List of Hindu members of the United States Congress

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This is a list of Hindu members of the United States Congress.

As of 2021, three practicing Hindus have ever been elected to Congress, the first being Tulsi Gabbard in 2013. In total, seven members of Congress have been either practicing Hindus or born into Hindu families but adhering to other religions. Two practicing Hindus currently serve in the United States House of Representatives.

Senate

No Hindu has ever served in the United States Senate.

House of Representatives

Hindu members of the House of Representatives
Representative Party State Term start Term end Notes
Tulsi Gabbard August 2019.jpg Tulsi Gabbard
(born 1981)[1][2]
Democratic Hawaii January 3, 2013 January 3, 2021 First practicing Hindu elected to Congress
Ro Khanna, official portrait, 115th Congress.jpg Ro Khanna
(born 1976)[3][4]
Democratic California January 3, 2017 Incumbent One of the first two practicing Hindus of Indian descent to be elected to Congress
Raja Krishnamoorthi official photo.jpg Raja Krishnamoorthi
(born 1973)[5][6]
Democratic Illinois January 3, 2017 Incumbent One of the first two practicing Hindus of Indian descent to be elected to Congress

See also

References

  1. ^ Sacirbey, Omar (November 2, 2012). "Hawaii Democrat poised to be elected first Hindu in Congress". Washington Post. Religion News Service. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved December 28, 2019.
  2. ^ Kumar, Arvind (November 15, 2012). "The first Hindu in US Congress". Indian Weekender. Retrieved October 18, 2019.
  3. ^ https://sojo.net/articles/how-faith-fuels-anti-war-stances-3-us-representatives
  4. ^ "Ro Khanna Reflects on Gandhi's 150th Birthday". Congressman Ro Khanna. 2019-10-02. Retrieved 2020-06-27.
  5. ^ "Raja Krishnamoorthi heading to U.S. Congress". The Hindu. November 9, 2016.
  6. ^ Bhattacharyya, Anirudh (August 29, 2016). "Raja Krishnamoorthi: First-ever Hindu of Indian origin may make it to the US House of Representatives". firstpost.com. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
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