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Congressman Gabe Amo proudly represents Rhode Island’s First District in the U.S. House of Representatives. In the Biden White House, he served as Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, where he worked as the principal liaison to mayors and local elected officials. In that role, he connected state and local leaders across the country with the federal resources made available to them through historic legislation like the American Rescue Plan, Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and Inflation Reduction Act. He also coordinated responses to major national crises including gun violence, extreme weather, and public health emergencies.
Previously, Congressman Amo was the Director of Public Engagement and Community Affairs for former Governor Gina Raimondo. He served as Raimondo’s principal advisor to Rhode Island’s cities and towns, business, labor, advocacy, and faith communities. Earlier in his career, he served in the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs for President Barack Obama as a liaison to governors and state government officials.
Congressman Amo is a native of Pawtucket, Rhode Island and the son of two parents from West Africa – his mother is originally from Liberia and father is originally from Ghana. As the son of a mother who is a nurse and a father who owns a liquor store, he understands what it is like to grow up in a working class family. His story is one that is familiar to many in Rhode Island: one of hard work, resilience, grit, and determination.