African American members of Congress by issues
Age at the end of 2013 – first year in Congress – member – ISSUES
As of 11/05/2013, there are 45 African American members of Congress
(members are listed in order of seniority)

House
84 –1965 — Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) — racial profiling,
83 — 1971 –Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) — veterans, budget
73 — 1987 — Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) — voting rights
76 — 1991 — Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) — federal judges
75 — 1991 — Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) — subprime mortgages, minority business, foreclosure issues

66 –1993 – Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA) — agriculture, military
67 — 1993 — Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL) — transportation, HBCUs
73 — 1993 – Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) — poverty, HBCUs, 10-20-30
77 –1993 – Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) — veterans, foreign affairs, human trafficking
78 — 1993 – Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) — STEM education
67 — 1993 – Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) — gun control, urban violence
66 — 1993 – Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA) — criminal justice, over incarceration
68 — 1993 – Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC) — minority banks, voting rights
66 — 1993 – Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) — national security, terrorism
57 — 1995 – Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) — higher education, brain research,
63 — 1995 – Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX) – 

62 — 1997 – Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) – 
68 — 1997 – Del. Donna Christensen (D-VI) — health disparities
72 — 1997 – Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL) – 
60 — 1997 – Rep. Greg Meeks (D-NY) — foreign affairs
67 — 1999 – Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) — poverty, SNAP funding
57 — 2001 – Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO) — economic development
67 — 2003 – Rep. David Scott (D-GA) — small business

66 — 2005 – Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) — TANF, VRA, poverty, voting rights
69 — 2005 – Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) — green energy, 
66 — 2005 – Rep. Al Green (D-TX) — vets affairs, 
62 — 2005 – Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) — budget/economy,
49 — 2009 – Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY) — stop and frisk, 
50 — 2009 – Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) — minimum wage, money in politics

59 — 2007 – Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) — defense
39 — 2009 – Rep. André Carson (D-IN) — mental health and veterans, law enforcement
55 — 2009 – Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) —
61 — 2009 – Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH) — HBCUs
60 — 2011 – Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) — student loan issues
40 — 2011 – Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) — HBCUs

48 — 2011 – Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL) —
71 — 2011 – Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) — stand your ground,

54 — 2013 – Rep. Don Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) — diversity visas
63 — 2013 – Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH) —
40 — 2013 – Rep. Steven Horsford (D-NV) — immigration
43 — 2013 – Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) — stop and frisk,
42 — 2013 – Rep. Marc Veasey (D-TX) — voting rights (TX),

Senate
48 — 2011 – Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC)