Congressman Emanuel Cleaver
Emanuel Cleaver, II is now serving his seventh term representing Missouri’s Fifth Congressional District, the home district of President Harry Truman. He is a member of the exclusive House Financial Services Committee, the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Housing & Insurance, and also a Senior Whip of the Democratic Caucus. Having served for twelve years on the city council of Missouri’s largest municipality, Kansas City, Cleaver was elected as the city’s first African American Mayor in 1991. Cleaver has received five honorary Doctoral Degrees augmented by a bachelor’s degree from Prairie View A&M, and a Master’s from St. Paul's School of Theology of Kansas City. During the 112th Congress, Cleaver was unanimously elected the 20th chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. As Ranking Member of the Housing & Insurance Subcommittee, Cleaver successfully co-authored the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act, a bipartisan comprehensive housing bill that passed into law.