Congressional Member Organizations

Caucus — A conference of members of a legislative body who belong to a particular party or faction.

In the 117th Congress, there are 381 caucuses, one conference (Hispanic Conference), six task forces, six working groups, and one team (Values Action Team), almost one for every member of the House. Many Representatives are listed as leaders of one or more, others to none. The names of the caucuses range from 5G to Zoo. Six have bipartisan in their name, seven black. There is a Pro-Choice Caucus and a Pro-Life Caucus. There is a Czech Caucus and a Slovak Caucus. There is a Tire Caucus (Rep. Cooper is the chair).

Tom Reed (R-NY23) is listed as a leader of three:

  • Dairy Caucus
  • Diabetes Caucus
  • Manufacturing Caucus

Claudia Tenney (R-NY22), who hopes to succeed Tom Reed, is listed as a leader of two:

  • Congressional Election Integrity Caucus
  • Macedonian Caucus

Elise Stefanik (R-NY21) of four:

  • Community Health Centers Caucus
  • Congressional STEAM Caucus (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math)
  • Invasive Species Caucus
  • Olympic and Paralympic Caucus

Speaker Pelosi leads none; Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA1) leads 19; Minority Leader McCarthy leads one: “Valley Fever Task Force.” .

Here is the entire list:

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3 Responses to Congressional Member Organizations

  1. Gary Perry says:

    Did you do any research to see if any of the caucus leaders or any of the caucus members get a stipend for the “extra” work ?

    I know at the state level the Assembly and Senate members get a stipend for being on a committee and the committee chairperson (“leader”) gets a slightly larger stipend.

    I remember being amazed at how many state legislators were on committees and i remember from my time spent in Albany that most committees met during regular session hours when they were in session.
    That was pretty much a joke. Little sidebar meetings in the middle of regular session meeting !

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  2. annieasksyou says:

    Very interesting! I didn’t know there were so many/-or that there was such a comprehensive list. Thanks.

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  3. whungerford says:

    Thank you for your comments Anne and Gary. I was also surprised at the number. I don’t believe members receive any compensation for membership. Read more here:
    https://cha.house.gov/member-services/handbooks/eligible-congressional-member-organization-handbook

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