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  • The Changing Status of Jewish Elected Officials in Washington: Unpacking its Significance

    By Steven Windmueller

    January 23, 2012 | 4:04 pm

    Steven Windmueller, Ph.D.

    Yesterday’s announcement by Representative Gabrielle Giffords (Ariz. 8th District) that she intends to step down from her Congressional seat, is part of an emerging story involving a number of the current Jewish members of the House and Senate, who are...

  • Congressional Results: Two new Jews, but no rabbi

    November 5, 2008 | 5:41 pm

    WASHINGTON (JTA)--The U.S. House of Representatives is getting two new Jewish members, but Tuesday night's Democratic tide was not strong enough to sink several favorites of Jewish GOPers or to send Congress its first rabbi, Jewish Latina or Chinese Jew.

    The 111th U.S. Congress is...