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Rashida Tlaib Can’t Stand Bullies and Is Keenly Aware Her District is Third-Poorest in Nation

By Nathan Ouellette

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Rashida Tlaib made history on Nov. 6 as one of the first two Muslim women elected to the Congress, but she says her constituents elected her because of the issues she stands for. In a new interview with Roll Call, Tlaib — an activist and former Michigan state representative — introduces herself and her issues for our occasional series getting to know the new members of the 116th Congress, which begins in January.

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