Human Rights Campaign endorses re-election of 184 U.S. House Equality Act incumbents in 2022

While there are a record number of discriminatory anti-LGBTQ+ bills introduced in state legislatures across the country, we also recognize and celebrate the historically pro-equality majority in the U.S. House and the record number of openly LGBTQ+ members of Congress currently serving in the US House.

These 184 members have consistently supported the Equality Act, landmark federal legislation that would modernize our nation’s civil rights laws by including explicit protections for LGBTQ+ people, as well as improving protections for women, of color and people of all faiths. The House passed the Equality Act in February 2021 and also passed important additional legislation for the LGBTQ+ community, including:

  • LGBTQ Business Credit Enforcement and Investment Act

  • Global Respect Act

  • LGBTQI Data Inclusion Act

  • Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act

  • American Dream and Promise Act

  • Bipartisan Background Checks Act

  • John Lewis Advancement of Suffrage Act

  • COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act

  • Women’s Health Protection Act

  • Reauthorization of the Domestic Violence Prevention Services Act

Human Rights Campaign Acting President Joni Madison released the following statement:

“At a time when lawmakers across the country are attacking LGBTQ+ children and denying equality before the law to LGBTQ+ people in crucial areas of life like housing, education, and government and health services, the House representatives from the United States served as a beacon of hope for our community.

The members of the United States House approved by the HRC today are the champions of equality. They advanced legislation during the 117th Congress to get our democracy back on track and bring about real, positive change in the daily lives of LGBTQ+ people, including passing the Equality Act, crucial federal legislation that would ensure finally, explicit protections for LGBTQ+ people under our nation’s existing law. civil rights laws.

In the 2018 and 2020 elections, millions of young people, people of color and LGBTQ+ people showed up in record numbers to defeat anti-equality politicians and send the message that the politics of discrimination and division will not win. We can and must do it again, and HRC is committed to mobilizing 62 million equality voters across the country to turn out in November and ensure victory for these endorsed candidates. Lives and our democracy are at stake.”

Across the country, HRC PAC works every day to elect pro-equality leaders who will champion policies that support the rights and lives of LGBTQ+ people. During the 2020 election cycle, HRC field staff recruited 5,800 individual volunteers across the country who completed 28,500 hours of voter contact in over 2,650 volunteer events. HRC engaged in strong digital and online GOTV efforts, including sending over 2.7 million person-to-person text messages, a massive increase from 2018 when approximately 500,000 text messages were sent . HRC sent over 2.5 million letters, had over 930,000 phone conversations with voters and engaged over 200,000 voters through the HRC Voter Dashboard at hrc.org/vote.

HRC-approved US House incumbents seek re-election

House management:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, CA-11

Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, MD-5

Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, SC-6

Assistant Lecturer Katherine Clark, MA-5

Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries, NY-8

Openly LGBTQ+ representatives:

David Cicilline, RI-1

Angie Craig, MN-2

Sharice Davids, KS-3

Mondary Jones, NY-10

Sean Patrick Maloney, NY-17

Chris Pappas, NH-1

Mark Pocan, WI-2

Mark Takano, CA-39

Ritchie Torres, NY-15

Additional representatives:

  1. Terri Sewell, AL-7

  2. Tom O’Halleran, AZ-2

  3. Ruben Gallego, AZ-3

  4. Greg Stanton, AZ-4

  5. Raul M. Grijalva, AZ-7

  6. Jared Huffman, CA-2

  7. Mike Thompson, CA-4

  8. Ami Bera, CA-6

  9. Doris Matsui, CA-7

  10. John Garamendi, CA-8

  11. Josh Harder, CA-9

  12. Marc DeSaulnier, CA-10

  13. Barbara Lee, CA-12

  14. Eric Swalwell, CA-14

  15. Anna Eshoo, CA-16

  16. Ro Khanna, CA-17

  17. Zoe Lofgren, CA-18

  18. Jimmy Panetta, CA-19

  19. Jim Costa, CA-21

  20. Salud Carbajal, CA-24

  21. Raul Ruiz, CA-25

  22. Julia Brownley, CA-26

  23. Judy Chu, CA-28

  24. Tony Cardenas, CA-29

  25. Adam Schiff, CA-30

  26. Grace Napolitano, CA-31

  27. Brad Sherman, CA-32

  28. Pete Aguilar, CA-33

  29. Jimmy Gomez, CA-34

  30. Norma Torres, CA-35

  31. Ted Lieu, CA-36

  32. Linda Sanchez, CA-38

  33. Maxine Waters, CA-43

  34. Nanette Barragan, CA-44

  35. Lou Correa, CA-46

  36. Katie Porter, CA-47

  37. Mike Levin, CA-49

  38. Scott Peters, CA-50

  39. Sara Jacobs, CA-51

  40. Juan Vargas, CA-52

  41. Diana DeGette, CO-1

  42. Joe Neguse, CO-2

  43. Jason Raven, CO-6

  44. John B. Larson, CT-1

  45. Joe Courtney, CT-2

  46. Rosa L. DeLauro, CT-3

  47. Jim Himes, CT-4

  48. Jahana Hayes, CT-5

  49. Lisa Blunt Rochester, DE-AL

  50. Al Lawson, Jr., FL-2

  51. Darren Soto, FL-9

  52. Kathy Beaver, FL-14

  53. Lois Frankel, FL-22

  54. Frederica Wilson, FL-24

  55. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, FL-25

  56. Bishop of Sanford, GA-2

  57. Hank Johnson, GA-4

  58. Nikema Williams, GA-5

  59. Lucy McBath, AG-7

  60. David Scott, AG-13

  61. Case Ed, HI-1

  62. Cindy Axene, RN-3

  63. Robin Kelly, IL-2

  64. Jesus Chuy Garcia, IL-4

  65. Mike Quigley, IL-5

  66. Sean Casten, IL-6

  67. Danny K. Davis, IL-7

  68. Raja Krishnamoorthi, IL-8

  69. Jan Schakowski, IL-9

  70. Brad Schneider, IL-10

  71. Bill Foster, IL-11

  72. Lauren Underwood, IL-14

  73. Frank Mrvan, IN-1

  74. Andre Carson, IN-7

  75. Troy Carter, LA-2

  76. Richard E. Neal, MA-1

  77. James P. McGovern, MA-2

  78. Lori Trahan, MA-3

  79. Jake Auchinclos, MA-4

  80. Seth Moulton, MA-6

  81. Ayanna Presley, MA-7

  82. Stephen Lynch, MA-8

  83. Bill Keating, MA-9

  84. Dutch Ruppersberger, MD-2

  85. John Sarbanes, MD-3

  86. David Trone, MD-6

  87. Kweisi Mfume, MD-7

  88. Jamie Raskin, MD-8

  89. Chellie Pingree, ME-1

  90. Jared Golden, ME-2

  91. Debbie Dingell, MI-6

  92. Elissa Slotkin, MI-7

  93. Dan Kildee, MI-8

  94. Andy Levin, MI-11*

  95. Haley Stevens, MI-11*

  96. Rashida Tlaib, MI-12

  97. Dean Phillips, MN-3

  98. Betty McCollum, MN-4

  99. Ilhan Omar, MN-5

  100. Cori Bush, MO-1

  101. Emmanuel Cleaver, MO-5

  102. Bennie Thompson, MS-2

  103. Deborah Ross, NC-2

  104. Kathy Manning, NC-6

  105. Alma Adams, NC-12

  106. Annie Kuster, NH-2

  107. Donald Norcross, NJ-1

  108. Andy Kim, NJ-3

  109. Josh Gottheimer, NJ-5

  110. Frank Pallone, Jr., NJ-6

  111. Tom Malinowski, NJ-7

  112. Bill Pascrell, Jr., NJ-9

  113. Donald Payne, Jr., NJ-10

  114. Mikie Sherrill, NJ-11

  115. Bonnie Watson Coleman, NJ-12

  116. Melanie Stansbury, NM-1

  117. Teresa Leger Fernandez, NM-3

  118. Dina Titus, NV-1

  119. Susie Lee, NV-3

  120. Steven Horsford, NV-4

  121. Gregory Meeks, NY-5

  122. Grace Meng, NY-6

  123. Nydia Velazquez, NY-7

  124. Yvette Clarke, NY-9

  125. Jerry Nadler, NY-12*

  126. Carolyn Maloney, NY-12*

  127. Adriano Espaillat, NY-13

  128. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, NY-14

  129. Jamal Bowman, NY-16

  130. Paul Tonko, NY-20

  131. Joe Morelle, NY-25

  132. Brian Higgins, NY-26

  133. Joyce Beatty, OH-3

  134. Marcy Kaptur, OH-9

  135. Shontel Brown, OH-11

  136. Suzanne Bonamici, OR-1

  137. Count Blumenauer, OR-3

  138. Brendan Boyle, AP-2

  139. Dwight Evans, PA-3

  140. Madeleine Doyenne, PA-4

  141. Mary Gay Scanlon, PA-5

  142. Chrissy Houlahan, PA-6

  143. Wild Susan, PA-7

  144. Matt Cartwright, PA-8

  145. Steve Cohen, TN-9

  146. Lizzie Fletcher, TX-7

  147. Al Green, TX-9

  148. Veronique Escobar, TX-16

  149. Sheila Jackson Lee, TX-18

  150. Joaquin Castro, TX-20

  151. Sylvia Garcia, TX-29

  152. Colin Allred, TX-32

  153. Marc Veasey, TX-33

  154. Vicente Gonzalez, TX-34

  155. Lloyd Doggett, TX-37

  156. Elaine Luria, VA-2

  157. Bobby Scott, VA-3

  158. Donald McEachin, VA-4

  159. Abigail Spanberger, VA-7

  160. Don Beyer, VA-8

  161. Jennifer Wexton, VA-10

  162. Gerry Connolly, VA-11

  163. Suzan DelBene, WA-1

  164. Rick Larsen, WA-2

  165. Derek Kilmer, WA-6

  166. Pramila Jayapal, WA-7

  167. Kim Schrier, WA-8

  168. Adam Smith, WA-9

  169. Marilyn Strickland, WA-10

  170. Gwen Moore, WI-4

* double endorsement

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ+ people are considered full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

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