Legislative Branch

Featured Member of the Legislative Branch for Prayer

Al Green, United States Representative for Texas

Alexander N. “Al” Green was born in September 1947 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended Florida A&M University, then transferred to Tuskegee University where he obtained his undergraduate degree. He earned a Juris Doctor from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University. He entered into the private practice of law.

Four years later, he was elected Justice of the Peace in Harris County, Texas, a position he held for 26 years. He has been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives since assuming office in January 2005.

Green is a Southern Baptist.


IN THE NEWS

Noting that no one—including the president—is above the law, Representative Al Green of Texas called on the American people to let their members of Congress know where they stood. After calling for President Trump’s impeachment, Green also said members of Congress need to “make their own decisions” on where they stood on the issue.

Green became the first partisan in Congress to start calling for impeachment earlier this month, prior to news breaking that the president reportedly disclosed classified information to Russian officials, and before President Trump allegedly asked James Comey to drop the FBI probe of the former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

But Green ramped up his call, amid an onslaught of criticism from lawmakers about the president’s recent actions. “This is not to be taken lightly,” he said. “I think this is one of the highest callings that a member of Congress can address.” Other lawmakers are calling for a calmer approach, letting investigations proceed.