Experience: House: District 5, 2007-Present
Home State: Minnesota
Running: President, United States, 2016
Total Raised: $1,768,856Coverage End: Thursday, June 30, 2016
Winning: Won with 0.00%
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    Full Name: Keith Maurice Ellison
    Gender: Male
    Family: Divorced; 4 Children: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Elijah, Amirah
    Birth Date: 08/04/1963
    Birth Place: Detroit, MI
    Home City: Minneapolis, MN
    Religion: Muslim


    JD, University of Minnesota Law School, Twin Cities, 1990
    BA, Economics, Wayne State University, 1987

Political Experience

    Representative, United States House of Representatives, 2006-present
    Representative, Minnesota State House of Representatives, 2004-2006

Current Legislative Committees

    Financial Services, Member
    Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises, Member
    Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, Member
    Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, Member
    Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (Financial Services), Member

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees

    Member, Bicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
    Member, Center for Strategic and International Studies Commission on Global Health
    Member, Children's Environmental Health Caucus
    Member, Congressional Adoption Caucus
    Member, Congressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus
    Member, Congressional Arts Caucus
    Member, Congressional Black Caucus
    Member, Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
    Member, Congressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine
    Founder, Congressional Consumer Justice Caucus
    Member, Congressional Diabetes Caucus
    Member, Congressional E911 Caucus
    Member, Congressional Human Rights Caucus
    Member, Congressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
    Vice Chair, Congressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Equality Caucus
    Member, Congressional Populist Caucus
    Co-Chair, Congressional Progressive Caucus
    Member, Congressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
    Member, Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus
    Member, Green Jobs Caucus
    Member, House Democracy Assistance Commission
    Member, Law Enforcement Caucus
    Member, Out of Iraq Caucus
    Member, Pro-Choice Caucus
    Member, Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission

Professional Experience

    Attorney, Hassan and Reed Limited
    Executive Director, Legal Rights Center Incorporated
    Attorney, Linquist and Vennum

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

    Co-Founder, Environmental Justice Advocates of Minnesota
Total: 1
Sanders wins second lawmaker endorsement

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) is the second lawmaker to endorse Sanders.

By Ben Kamisar | The Hill
General Survey
Issue Title Candidate's Answers
1. Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right

Strongly Support
2. Stricter punishment reduces crime

3. Marijuana is a gateway drug
4. Higher taxes on the wealthy

5. Stimulus better than market-led recovery

Strongly Support
6. Vouchers for school choice

Strongly Oppose
7. Make voter registration easier

Strongly Support
8. Prioritize green energy

Strongly Support
9. Avoid foreign entanglements
10. Expand the military

Strongly Oppose
11. Support & expand free trade

Strongly Oppose
12. Support American Exceptionalism
13. Absolute right to gun ownership

Strongly Oppose
14. Expand ObamaCare

Strongly Support
15. Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens

No Opinion
16. EPA regulations are too restrictive

Strongly Oppose
17. Keep God in the public sphere

18. Legally require hiring more women & minorities

Strongly Support
19. Comfortable with same-sex marriage

Strongly Support
20. Privatize Social Security

Strongly Oppose
Total: 194
Introduced Date Bill Number Bill Title Last Action
03/09/2017 H.R.933 Employee Empowerment Act 03/09/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.  (All Actions)
02/17/2017 H.R.1143 Hygiene Assistance for Families of Infants and Toddlers Act of 2017 02/17/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.  (All Actions)
02/17/2017 H.R.1034 Zero Waste Development and Expansion Act of 2017 02/17/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.  (All Actions)
02/16/2017 H.R.1146 Equal Opportunity for Residential Representation Act 02/16/2017 Referred to House Ways and Means  (All Actions)
02/16/2017 H.R.1145 Housing for Homeless Students Act of 2017 02/16/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.  (All Actions)
02/16/2017 H.R.1144 Inclusive Prosperity Act of 2017 02/16/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.  (All Actions)
02/15/2017 H.R.1080 HBCU Investment Expansion Act 02/15/2017 Referred to House Financial Services  (All Actions)
02/15/2017 H.R.1079 Campus Gun Policy Transparency Act 02/15/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.  (All Actions)
02/14/2017 H.R.1044 Same Day Registration Act of 2017 02/14/2017 Referred to the House Committee on House Administration.  (All Actions)
02/14/2017 H.Res.118 Expressing support for the designation of February 14 of each year as International Flower Workers' Day, in acknowledgment of workers in flower-producing countries and to demonstrate the commitment of the United States to practices that respect labor rights in other countries. 02/14/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade.  (All Actions)
02/10/2017 H.R.988 To provide for a study by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies on the impact of diverting certain freight rail traffic to avoid urban areas, and for other purposes. 02/10/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials.  (All Actions)
02/10/2017 H.R.934 Personal Drug Importation Fairness Act of 2017 02/10/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.  (All Actions)
02/10/2017 H.R.759 Ability to Repay Verification Enabling Act 02/10/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Human Resources.  (All Actions)
02/08/2017 H.R.932 MOVE Act 02/08/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.  (All Actions)
02/07/2017 H.R.948 Common Sense Housing Investment Act of 2017 02/07/2017 Referred to House Financial Services  (All Actions)
02/07/2017 H.R.915 Permanently Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2017 02/07/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.  (All Actions)
02/06/2017 H.R.470 Fair Franchise Act of 2017 02/06/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.  (All Actions)
02/03/2017 H.Res.87 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that a Global Marshall Plan holds the potential to demonstrate the commitment of the United States to peace and prosperity through poverty reduction in the United States and abroad. 02/03/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.  (All Actions)
01/27/2017 H.R.704 Small Business and Community Investments Expansion Act of 2017 01/27/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.  (All Actions)
01/25/2017 H.R.471 Small Business Administration Franchise Loan Transparency Act of 2017 01/25/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection.  (All Actions)
Total: 3352
Date Bill Number Bill Title Result Vote
06/12/2017 H.Res.380 Commemorating one year since the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, 2016.
06/08/2017 H.R.2854 To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to permit an individual who is subject to a requirement to present identification as a condition of voting in an election for Federal office to meet such requirement by presenting a sworn written statement attesting to the individual's identification, and for other purposes.
06/08/2017 H.R.2841 To prevent a person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor hate crime, or received an enhanced sentence for a misdemeanor because of hate or bias in its commission, from obtaining a firearm.
06/08/2017 H.R.2840 To amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to require each State to ensure that each individual who provides identifying information to the State motor vehicle authority is automatically registered to vote in elections for Federal office held in the State unless the individual does not meet the eligibility requirements for registering to vote in such elections or declines to be registered to vote in such elections, and for other purposes.
06/08/2017 H.R.2827 To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend and expand the membership of the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans to include veterans who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.
05/22/2017 H.R.2585 To reduce risks to the financial system by limiting banks' ability to engage in certain risky activities and limiting conflicts of interest, to reinstate certain Glass-Steagall Act protections that were repealed by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and for other purposes.
05/18/2017 H.R.2519 To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint commemorative coins in recognition of the 100th anniversary of The American Legion.
05/18/2017 H.R.1872 Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act of 2017
05/18/2017 H.Res.239 Supporting ongoing efforts by the United States Government, in concert with the United Nations and the donor community, to respond to drought and food insecurity in the Horn of Africa.
05/18/2017 H.R.1677 Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2017
05/18/2017 H.Res.128 Supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia.
05/17/2017 H.R.2499 To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require States to meet standards for the location and operation of polling places used in elections for Federal office, including a standard requiring States to ensure that no individual waits for longer than one hour to cast a vote at a polling place, and for other purposes.
05/17/2017 H.R.2491 To impose sanctions with respect to foreign persons responsible for gross violations of internationally recognized human rights against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals, and for other purposes.
05/17/2017 H.R.2477 To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for the refinancing of certain Federal student loans, and for other purposes.
05/17/2017 H.Res.332 Supporting the goals and ideals of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
05/17/2017 H.R.356 Protecting Our Democracy Act
05/16/2017 H.R.2447 Low-Income Solar Act
05/08/2017 H.R.534 U.S. Wants to Compete for a World Expo Act
05/05/2017 H.R.2351 Minority Diabetes Initiative Act
05/04/2017 H.R.2392 Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act of 2017
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