Al (Al) Green (D-09)

US Representative Al Green

Al (Al) Green (D-09)
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Capitol: 202.225.7508
FAX: 202.225.2947
District: 713.383.9234
Representative
Room 2347 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-4309
3003 South Loop West
Houston, TX 77054-1301
Residence:Houston, TX

Committee Assignments

ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
FC MemberCongressional Savings and Ownership Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Texas Maritime Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery
FC MemberCongressional Pakistan Caucus
FC MemberHouse Diversity and Innovation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Azerbaijan Caucus
FC MemberCenter Aisle Caucus [CAC]
FC MemberTEX-21 Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fraternal Caucus
FC MemberHouse Trade Working Group [HTWG]
FC MemberVietnam Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance
FC MemberHouse Caucus on International Religious Freedom
MemberHouse Committee on Financial Services
FC MemberCongressional Singapore Caucus
FC MemberTextile Caucus
FC MemberCongressional JOBS NOW! Caucus
Ranking MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
MemberHouse Committee on Homeland Security
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention (IP)
FC MemberRural Health Care Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Military Families Caucus
FC MemberHouse Afterschool Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberJob Corps Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Urban Caucus
FC MemberOut of Poverty Caucus
FC MemberHouse Hunger Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Children's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus (STEM Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberIndia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberUSO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bicameral High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Black Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus

Bio

On January 3, 2021, U.S. Congressman Al Green took the oath of office to serve the people of Texas' 9th Congressional District and began his ninth term in the United States House of Representatives. As a veteran civil rights advocate, he has fought for those in society whose voices, too often, are not heard. Congressman Al Green currently serves on the Financial Services Committee as well as the Committee on Homeland Security. On the Financial Services Committee, he serves on three subcommittees- Diversity and Inclusion; Housing, Community Development, and Insurance; as well as Oversight and Investigations, where he holds the position of Chair. On the Committee on Homeland Security, he serves on two subcommittees- Emergency Preparedness, Response, & Recovery and Border Security, Facilitation, & Operations. Within the Democratic Party he holds the position of Assistant Whip. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Congressman Al Green's family taught him the importance of positive preparation through education and righteous resistance to overcome persistent injustice. He attended Florida A&M University, Howard University, and the Tuskegee Institute. Without receiving an undergraduate degree, he enrolled in the Thurgood Marshall School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctorate in 1973. As a law student, he earned awards in Federal Procedure and Conflicts. After graduating from law school, Congressman Al Green co-founded and co-managed the law firm of Green, Wilson, Dewberry, and Fitch. In 1977, he was appointed Justice of the Peace in Harris County, Texas, where he served for 26 years before retiring in 2004. Throughout his career, Congressman Al Green has enjoyed the respect of his colleagues as well as a wide cross-section of community leaders, who have praised his legal skills, impeccable character, and ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds. For approximately ten years, Congressman Al Green served as president of the Houston Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Under his leadership, the organization grew to unprecedented heights, increasing membership from a few hundred to many thousands, and the staff from one to more than ten. As a testament to his exceptional service to the community, and in recognition of his outstanding professional achievement as well as his superior leadership ability, Congressman Al Green has received numerous awards and accolades. Steadfast in his commitment to serving the communities he represents in Congress, he is a member of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) as well as the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). Congressman Green holds memberships in several community organizations, including Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity. As evidence of how truly blessed Congressman Al Green believes he is, when asked, "How are you?" he often responds, "Better than I deserve."

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2004    Next Election: 2022
DOB: 9/1/1947
Counties Representing
Fort Bend
Harris