Maria (Maria) Salazar (R-USH27)
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Capitol: 202.225.3931
FAX: 202.225.1776
District: 305.668.2285
Room 1616 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-0927

Residence: Miami, FL
Elected: 2020    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Jaime Court   DOB: 11/1/1961
Committee Assignments
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, Migration, and International Economic Policy
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Underserved, Agricultural, and Rural Business Development
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Workforce Development
FC MemberCentral America Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa, and Global Counterterrorism
MemberHouse Committee on Small Business
MemberHouse Committee on Foreign Affairs
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
FC MemberProblem Solvers Caucus (No Labels)
FC MemberConservative Climate Caucus


Congresswoman Maria Elvira Salazar proudly represents Florida's 27th Congressional District, passionately serving the people of South Florida. She currently serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs as well as the House Committee on Small Business. Congresswoman Salazar is committed to acting tirelessly in defense of individual rights and liberties, spearheading economic development & job training efforts, and promoting environmental resiliency in her community. She is well-known for her advocacy for Human Rights and democracy around the world, especially for the people of Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, and Nicaragua, as well as for her unabashed support of our global & regional partners such as Israel, Colombia, and Taiwan.

Congresswoman Salazar is a five-time Emmy Award-winning journalist- she has spent her career holding the corrupt and powerful accountable. Congresswoman Salazar has gone toe-to-toe with Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro, Chile's Augusto Pinochet, and most notably Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, being the only US Spanish-language journalist to ever interview the tyrant one-on-one. Starting at the age of 22, she has worked for every major US Spanish-language broadcasting network- Telemundo, Univision, AmericaTeve, MegaTV, and CNN en Espanol. Salazar was born in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood, the daughter of Cuban exiles. She studied at the Deerborne School of Coral Gables and graduated from Miami Dade College. Salazar holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Miami and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Congresswoman Salazar currently resides in Coral Gables with her two daughters, Nicoletta and Martina.