This is a list of Hindu members of the United States Congress .
As of 2020, four practicing Hindus have ever been elected to Congress, the first being Tulsi Gabbard in 2013. In total, seven members of Congress have been practicing Hindus or have been born into Hindu families. Three practicing Hindus currently serve in the House of Representatives.
No Hindu has ever served in the United States Senate.
|Representative||Party||State||Term start||Term end||Notes|
| Tulsi Gabbard |
|Democratic||Hawaii||January 3, 2013||January 3, 2021||First practicing Hindu elected to Congress|
| Ro Khanna |
|Democratic||California||January 3, 2017||Incumbent||One of first two practicing Hindus of Indian descent to be elected to Congress|
| Raja Krishnamoorthi |
|Democratic||Illinois||January 3, 2017||Incumbent||One of first two practicing Hindus of Indian descent to be elected to Congress|
| Pramila Jayapal |
|Democratic||Washington||January 3, 2017||Incumbent|
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