Rashida Tlaib Biography, Age, Education, Husband, Kids, Congresswoman, Net Worth

Rashida Harbi Tlaib

Rashida Tlaib Biography

Rashida Tlaib is an American politician and lawyer serving as the U.S. representative for Michigan’s 13th congressional district since 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, Tlaib represented the 6th and 12th districts of the Michigan House of Representatives before her election to Congress.

Rashida Tlaib Age

Rashida Harbi was born on 24th July, 1976, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

Rashida Tlaib Height

She stand at a height of 5 feet and 8 inches tall.

Rashida Tlaib Education

Tlaib attended elementary school at Harms, Bennett Elementary, and Phoenix Academy. She graduated from Southwestern High School in Detroit in 1994. Tlaib received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Wayne State University in 1998 and her Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2004. Tlaib was admitted to the bar in 2007.

Rashida Tlaib Nationality

She is an American Nationality.

Rashida Tlaib Parents

Her father, Harbi Elabed, was born in East Jerusalem, and her mother, Fatima, grew up in Beit Ur al-Fouqa, a village in the West Bank. They were already settled in Detroit before 1976, the year Tlaib was born. The city was reeling from years of deindustrialization and redlining and the deadly unrest of 1967. Capital had fled in search of cheap labor, as had white residents, leaving the city majority Black.

Tlaib’s father, who died in 2017, was an assembly-line worker at the Ford Motor Company and a United Auto Workers member. They had a difficult relationship, but she credits him with introducing her to politics. When she turned 18, instead of wishing her a happy birthday, he told her to register to vote.

Rashida Tlaib Siblings

Tlaib grew up caring for her seven brothers and six sisters.

Rashida Tlaib Husband

She married Fayez Tlaib, in 1998, at the age of 22.

Rashida Tlaib Children

Tlaib and her husband, Fayez Tlaib, have two sons, Adam and Yousif.

Rashida Tlaib Congresswoman

Tlaib won the Democratic nomination for the United States House of Representatives seat from Michigan’s 13th congressional district in 2018. She ran unopposed in the general election and became the first woman of Palestinian descent in Congress, the first Muslim woman to serve in the Michigan legislature, and one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, along with Ilhan Omar (D-MN).

Rashida began her political career in 2004 when she interned with State Representative Steve Tobocman. When Tobocman became Majority Floor Leader in 2007, he hired Tlaib to his staff. In 2008 Tobocman encouraged Tlaib to run for his seat, which he was vacating due to term limits. The urban district is 40% Hispanic, 25% African-American, 30% non-Hispanic white Americans, and 2% Arab American.

Tlaib faced a crowded primary that included several Latinos, including former State Representative Belda Garza. She emerged victorious, carrying 44% of the vote in the eight-way Democratic primary and winning the general election with over 90% of the vote.

Rashida has said she opposed providing aid to a “Netanyahu Israel” and supported the Palestinian right of return and a one-state solution. In 2018, J Street withdrew its endorsement of Tlaib due to her support for a one-state solution. J Street stated that she had misled it about her views on the issue during her primary campaign. Tlaib is one of the few members of Congress to openly support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.

Tlaib supported the efforts to impeach President Trump. In August 2016, she protested a speech Trump gave at Cobo Center and was ejected from the venue. On her first day in Congress, January 3, 2019, she published an op-ed with John Bonifaz in which she argued that it was not necessary to wait for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to complete his criminal investigation before proceeding with impeachment.

Rashida supports domestic reforms, including Medicare for All and a $18 to $20 hourly minimum wage. On November 5, 2021, Tlaib was one of six House Democrats to break with their party and vote against the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act because it was decoupled from the social safety net provisions in the Build Back Better Act.

Rashida Tlaib Salary

Rashida earns an estimated annual salary of USD 140,000.

Rashida Tlaib Net Worth

Rashida’s net worth is estimated to be USD 1 million.

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