Member of Congress

Rep. Terri Sewell

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Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell is in her fourth term representing Alabama’s 7th Congressional District.  She is one of the first women elected to Congress from Alabama in her own right and is the first black woman to ever serve in the Alabama Congressional delegation.

Congresswoman Sewell sits on the exclusive House Ways and Means Committee and the distinguished House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence charged with the oversight of our national security.

In her short time in Congress, Sewell has held several leadership positions, including Freshman Class President in the 112th Congress.  This current term, she was selected by Democratic leadership to serve as a Chief Deputy Whip, and sits on the prestigious Steering and Policy Committee which sets the policy direction of the Democratic Caucus.  Congresswoman Sewell is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus and is Vice Chair of the New Democrat Coalition.  She is also Co-Chair of the newly formed Voting Rights Caucus.