Sheila Jackson Lee

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Democratic Texas

U.S. House (Texas 18)

01/03/1995

Family: Husband: Elwyn; 2 Children: Erica, Jason

Born: 01/12/1950 Jamaica, NY

Home: Houston, Texas

Religion: Seventh Day Adventist

Education: JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 1975 BA, Political Science, Yale University, 1972 Attended, New York University

Profession: Associate Municipal Court Judge, City of Houston, 1987-1989 Attorney, Private Practice

Political: Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1994-present Houston City Council, 1990-1994 Democratic Nominee, Texas District Court Judge, 1988 Senior Whip, Democratic Caucus Former Senior Counsel, United States House of Representatives Democratic At-Large Whip, United States House of Representatives

Congressional Membership: Whip/Vice Chair, Congressional Black Caucus, 2003-present Founder/Co-Chair, Congressional Children's Caucus, 2003-present United States House of Representatives Select Committee on Assassinations, 1977-1978 9/11 Commission Caucus Chair, Airport and Cable Committees Bipartisan Congressional Refugee Caucus Building a Better America Caucus Children and Families Task Force Co-Chair, Congressional Algeria Caucus Congressional Arts Caucus Congressional Caucus on Ethiopia and Ethiopian-Americans Congressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans Congressional Caucus on the Judicial Branch Congressional Caucus on Nigeria Congressional Caucus for Women?s Issues Congressional Coastal Caucus Congressional Diabetes Caucus Congressional Entertainment Industries Caucus Congressional Fire Services Caucus Congressional French Caucus Congressional Gulf of Mexico Caucus Congressional Human Rights Caucus Congressional Internet Caucus Congressional Labor and Working Families Caucus Congressional Missing and Exploited Children's Caucus Congressional Native American Caucus Co-Chair, Congressional Pakistan Caucus Congressional Port Security Caucus Congressional Progressive Caucus Congressional Recycling Caucus Congressional Tri-Caucus Congressional Urban Caucus Congressional United Services Organization Caucus Congressional Victim's Rights Caucus Congressional Vision Caucus Congressional Wireless Caucus Co-Chair, Democratic Caucus' Task Force on Children Democratic Homeland Security Task Force Co-Chair, Democratic Outreach Task Force Democratic Study Group Faith and Values in Politics Task Force Friends of Norway Caucus High Tech Caucus House Democratic Caucus House Democratic Steering Committee House Hunger Caucus Chair, Human Relations Committee Immigration Task Force Interstate 69 Caucus Katrina Task Force Law Enforcement Caucus National Guard and Reserve Components Congressional Members Organization Out of Iraq Caucus Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus Songwriters Caucus TEX-21 Congressional Caucus Co-Chair, United States-Afghanistan Caucus

Organization Membership: State Bar Association of Justice Committee Former Chair, Black Women Lawyers Association Former President, Houston Lawyers Association Member, Texas Municipal Judges Association Member, Texas State Bar Member, United Way

Committees:

Foreign Affairs

Homeland Security

Judiciary

Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health

Subcommittee on Border, Maritime, and Global Counterterrorism

Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy

Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property

Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security

Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law Membership

Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade

Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection

Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties

Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia

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