A commitment to service is a hallmark of a Jesuit education. Evidence of that commitment is demonstrated by the many Jesuit college and university alumni/ae serving as Members of the U.S. Congress--nine percent of members in the 114th Congress have obtained degrees from Jesuit institutions of higher education. See below for lists of the current alumni in Congress.

United States Senate
 

 


Senator John Barrasso
(R-WY) Appointed 2007, Elected 2008
B.A. Georgetown University (1974)
M.D. Georgetown University (1978)

Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.
(D-PA) Elected 2006
B.A. College of the Holy Cross (1982)

Senator Richard J. Durbin
(D-IL) Elected 1996
B.S.F.S. Georgetown University (1966)
J.D. Georgetown University (1969)

Senator Mazie Hirono
(D-HI) Elected 2012
J.D. Georgetown University (1978)

Senator Mark Steven Kirk
(R-IL) Elected 2010
J.D. Georgetown University (1992)

Senator Patrick J. Leahy
(D-VT) Elected 1974
J.D. Georgetown University (1964)


Senator Edward J. Markey
(D-MA) Elected 2013
B.A. Boston College (1968)
J.D. Boston College (1972)

Senator Robert Menendez
(D-NJ) Appointed & Elected 2006
B.A. Saint Peter's University (1976)

Senator Barbara A. Mikulski
(D-MD) Elected 1986
B.A. Loyola University Maryland (1958)

Senator Lisa Murkowski
(R-AK) Appointed 2002, Elected 2004
B.A. Georgetown University (1980)

Senator Gary Peters
(D-MI) Elected 2014
M.B.A. University of Detroit Mercy (1984)

Senator Dan Sullivan
(R-AK) Elected 2014
J.D.-M.S.F.S. Georgetown University (1993)

 

United States House of Representatives
 

 


Representative Brad Ashford
(D-NE) Elected 2014
J.D. Creighton University (1974)

Representative John A. Boehner
(R-OH) Elected 1990
B.S. Xavier University (1977)

Representative Vern Buchanan
(R-FL) Elected 2006
M.B.A. University of Detroit Mercy (1986)

Representative Michael Capuano
(D-MA) Elected 1998
J.D. Boston College (1977)

Representative David Cicilline
(D-RI) Elected 2010
J.D. Georgetown University (1986)

Representative Barbara Comstock
(R-VA) Elected 2014
J.D. Georgetown University (1986)

Representative Henry Cuellar
(D-TX) Elected 2005
B.S.F.S. Georgetown University (1978)

Representative John Delaney
(D-MD) Elected 2012
J.D. Georgetown University (1988)

Representative Mark DeSaulnier
(D-CA) Elected 2014
B.A. College of the Holy Cross (1974)

Representative Debbie Dingell
(D-MI) Elected 2014
B.S.F.S. Georgetown University (1975)
M.S. Georgetown University (1998)

Representative Jeff Fortenberry
(R-NE) Elected 2004
M.A. Georgetown University (1986)

Representative Lois Frankel
(D-FL) Elected 2012
J.D. Georgetown University (1973)

Representative Paul Gosar
(R-AZ) Elected 2010
B.S. Creighton University (1981)
D.D.S. Creighton University (1985)

Representative Steny H. Hoyer
(D-MD) Elected 1981
J.D. Georgetown University (1966)

Representative Jared Huffman
(D-CA) Elected 2012
J.D. Boston College (1990)

Representative Hakeem Jeffries
(D-NY) Elected 2012
M.P.P. Georgetown University (1994)

Representative William Keating
(D-MA) Elected 2010
B.A. Boston College (1974)
M.B.A. Boston College (1982)

Representative Ann McLane Kuster
(D-NH) Elected 2012
J.D. Georgetown University (1984)


Representative Ted Lieu
(D-CA) Elected 2014
J.D. Georgetown University (1994)

Representative Frank A. LoBiondo
(R-NJ) Elected 1994
B.S. Saint Joseph's University (1968)

Representative Zoe Lofgren
(D-CA) Elected 1994
J.D. Santa Clara University (1975)

Representative Stephen Lynch
(D-MA) Elected 2000
J.D. Boston College (1991)

Representative Gwen Moore
(D-WI) Elected 2004
B.A. Marquette University (1978)

Representative Mick Mulvaney
(R-SC) Elected 2010
B.S.F.S. Georgetown University (1989)

Representative Timothy F. Murphy
(R-PA) Elected 2002
B.A. Wheeling Jesuit University (1974)

Representative Jerrold Nadler
(D-NY) Elected 1992
J.D. Fordham University (1978)

Representative William J. Pascrell Jr.
(D-NJ) Elected 1996
B.A. Fordham University (1959)
M.A. Fordham University (1961)

Delegate Stacey Plaskett
(D-VI) Elected 2014
B.S.F.S. Georgetown University (1988)

Representative Michael Quigley
(D-IL) Elected 2009
J.D. Loyola University Chicago (1989)

Representative Robert C. Scott
(D-VA) Elected 1992
J.D. Boston College (1973)

Representative Albio Sires
(D-NJ) Elected 2006
B.A. Saint Peter's University (1974)

Representative Adam Smith
(D-WA) Elected 1996
B.A. Fordham University (1987)

Representative Chris Van Hollen Jr.
(D-MD) Elected 2002
J.D. Georgetown University (1990)

Representative Juan C. Vargas
(D-CA) Elected 2012
M.A. Fordham University (1987)

Representative Filemon Vela
(D-TX) Elected 2012
B.A. Georgetown University (1985)

Representative Peter J. Visclosky
(D-IN) Elected 1984
L.L.M. Georgetown University (1982)

Representative Peter Welch
(D-VT) Elected 2006
A.B. College of the Holy Cross (1969)