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Pramila Jayapal was born on 21 September, 1965 in Chennai, India, is an American Congresswoman. Discover Pramila Jayapal's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 55 years old?

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Born 21 September 1965
Birthday 21 September
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On January 20, 2020, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jayapal officially announced her endorsement of Senator Bernie Sanders for President of the United States in the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries.


Jayapal voted against a House resolution condemning the U.N. Security Council resolution on Israeli settlements built on the occupied Palestinian territories in the West Bank. In July 2019, Jayapal voted against H. Res. 246 - 116th Congress, a House resolution introduced by Congressman Brad Schneider (D-IL) opposing efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel and the Global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement targeting Israel. The resolution passed 398-17.

In April 2019, after the House passed the resolution withdrawing American support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, Jayapal was one of nine lawmakers to sign a letter to President Trump requesting a meeting with him and urging him to sign "Senate Joint Resolution 7, which invokes the War Powers Act of 1973 to end unauthorized US military participation in the Saudi-led coalition's armed conflict against Yemen's Houthi forces, initiated in 2015 by the Obama administration." They asserted the "Saudi-led coalition's imposition of an air-land-and-sea blockade as part of its war against Yemen’s Houthis has continued to prevent the unimpeded distribution of these vital commodities, contributing to the suffering and death of vast numbers of civilians throughout the country" and that Trump's approval of the resolution through his signing would give a "powerful signal to the Saudi-led coalition to bring the four-year-old war to a close".

In June 2019, Jayapal became the first South Asian American woman to preside over the House.

In December 2019, Jayapal introduced a bill in US Congress to urge India to lift curbs on communications in Kashmir. These curbs were introduced as part of revocation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir in August 2019. Later in December 2019, the Foreign Minister of India cancelled the meeting with US lawmakers citing inclusion of Jayapal on the invitee list. The bill has seen no movement since its introduction in US Congress.

Jayapal lives in Seattle with her husband Steven R. Williamson. Janak, Jayapal's child from a previous marriage, is gender non-binary. In 2019 Jayapal for the first time publicly wrote that she had chosen to abort a pregnancy because the pregnancy would risk her and the potential child's health.

Jayapal's older sister Susheela has served on the Multnomah County Commission since 2019.


On June 29, 2018, Jayapal participated in Women Disobey and the sit-in at the Hart Senate Office Building to protest the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” approach to illegal immigration. The protest resulted in the arrest of over 500 people, including Jayapal. She said she was "proud to have been arrested" for protesting the administration’s "inhumane and cruel" policy.

Jayapal is a co-sponsor of legislation intended to make public colleges and universities tuition-free for most families and to significantly reduce student debt. She and Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) introduced the Trump Transparency Package, a series of bills aimed at promoting transparency and eliminating conflicts of interest in the Trump White House. Jayapal and her fellow co-chairs of the United for Climate and Environmental Justice Task Force also introduced a package of environmental justice bills to fight the impact of climate change on frontline communities. Jayapal is a supporter of universal healthcare and co-sponsor of Expanded and Improved Medicare For All Act. On April 16, 2018, Jayapal joined Justice Democrats.

On April 25, 2018, 57 members of the House of Representatives, including Jayapal, released a condemnation of Holocaust distortion in Ukraine and Poland. They criticized Poland’s new Holocaust law, which would criminalize accusing Poles of complicity in the Holocaust, and Ukraine’s 2015 memory laws glorifying Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) and its pro-Nazi leaders, such as Roman Shukhevych.


Jayapal endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for President of the United States in the 2016 Democratic primaries.

In January 2016, Jayapal declared her candidacy for Congress in Washington's 7th congressional district, after Congressman Jim McDermott announced his retirement. In April, she received an endorsement from Bernie Sanders. On August 2, 2016, Jayapal finished first in the top-two primary, alongside state representative Brady Walkinshaw, also a Democrat. This was the first time in the state's history that a federal seat was contested by two Democrats. In the final weeks of the race, Jayapal and her supporters contested claims from Walkinshaw that she had not advanced enough legislation. Jayapal won the general election with 56 percent of the vote.


After State Senator Adam Kline announced his retirement in early 2014, Jayapal entered the race to succeed him. She was endorsed by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and won more than 51% of the vote in the August 5 primary, out of a field of six candidates. She went on to defeat fellow Democrat Louis Watanabe in November 2014.


Before entering electoral politics, Jayapal was a Seattle-based civil rights activist, serving until 2012 as the executive director of OneAmerica, a pro-immigrant advocacy group. Jayapal founded the organization, originally called Hate Free Zone, following the 2001 September 11 attacks. The organization successfully sued the Bush Administration's Immigration and Naturalization Services to prevent the deportation of over 4,000 Somalis.


Jayapal founded Hate Free Zone after the 2001 September 11 attacks as an advocacy group for immigrant groups. Hate Free Zone registered new American citizens to vote and lobbied on immigration reform and related issues. They successfully sued the Bush Administration's Immigration and Naturalization Services to prevent the deportation of over 4,000 Somalis across the country. The group changed its name to OneAmerica in 2008. Jayapal stepped down from her leadership position in May 2012. In 2013 she was recognized by the White House as a "Champion of Change."


Jayapal became a U.S. citizen in 2000. She is the author of Pilgrimage: One Woman's Return to a Changing India, published in March 2000.


Jayapal worked with PaineWebber as a financial analyst after graduation from Northwestern. While at PaineWebber she began to work on development projects from Chicago to Thailand. Later, she briefly worked in sales and marketing for a medical company before moving into the public sector in 1991.


Jayapal was born in Madras (since renamed Chennai), India to Maya Jayapal, a writer, and her father MP Jayapal, a marketing professional. She spent most of her childhood in Indonesia and Singapore. She immigrated to the United States in 1982, at the age of 16, to attend college. She earned a baccalaureate from Georgetown University and an MBA from Northwestern University.


Pramila Jayapal (/p r ə ˈ m ɪ l ə ˈ dʒ aɪ ə p ɑː l / ; born September 21, 1965) is an American politician and activist who currently serves as the U.S. Representative from Washington's 7th congressional district , which includes most of Seattle as well as suburban areas of King County. As a member of the Democratic Party, she represented the 37th legislative district in the Washington State Senate from 2015 to 2017. She is the first Indian-American woman to serve in the House of Representatives. The district's first female member of Congress, she is also the first Asian-American to represent Washington in Congress.