Terri (Terri) Sewell (D-USH07)
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Capitol: 202.225.2665
FAX: 202.226.9567
District: 205.254.1960
United States House of Representatives
Room 1035 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-0107

Residence: Birmingham, AL
Elected: 2010    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Theodore Dixie (div.)   DOB: 1/1/1965
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairCongressional Rural Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional College Football Caucus
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Elections
Co-ChairCongressional ALS Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Voting Rights Caucus
Vice ChairCongressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus (HBCU)
MemberHouse Committee on House Administration
MemberJoint Committee on the Library
FC MemberHouse Rural Education Caucus
FC MemberKurdish-American Caucus
FC MemberRural Veterans Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Peanut Caucus
Co-ChairExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Work and Welfare
FC MemberHouse Special Operations Forces (SOF) Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Health
FC MemberCongressional Cement Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Military Personnel
FC MemberHouse Democracy Partnership
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Trade
MemberHouse Committee on Ways and Means
FC MemberRural Health Care Coalition
FC MemberCongressional State Medicaid Expansion Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Korea Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Social Determinants of Health Caucus
FC MemberHealthcare Innovation Caucus
FC MemberMunicipal Finance Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus
FC MemberOut of Poverty Caucus
FC MemberCongressional STEAM Caucus
FC MemberVision Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to End the Youth Vaping Epidemic
FC MemberCongressional Cybersecurity Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Kidney Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Armed Services
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Black Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
Counties Representing
Choctaw / Clarke / Dallas / Greene / Hale / Jefferson / Lowndes / Marengo / Montgomery / Perry / Pickens / Sumter / Tuscaloosa / Wilcox


Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell is in her seventh term representing Alabama's 7th Congressional District. She is one of the first women elected to Congress from Alabama in her own right and the first Black woman to ever serve in the Alabama Congressional delegation.

Congresswoman Sewell sits on the exclusive House Ways and Means Committee, bringing her more than 15 years of experience as a securities and public finance attorney.

In her short time in Congress, Sewell has held several leadership positions including Freshman Class President in the 112th Congress. In the 118th Congress, she was selected by the Democratic Whip Katherine M. Clark to serve as a Chief Deputy Whip, and sits on the prestigious Steering and Policy Committee, which sets the policy direction of the Democratic Caucus.

Congresswoman Sewell is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus where she is Co-Chair of the Voting Rights Task Force. She is a member of the New Democrat Coalition; Co-Chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus; Vice-Chair of the Congressional HBCU Caucus; and Co-Chair of the Rural Caucus. Congresswoman Sewell is an outspoken advocate for job creation, workforce development, skills training and for providing resources and economic opportunities for her constituents in the 7th Congressional District. In addition to pursuing job-creating legislation in Congress, Sewell has implemented a results-driven approach to addressing the unemployment crisis by hosting an Annual Job Fair and job readiness workshops across the district as a part of a workforce initiative called Project R.E.A.D.Y.- Realizing Everyone's Ability to Develop Yourself.

As the Member of Congress representing Alabama's civil rights district, Congresswoman Sewell has been a passionate champion for recognizing and honoring the sacrifices of those freedom fighters who served as powerful agents of change. Congresswoman Sewell was honored that her first piece of successful legislation recognized the "Four Little Girls" who tragically lost their lives during the bombing of the16th Street Baptist Church in 1963. The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian honor Congress can bestow. The bill passed unanimously in both houses of Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on May 24, 2013 in a signing ceremony in the Oval Office to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the church bombing. In March of 2015, Congresswoman Sewell welcomed the world to her hometown of Selma during the 50th Anniversary of the March from Selma to Montgomery including President and Mrs. Obama; President and Mrs. George W. Bush and more than 100 members of Congress. Sewell's second Congressional Gold Medal bill to honor the Foot Soldiers of the Voting Rights Movement was signed by President Obama on March 7, 2015, the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday.

Since the Supreme Court's disastrous Shelby County v. Holder decision in 2013 which gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA), Congresswoman Sewell has been leading the charge to restore this critical law and ensure that every eligible American has a voice in our democracy. She is the author and lead sponsor of the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act which would restore the full protections of the VRA and prohibit states with a recent history of voter discrimination from restricting voting access.

Prior to her election in 2010, Congresswoman Sewell was the first Black woman partner in the Birmingham law office of Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C., where she distinguished herself as one of the only Black public finance lawyers in the State of Alabama. A proud product of Alabama's rural Black Belt, Congresswoman Sewell was the first Black valedictorian of Selma High School. She is an honors graduate of Princeton University and Oxford University and received her law degree from Harvard Law School.

Congresswoman Sewell is a Silver Star and life member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She is the daughter of the late Coach Andrew A. Sewell of Selma, AL and retired librarian Nancy Gardner Sewell, Selma's first Black City Councilwoman, the 18th South Eastern Regional Director and former Supreme Grammateus of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.