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JAYAPAL, Pramila

JAYAPAL, Pramila
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JAYAPAL, Pramila, a Representative from Washington; born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, September 21, 1965; A.B., Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1986; M.B.A., Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., 1990; financial analyst; nonprofit executive; member of the Washington state senate, 2015-2016; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Fifteenth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2017-present).

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Bibliography / Further Reading

"Pramila Jayapal" in Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Congress, 1900-2017. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of the Historian and the Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Publishing Office, 2018.

Jayapal, Pramila. Pilgrimage: One Woman’s Return to a Changing India. Seattle: Seal Press, 2000.

Jayapal, Pramila. Use the Power You Have: A Brown Woman’s Guide to Politics and Political Change. New York: The New Press, 2020.

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Budget
  • House Committee - Education and Labor
  • House Committee - Judiciary
  • House Committee - Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth
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