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.” .