She won a seat in the state's legislature in 2016, becoming the first Somali-American lawmaker in the country.
She also recognized Michigan's Rashida Tlaib who is also Muslim for winning.
Congresswoman Karen Bass, projected to win a fifth term in Tuesday's U.S. midterm elections, has visited Kenya twice in recent years.
Tesla Roadster and 'Starman' have passed Mars, SpaceX says
The Tesla and its Starman passenger were revealed on the live video feed as the exterior shell of the payload bay opened up. The Roadster was put into orbit as a publicity stunt during the maiden voyage of the Falcon Heavy rocket.
America's first openly gay Governor, Jared Polis was elected to take the helms of Colorado, while Sharice Davids, became both the first Native American congresswoman and the first lesbian congresswoman from Kansas.
"I want them to know as I uplift the families of the 13th Congressional District, I'll uplift them every single day being who I am as a proud Palestinian-American woman", she added, noting that for "so many years" Palestinians have "felt dehumanized".
Tlaib explicitly supports the destruction of the Jewish state of Israel and its replacement of a unitary Palestinian state. "We changed the course of history at a time we thought it was impossible". He resigned his position to run to be Minnesota's attorney general.
Some analysts who have closely followed Washington politics say Tuesday night's election outcomes are unsurprising.
Tlaib, 42, was born in Detroit to Palestinian immigrant parents.
The former state representative also ran on a liberal platform, backing Medicare for All, immigration reform and a call to overturn Trump's executive order banning most people from five Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States.