List of Buddhist members of the United States Congress
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As of 2020, only three Buddhists have ever been elected to Congress, the first being Mazie Hirono and Hank Johnson in 2007. One Buddhist currently serves in the House of Representatives and one Buddhist serves in the Senate.
|Senator||Party||State||Term start||Term end||Notes|
|Democratic||Hawaii||January 3, 2013||Incumbent||First Buddhist in the Senate|
House of Representatives
|Representative||Party||State||Term start||Term end||Notes|
|Democratic||Hawaii||January 3, 2007||January 3, 2013||First of two Buddhists in Congress|
|Democratic||Georgia||January 3, 2007||Incumbent||First of two Buddhists in Congress|
|Democratic||Hawaii||January 3, 2011||January 3, 2015||Her election made Hawaii the only state with a majority non-Christian House delegation.|
|November 14, 2016||January 3, 2019|
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- "Buddhists Get the Vote". Manitoba Buddhist Temple. November 5, 2010. Archived from the original on July 12, 2013. Retrieved August 12, 2012.
- Camire, Dennis (January 5, 2007). "What happened to ... religious tolerance". Honolulu Advertiser. Gannett Company. Retrieved August 9, 2011.
- Jonathan Tilove. "New Congress brings with it religious firsts". Newhouse News Service. Archived from the original on 19 December 2006.
- "Faith on the Hill: The Religious Composition of the 114th Congress". Pew Research Center. January 5, 2015. Retrieved September 13, 2016.
The number of Buddhists in Congress fell from three to two, as Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, D-Hawaii, lost her bid for a Senate seat.