In a meeting on Tuesday, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced that she would be naming the first Muslim congressman to the House’s Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) was the one indicated by Pelosi to be named to the position in her weekly caucus meeting.
Carson, only the second Muslim to be elected to Congress, represents the seventh district of Indiana.
Carson would be the first Muslim to serve on the committee and was the second Muslim to be elected to Congress. He already serves on the House Armed Services Committee and worked for the Department of Homeland Security’s Fusion Center — the clearinghouse established by the federal government to streamline data sharing between the CIA, the FBI, the Department of Justice and the military.
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