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Jul 11, 2024
Press
Tlaib, DeLauro Introduce the Auto Insurance Expense Relief Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-12) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) introduced the Auto Insurance Expense Relief Act to support working families by including auto insurance expenses in the cost-of-living formula used to determine eligibility for federal assistance programs. Currently, 49 of 50 states require drivers to have auto insurance, yet this cost is […]


News and Announcements


Jun 28, 2024
Press

Tlaib Statement on Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-12) released the following statement on the recent Supreme Court decision: “Today’s decision is a power grab for the corrupt Supreme Court who continues to do the bidding of greedy corporations. The MAGA Court just overruled 40 years of precedent that empowered federal agencies to hold powerful corporations […]



Jun 28, 2024
Press

Tlaib Statement on City of Grants Pass v. Johnson

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-12) released the following statement on the recent Supreme Court decision: “The far-right Supreme Court just ruled that it is legal to criminalize homelessness. This ruling is a heartbreaking display of the dehumanization of our unhoused neighbors. It is unconscionable to criminalize people who are simply trying to […]



Jun 20, 2024
Justice for All

Tlaib, Kamlager-Dove Introduce Resolution on Juneteenth to Honor, Preserve, and Invest in Freedmen’s Settlements

DETROIT — Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib (MI-12) and Sydney Kamlager-Dove (CA-37) introduced a resolution to honor, preserve, and invest in former Freedmen’s Settlements—communities established by freed enslaved African Americans following the abolition of slavery. Over 1,200 Freedmen’s Settlements and Black towns were established throughout the South and across the nation before and after emancipation to create safer, self-sustaining, and thriving communities away […]


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Issues

Justice for All


Michigan’s 12th Congressional District is a beautifully diverse place where Black folks make up the largest plurality, several different ethnicities comprise its population, many languages are spoken, and much of its population is foreign-born. Our residents may have different needs and priorities, but at the most basic level, we must protect civil rights and voting rights and ensure a quality education for all. It is also imperative that we work to help create a better pathway toward citizenship for our immigrant communities. Justice for All Civil Rights Act Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-12) re-introduced the Justice for All (JFA) Act of 2023, historic legislation that pushes back against decades of conservative court rulings to restore the original intent of our civil rights laws by reaffirming the availability of discrimination claims based on disparate impact. The JFA Act includes a private right of action and a prohibition on forced arbitration, both essential to allowing victims of discrimination, actual or perceived, to vindicate their rights, enjoin discriminatory behavior, and/or receive an award of damages and attorneys’ fees. Specifically, Justice For All restores and expands protections of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Housing Act of 1968, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. America’s most critical civil rights laws have been significantly undermined by conservative court rulings over the years, including the elimination of the availability of civil rights claims based on disparate impact rather than the more difficult to prove discriminatory intent. Tlaib’s bill would result in expanded protections, stronger civil rights, and a more inclusive America by, in part: Amending the aforementioned civil rights laws to prohibit actions which have a discriminatory effect, regardless of any discriminatory intent, and providing tools – including a private right of action – to combat intentional and unintentional discrimination against people based on (actual or perceived) race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, or national origin. Protecting people from discrimination in all aspects of life, including housing, schooling, public accommodations, employment, government facilities, privatized government functions, federally funded programs, and any commercial establishment (online or physical). Prohibiting the use of compelled arbitration clauses, which are frequently used to extinguish consumer and employee rights. Eliminating qualified immunity for government employees, which allows them to escape responsibility for their actions, and establishing that units of government are liable for the acts of their officials, including, most importantly, police officers who violate people’s civil rights. The bill also prohibits racial and gender profiling in police investigations and activity. Holding all employers accountable for the actions of all employees and eliminating court-created defenses that allow employers to escape liability for creating hostile work environments. Giving victims of disparate impact discrimination the compensation they deserve and the attorney’s fees necessary to allow civil rights lawyers to take up their cases. Clarifying the definition of “sex” for purposes of civil rights to include sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity, sex stereotypes, or any sex-related traits. No matter how you identify, our civil rights laws must protect you. A summary of the Justice For All Act can be found here.

Ending Poverty


Michigan’s 12th Congressional District is home to some of the most vulnerable communities in our nation. It is so important that our communities have access to resources that result in a better quality of life. We are championing issues like raising the minimum wage and the Green Jobs Act, preventing insurance redlining, expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit, and protecting low income housing. These are all issues that affect our residents’ financial health and puts them on a path toward stability and prosperity. BOOST Act The Building Our Opportunities to Survive and Thrive (BOOST) Act will address poverty and provide relief for low- and moderate-income households by introducing a new tax credit for working class individuals and families. The bill provides additional income to and serves as a buffer for people and families who have seen their cost of living rise without their wages increasing at the same pace. Unlike the GOP Tax Scam, which was purported to benefit these families but only slashed their refunds, the BOOST Act will put real money in their pockets. Read more about my work on this issue.

Environmental Justice


Experiencing respiratory illness, fallout from environmental emissions, and noxious odors on a daily basis has a profound negative impact on our communities’ quality of life. Protecting our air and water goes hand in hand with protecting our health, especially from the corporate polluters who place profit over people. Read more about my work on this issue.