I have spent my career fighting for equality, justice, and progress. I came to North Carolina to attend law school, later becoming an attorney, civil rights advocate, and state legislator. As a pragmatic leader in Raleigh, I worked to pass the South’s first anti-racial profiling bill, fought to reform juvenile justice programs, passed laws to expand voting rights, and opposed laws that would take our state backward, including Amendment One.

In Congress, I have led efforts to enhance judicial ethics and transparency, protect voting rights, support survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, and more. 

In my first term, President Biden signed into law my legislation to enhance financial disclosure requirements for federal judges as well as my bill to ensure victims of child sex abuse can seek justice in court at any age.

I’m honored to serve as the Vice Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee and will continue to use my position on this committee to fight for equality and justice in North Carolina and beyond.