André Carson has represented Indianapolis in the House since 2008. The dean of Indiana’s congressional delegation, he holds the distinction of being the 2nd Muslim ever to be elected to Congress.
Carson won his election to Congress after his grandmother, Rep. Julia Carson, died of lung cancer while in office. During his time in office, he has focused on healthcare reform, increasing corporate transparency, and promoting human rights at home and abroad
Carson serves on the House Select Committee on Intelligence and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
Carson is a strong J Street ally.
In November 2022, he introduced the Justice for Shireen Act, which would have required an investigation and report on the death of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. He also signed the 2022 Pocan-Schakowsky letter which vigorously opposed the proposed construction of the E-1 settlement, which was subsequently postponed.
Congressman Carson supported President Obama's Iran deal, which verifiably blocked Iran's path to nuclear weapons, and described the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the agreement as “a crisis.”