|Lived:||September 7, 1938—April 21, 2007 (aged 68)|
|Career:||U.S. House of Representatives, 1996-2007|
|Education:||University of Redlands|
California State University - Los Angeles
Juanita Millender-McDonald represented California in the United States House of Representatives from 1996 to 2007. Millender-McDonald served as the chairwoman of the House Administration Committee, the first African American woman to chair a standing congressional panel.
Millender-McDonald was born September 7, 1938, in Birmingham, Alabama. In 1981, she completed her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Redlands in Redlands, California. In 1988, she received her master's degree in educational administration from California State University in Los Angeles. After teaching math at a public high school, Millender-McDonald worked as an administrator in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Prior to serving in Congress, Millender-McDonald served as a delegate in the Democratic National Convention in 1984, 1988 and 1992.
For information on Millender-McDonald's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation during her time in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on https://www.congress.gov.
- International HIV/AIDS Legislation - April 2, 2003
- In Support of Title IX - June 19, 2002
- Afghanistan Freedom Support Act of 2002 - May 16, 2002
- Women's Caucus Testimony - May 16, 2002
- Expanding the Reach - April 6, 2002
- 2002 Budget Critically Impacts Women - March 19, 2002
- National League of Cities - March 11, 2002
- Preventing Violence Against Women - Feb. 7, 2002
- Strengthen Social Security - Dec. 21, 2001