MemberSenate Committee on Rules and Administration
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Criminal Justice and Counterterrorism
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Federal Courts, Oversight, Agency Action, and Federal Rights
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law
Co-ChairCongressional Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Caucus
MemberSenate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate, and Nuclear Safety
MemberSenate Committee on the Judiciary
FC MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
MemberSenate Committee on Environment and Public Works
MemberSenate Committee on Budget
MemberSenate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
FC MemberSenate Bipartisan Task for Combating Anti-Semitism
FC MemberSenate Cultural Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus


BUTLER, Laphonza Romanique, a Senator from California; born in Magnolia, Miss., May 11, 1979; graduated South Pike High School, Magnolia, Miss., 1997; B.A., political science, Jackson State University, 2001; union organizer and president; political campaign consultant and strategist; political action committee executive; University of California Board of Regents 2018-2021; appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate on October 1, 2023, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Dianne Feinstein; took the oath of office on October 3, 2023.