|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Michigan's 13th district
|Assumed office |
January 3, 2019
|Preceded by||Brenda Jones|
|Member of the|
Michigan House of Representatives
January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2014
|Preceded by||Steve Tobocman|
|Succeeded by||Stephanie Chang|
|Constituency||12th district (2009–12)|
6th district (2012–14)
July 24, 1976
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
(m. 1998; div. 2015)
|Education||Wayne State University (BA)|
Thomas M. Cooley Law School (JD)
In 2018, Tlaib won the Democratic nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives seat from Michigan's 13th congressional district. She was unopposed in the general election and became the first Muslim woman in Congress and the first Palestinian-American woman in Congress.
According to Aktualita.co: "(S)he is the first Palestinian-born congressman in the United States legislature" 
References[change | change source]
- "Member Profile". State Bar of Michigan. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
- Schallhorn, Kaitlyn (August 8, 2018). "Meet Rashida Tlaib, who is poised to become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress". Fox News. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
- Astead W. Herndon, Rashida Tlaib, With Primary Win, Is Poised to Become First Muslim Woman in Congress, New York Times (August 8, 2018).
- "With primary win, Rashida Tlaib set to become first Palestinian-American congresswoman - U.S. News". Haaretz.com. Retrieved 2018-08-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "There Will Now Likely Be Two Democratic Socialists of America Members in Congress". The Daily Beast. 2018-08-08. Retrieved 2018-08-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Rashida's profile is the Palestinian United States Congressman". Aktualita.co. 2019-01-09. Retrieved 2019-07-14. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)