Published: 2019-05-16 15:54
Last Updated: 2019-05-16 16:39
After several months of waiting, the American-Palestinian representative for Michigan's 13th congressional district, Rashida Tlaib has finally presided over the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
Tlaib was the first Muslim woman to lead a House, after being registered in history as the first Muslim woman to join the US Congress.
Presided over the U.S. House of Representatives today. Not bad for a girl from Detroit that didn't speak English when I started school & first in my family to graduate high school & college. This was a proud moment & it sank in just a little more that I am serving in Congress. pic.twitter.com/klafYdhcbO— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) May 15, 2019
aaand we're crying again ???????????????????? pic.twitter.com/disp3c3jof— People for Bernie (@People4Bernie) May 16, 2019
The 42-year-old, congresswoman, has won, unopposed, a seat in the US House of Representatives in November 2018, after winning in the Democratic Party elections in Detroit, Michigan.
Tlaib, is the eldest of 14 siblings and was born to Palestinian immigrant parents. Her father worked at a Ford Motor factory in Michigan.
Rashida Tlaib officially entered political life in 2008, when she won a seat in the House of Representatives in Michigan and became the first Muslim woman to serve in the Michigan legislature, the second in the United States.