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Rep. Rashida Tlaib

Representative for Michigan’s 12th District

pronounced ruh-SHEE-duh // tuh-LEEB

Tlaib is the representative for Michigan’s 12th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2023. Tlaib is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. She is 47 years old.

She was previously the representative for Michigan’s 13th congressional district as a Democrat from 2019 to 2022.

Photo of Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D-MI12]


Tlaib was arrested at a protest in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building on July, 19 2022. The same month the Committee published a committee report indicating they will pay a $50 fine.

Jul. 29, 2022 House Committee on Ethics published a committee report indicating they will pay a $50 fine

In 2019, Tlaib was accused of reporting improper campaign expenditures. In August, the Office of Congressional Ethics recommended further review by the House Committee on Ethics. In November, the House Committee on Ethics published the Office of Congressional Ethics Report and Findings and Tlaib's response. In August 2020, the House Committee on Ethics found that while Rep. Tlaib did receive campaign funds for personal use after the 2018 general election, it was an error and not malfeasance. She is fined $10,800, the amount she received after the election.

Aug. 16, 2019 Office of Congressional Ethics recommended further review by the House Committee on Ethics
Nov. 15, 2019 House Committee on Ethics published the Office of Congressional Ethics Report and Findings and the member's response
Aug. 7, 2020 House Committee on Ethics fined Rep. Tlaib $10,800, the amount of campaign funds she received after the election and concluded that it was an error, not malfeasance


Tlaib proposed $44 million in earmarks for fiscal year 2024, including:

  • $5 million to City of Detroit for “Detroit Lead Service Line Replacement Project”
  • $4 million to Wayne County, Michigan for “Multi-City Lead Service Line Removal Project. Wayne, County, Michigan 12th Congressional District”
  • $4 million to City of Livonia, Michigan for “Project Catalyst: Launching Livonia Vision 21 – New Wellness Center. City of Livonia, Wayne County, Michigan, 12th Congressional District”

These are earmark requests which may or may not survive the legislative process to becoming law. Most representatives from both parties requested earmarks for fiscal year 2024. Across representatives who requested earmarks, the median total amount requested for this fiscal year was $39 million.

Earmarks are federal expenditures, tax benefits, or tariff benefits requested by a legislator for a specific entity. Rather than being distributed through a formula or competitive process administered by the executive branch, earmarks may direct spending where it is most needed for the legislator's district. All earmark requests in the House of Representatives are published online for the public to review. We don’t have earmark requests for senators. The fiscal year begins on October 1 of the prior calendar year. Source: Background: Earmark Disclosure Rules in the House


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 Report Card for Tlaib.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Tlaib is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Tlaib has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Sep 30, 2023. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Rashida Tlaib sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Tlaib was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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Does 4 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Tlaib sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (35%) Immigration (16%) Taxation (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) International Affairs (8%) Arts, Culture, Religion (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Tlaib recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Tlaib voted Nay

Tlaib voted Nay

Tlaib voted Nay

Passed 215/207 on Jul 28, 2021.

This bill includes provisions on two separate subjects: 1) the domestic production of semiconductors and incentives for science and technology research and development and 2) …

Tlaib voted Nay

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due …

Tlaib voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Oct 2023, Tlaib missed 19 of 2,467 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. This is better than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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