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Rashida Tlaib

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Rashida Tlaib
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 13th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Preceded byBrenda Jones
Member of the
Michigan House of Representatives
In office
January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2014
Preceded bySteve Tobocman
Succeeded byStephanie Chang
Constituency12th district (2009–12)
6th district (2012–14)
Personal details
Rashida Harbi

(1976-07-24) July 24, 1976 (age 47)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Fayez Tlaib
(m. 1998; div. 2015)
EducationWayne State University (BA)
Thomas M. Cooley Law School (JD)
WebsiteHouse website

Rashida Tlaib[1] (born July 24, 1976) is an American politician and attorney. She is a Democratic former member of the Michigan House of Representatives. She represented the 6th District.

Tlaib became the first Muslim American woman to serve in the Michigan Legislature, and the second Muslim woman in history to be elected to any U.S. state legislature.[2]

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.[3][4]

She is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.[5]

According to Aktualita.co: "(S)he is the first Palestinian-born congressman in the United States legislature" [6]

Tlaib is a member of "The Squad" along with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley. In 2020, she endorsed Bernie Sanders for President.


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  1. "Member Profile". State Bar of Michigan. Archived from the original on 2018-08-09. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  2. 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.
  3. Astead W. Herndon, Rashida Tlaib, With Primary Win, Is Poised to Become First Muslim Woman in Congress, New York Times (August 8, 2018).
  4. "With primary win, Rashida Tlaib set to become first Palestinian-American congresswoman - U.S. News". Haaretz. Haaretz.com. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  5. "There Will Now Likely Be Two Democratic Socialists of America Members in Congress". The Daily Beast. 2018-08-08. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  6. "Rashida's profile is the Palestinian United States Congressman". Aktualita.co. 2019-01-09. Retrieved 2019-07-14.