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    Back Stories on some of the House Intelligence Committee members

    Terri Sewell - 1st Black valedictorian of Selma High School; attended Princeton, Harvard Law and Oxford; 1st Black Congresswoman elected in Alabama.

    Andre Carson - 2nd Black Muslim Congressman, after Keith Ellison, elected to Congress.

    Jackie Speier - accompanied Rep. Leo Ryan in 1978 to Guyana to confront Rev. Jim Jones. A gun battle ensued. Rep. Ryan lost his life. Ms. Speier survived five bullet wounds. The incident became known as The Jonestown Massacre. Roughly 900 people committed suicide.

    Ileana Ros-Lehtinen - has an adult child that transgendered from female to male.

    Chris Steward - while in the Air Force, led a flight team in setting the fastest non-stop flight around the world.

    Joaquin Castro - graduated Stanford and Harvard Law. Has an an identical twin, Julian, who served as San Antonio Mayor 2009-14 and Hud Secretary for Obama 2014-17.

    Will Hurd - 1st Black Republican elected to Congress from Texas; former student body President at Texas A&M.

    Elise Stefanik - she earned a coveted Woman's Leadership Award at Harvard. In 2014, age 30, she became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.

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    Re: Back Stories on some of the House Intelligence Committee members

    Quote Originally Posted by Trippy Trekker View Post
    Terri Sewell - 1st Black valedictorian of Selma High School; attended Princeton, Harvard Law and Oxford; 1st Black Congresswoman elected in Alabama.

    Andre Carson - 2nd Black Muslim Congressman, after Keith Ellison, elected to Congress.

    Jackie Speier - accompanied Rep. Leo Ryan in 1978 to Guyana to confront Rev. Jim Jones. A gun battle ensued. Rep. Ryan lost his life. Ms. Speier survived five bullet wounds. The incident became known as The Jonestown Massacre. Roughly 900 people committed suicide.

    Ileana Ros-Lehtinen - has an adult child that transgendered from female to male.

    Chris Steward - while in the Air Force, led a flight team in setting the fastest non-stop flight around the world.

    Joaquin Castro - graduated Stanford and Harvard Law. Has an an identical twin, Julian, who served as San Antonio Mayor 2009-14 and Hud Secretary for Obama 2014-17.

    Will Hurd - 1st Black Republican elected to Congress from Texas; former student body President at Texas A&M.

    Elise Stefanik - she earned a coveted Woman's Leadership Award at Harvard. In 2014, age 30, she became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.
    Pretty cool but... WOW about Jackie Speier.

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    Re: Back Stories on some of the House Intelligence Committee members

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Pretty cool but... WOW about Jackie Speier.
    You didn't know that about her?

    Well, I lived near SF at the time and of course it was HUGE news there.
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    Re: Back Stories on some of the House Intelligence Committee members

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    You didn't know that about her?

    Well, I lived near SF at the time and of course it was HUGE news there.
    I read up on jonestown a long time ago and also saw some documentaries but I couldn't recall the name of the players involved.

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