Human Rights Campaign Endorses 184 U.S. House Incumbent Supporters of the Equality Act for 2022 Re-election

by HRC Staff

Washington, DC – Today, the Human Rights Campaign PAC (HRC PAC) announced its endorsement of 184 members of the U.S. House of Representatives running for re-election in 2022.

Although there are a record number of discriminatory anti-LGBTQ+ bills being introduced in state legislatures across the country, we also recognize and celebrate the historically pro-equality U.S. House majority and record number of openly LGBTQ+ members of Congress currently serving in the U.S. House.

All 184 of these members have consistently supported the Equality Act, historic federal legislation that would modernize our nation’s civil rights laws by including explicit protections for LGBTQ+ people, as well as improve protections for women, people of color, and people of all faiths. The House passed the Equality Act in February 2021 and has also passed additional legislation important to the LGBTQ+ community including:

  • LGBTQ Business Equal Credit Enforcement and Investment Act

  • Global Respect Act

  • LGBTQI Data Inclusion Act

  • Violence Against Women Act reauthorization

  • American Dream and Promise Act

  • Bipartisan Background Check Act

  • John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

  • COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act

  • Women's Health Protection Act

  • Family Violence Prevention Services Act reauthorization

Human Rights Campaign Interim President Joni Madison released the following statement:

“At a time when lawmakers around the country are attacking LGBTQ+ kids and denying equality under the law for LGBTQ+ people in crucial areas of life like housing, education, and government and health services, the U.S. House of Representatives has served as a beacon of hope for our community.
The members of the U.S. House endorsed by HRC today are champions of equality. They have advanced legislation during the 117th Congress to put our democracy back on track and deliver real positive change for LGBTQ+ people’s daily lives -- including passage of the Equality Act, crucial federal legislation that would finally guarantee explicit protections for LGBTQ+ people under our nation's existing civil rights laws.
In the 2018 and 2020 elections, millions of young people, people of color, and LGBTQ+ people turned out in record numbers to defeat anti-equality politicians and send a message that the politics of discrimination and division won’t triumph. We can and must do it again, and HRC is committed to mobilizing 62 million Equality Voters nationwide to turn out this November and ensure these endorsed candidates win. Lives and our democracy are on the line.”

Across the country, HRC PAC works every day to elect pro-equality leaders who will advocate for policies that will support the rights and lives of LGBTQ+ people. During the 2020 election cycle, HRC staff on the ground recruited 5,800 individual volunteers nationwide who completed 28,500 hours of voter contact in more than 2,650 volunteer events. HRC engaged in robust digital and online GOTV efforts, including sending over 2.7 million person-to-person text messages, a massive increase from 2018 when approximately 500,000 texts were sent. HRC sent over 2.5 million mail pieces, had over 930,000 phone conversations with voters, and engaged more than 200,000 voters through HRC’s voter dashboard at

HRC-Endorsed U.S. House Incumbents Seeking Re-election

House Leadership:

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, CA-11

Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, MD-5

Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, SC-6

Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark, MA-5

Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries, NY-8

Openly LGBTQ+ Representatives:

David Cicilline, RI-1

Angie Craig, MN-2

Sharice Davids, KS-3

Mondaire Jones, NY-10

Sean Patrick Maloney, NY-17

Chris Pappas, NH-1

Mark Pocan, WI-2

Mark Takano, CA-39

Ritchie Torres, NY-15

Additional Representatives:

  1. Terri Sewell, AL-7

  2. Tom O'Halleran, AZ-2

  3. Ruben Gallego, AZ-3

  4. Greg Stanton, AZ-4

  5. Raúl M. Grijalva, AZ-7

  6. Jared Huffman, CA-2

  7. Mike Thompson, CA-4

  8. Ami Bera, CA-6

  9. Doris Matsui, CA-7

  10. John Garamendi, CA-8

  11. Josh Harder, CA-9

  12. Mark DeSaulnier, CA-10

  13. Barbara Lee, CA-12

  14. Eric Swalwell, CA-14

  15. Anna Eshoo, CA-16

  16. Ro Khanna, CA-17

  17. Zoe Lofgren, CA-18

  18. Jimmy Panetta, CA-19

  19. Jim Costa, CA-21

  20. Salud Carbajal, CA-24

  21. Raul Ruiz, CA-25

  22. Julia Brownley, CA-26

  23. Judy Chu, CA-28

  24. Tony Cárdenas, CA-29

  25. Adam Schiff, CA-30

  26. Grace Napolitano, CA-31

  27. Brad Sherman, CA-32

  28. Pete Aguilar, CA-33

  29. Jimmy Gomez, CA-34

  30. Norma Torres, CA-35

  31. Ted Lieu, CA-36

  32. Linda Sánchez, CA-38

  33. Maxine Waters, CA-43

  34. Nanette Barragán, CA-44

  35. Lou Correa, CA-46

  36. Katie Porter, CA-47

  37. Mike Levin, CA-49

  38. Scott Peters, CA-50

  39. Sara Jacobs, CA-51

  40. Juan Vargas, CA-52

  41. Diana DeGette, CO-1

  42. Joe Neguse, CO-2

  43. Jason Crow, CO-6

  44. John B. Larson, CT-1

  45. Joe Courtney, CT-2

  46. Rosa L. DeLauro, CT-3

  47. Jim Himes, CT-4

  48. Jahana Hayes, CT-5

  49. Lisa Blunt Rochester, DE-AL

  50. Al Lawson, Jr., FL-2

  51. Darren Soto, FL-9

  52. Kathy Castor, FL-14

  53. Lois Frankel, FL-22

  54. Frederica Wilson, FL-24

  55. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, FL-25

  56. Sanford Bishop, GA-2

  57. Hank Johnson, GA-4

  58. Nikema Williams, GA-5

  59. Lucy McBath, GA-7

  60. David Scott, GA-13

  61. Ed Case, HI-1

  62. Cindy Axne, IA-3

  63. Robin Kelly, IL-2

  64. Jesús Chuy Garcia, IL-4

  65. Mike Quigley, IL-5

  66. Sean Casten, IL-6

  67. Danny K. Davis, IL-7

  68. Raja Krishnamoorthi, IL-8

  69. Jan Schakowsky, IL-9

  70. Brad Schneider, IL-10

  71. Bill Foster, IL-11

  72. Lauren Underwood, IL-14

  73. Frank Mrvan, IN-1

  74. André Carson, IN-7

  75. Troy Carter, LA-2

  76. Richard E. Neal, MA-1

  77. James P. McGovern, MA-2

  78. Lori Trahan, MA-3

  79. Jake Auchincloss, MA-4

  80. Seth Moulton, MA-6

  81. Ayanna Presley, MA-7

  82. Stephen Lynch, MA-8

  83. Bill Keating, MA-9

  84. Dutch Ruppersberger, MD-2

  85. John Sarbanes, MD-3

  86. David Trone, MD-6

  87. Kweisi Mfume, MD-7

  88. Jamie Raskin, MD-8

  89. Chellie Pingree, ME-1

  90. Jared Golden, ME-2

  91. Debbie Dingell, MI-6

  92. Elissa Slotkin, MI-7

  93. Dan Kildee, MI-8

  94. Andy Levin, MI-11*

  95. Haley Stevens, MI-11*

  96. Rashida Tlaib, MI-12

  97. Dean Phillips, MN-3

  98. Betty McCollum, MN-4

  99. Ilhan Omar, MN-5

  100. Cori Bush, MO-1

  101. Emanuel Cleaver, MO-5

  102. Bennie Thompson, MS-2

  103. Deborah Ross, NC-2

  104. Kathy Manning, NC-6

  105. Alma Adams, NC-12

  106. Annie Kuster, NH-2

  107. Donald Norcross, NJ-1

  108. Andy Kim, NJ-3

  109. Josh Gottheimer, NJ-5

  110. Frank Pallone, Jr., NJ-6

  111. Tom Malinowski, NJ-7

  112. Bill Pascrell, Jr., NJ-9

  113. Donald Payne, Jr., NJ-10

  114. Mikie Sherrill, NJ-11

  115. Bonnie Watson Coleman, NJ-12

  116. Melanie Stansbury, NM-1

  117. Teresa Leger Fernandez, NM-3

  118. Dina Titus, NV-1

  119. Susie Lee, NV-3

  120. Steven Horsford, NV-4

  121. Gregory Meeks, NY-5

  122. Grace Meng, NY-6

  123. Nydia Velázquez, NY-7

  124. Yvette Clarke, NY-9

  125. Jerry Nadler, NY-12*

  126. Carolyn Maloney, NY-12*

  127. Adriano Espaillat, NY-13

  128. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, NY-14

  129. Jamaal Bowman, NY-16

  130. Paul Tonko, NY-20

  131. Joe Morelle, NY-25

  132. Brian Higgins, NY-26

  133. Joyce Beatty, OH-3

  134. Marcy Kaptur, OH-9

  135. Shontel Brown, OH-11

  136. Suzanne Bonamici, OR-1

  137. Earl Blumenauer, OR-3

  138. Brendan Boyle, PA-2

  139. Dwight Evans, PA-3

  140. Madeleine Dean, PA-4

  141. Mary Gay Scanlon, PA-5

  142. Chrissy Houlahan, PA-6

  143. Susan Wild, PA-7

  144. Matt Cartwright, PA-8

  145. Steve Cohen, TN-9

  146. Lizzie Fletcher, TX-7

  147. Al Green, TX-9

  148. Veronica Escobar, TX-16

  149. Sheila Jackson Lee, TX-18

  150. Joaquin Castro, TX-20

  151. Sylvia Garcia, TX-29

  152. Colin Allred, TX-32

  153. Marc Veasey, TX-33

  154. Vicente Gonzalez, TX-34

  155. LLoyd Doggett, TX-37

  156. Elaine Luria, VA-2

  157. Bobby Scott, VA-3

  158. Donald McEachin, VA-4

  159. Abigail Spanberger, VA-7

  160. Don Beyer, VA-8

  161. Jennifer Wexton, VA-10

  162. Gerry Connolly, VA-11

  163. Suzan DelBene, WA-1

  164. Rick Larsen, WA-2

  165. Derek Kilmer, WA-6

  166. Pramila Jayapal, WA-7

  167. Kim Schrier, WA-8

  168. Adam Smith, WA-9

  169. Marilyn Strickland, WA-10

  170. Gwen Moore, WI-4

*dual endorsement

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