List of House Caucus Websites in the 111th Congress. How Transparent?

The Committee on House Administration maintains a list of official registered “Congressional Member Organizations,” more regularly known as caucuses. A caucus is a group of members of the House of Representatives who share some commonality, whether it be personal (ex. the Congressional Hispanic Caucus), related to a district (ex. the Congressional Rural Caucus) or reflective of a representative’s substantive interest (ex. the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the African Great Lakes Caucus). Members form caucuses to organize themselves, to build social ties, to coordinate and promote legislative agendas, and perhaps sometimes to look good to individual or corporate constituents.

A curious feature of caucuses in the House of Representatives is their varying degree of transparency. Some caucuses, such as the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the LGBT Equality Caucus feature member lists, portraits, news releases and details on legislative agendas. Other caucuses, like the Congressional Caucus on Women’s Issues are referred to indirectly through occasional news reports but appear to have no organized public presence. Yet other caucses, such as the African Great Lakes Caucus, are completely invisible except for the staff contacts referred to in the CHA caucus list.

Congressional caucuses are organizations for members of Congress, but they are also valuable indicators of congressional coalitions for the public at large. As an effort at increasing the transparency of these caucuses, I’ve put together the following list of caucus websites where available, and of the lack of caucus websites, too.

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Last Updated: October 14, 2010
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African Great Lakes Caucus: no website

Afterschool Caucus: no primary website; secondary website with outdated list of members here

American Engagement Caucus: no website, no list of members

Americans Abroad Caucus: no caucus website; list of members here

Bicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson’s Disease: no caucus website; list of members here

Biomedical Research Caucus: no dedicated caucus website; secondary website managed by the Coalition for the Life Sciences; list of members here

Bi‐Partisan Coalition for Combating Anti‐Semitism: no caucus website, no list of members available

Bi‐Partisan Congressional Pro‐Life Caucus: no caucus website, no list of members available

Bipartisan Congressional Refugee Caucus: no website, no list of members

Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus (BDC): web page with list of members

Bi‐Partisan Privacy Caucus: no caucus website, no list of members available

BiPartisan, BiCameral Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease: no caucus website, no list of members available since 2007

Blue Dog Coalition: website with an out-of-date list of members

Building a Better America Caucus: no caucus website, no list of members available

California Democratic Congressional Delegation: caucus website with list of members

Caucus for Congressional World Bank Dialogue: no caucus website, no list of members available

Caucus on International Religious Freedom: no caucus website, no list of members available

Children’s Environmental Health Caucus: no caucus website, no list of members available

Coalition on Autism Research and Education: no caucus website, no list of members available

Commission on Divided Families: website; no list of members

Community College Caucus: no caucus website; list of members here

Congressional 21st Century Health Care Caucus: no caucus website, no list of members available

Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus: no primary website; secondary website with list of members maintained by the Association of American Medical Colleges

Congressional African Partnership for Economic Empowerment Caucus: no web page, no list of members

Congressional Algerian Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Animal Protection Caucus: no caucus website, no list of members available

Congressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus: no website; no list of members

Congressional Apparel Manufacturing and Fashion Business Caucus: no website; no list of members

Congressional Arts Caucus: no dedicated caucus website; secondary website managed by the Arts Action Fund; no list of members available

Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC): web page; facebook page; list of members

Congressional Azerbaijan Caucus: no web page, no list of members

Congressional Bike Caucus: website with list of members

Congressional Black Caucus: website; list of members

Congressional Boating Caucus: no dedicated caucus website; secondary website managed by the American Boating Congress, containing list of members

Congressional Border Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Buy American Caucus: no primary website; facebook page with list of members

Congressional Brain Injury Task Force: website; list of members

Congressional Caribbean Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press: no website, no list of members

Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues: no primary website; secondary website maintained by Women’s Policy Inc; list of members

Congressional Caucus of the Netherlands: no website, no list of members

Congressional Caucus on Addiction, Recovery and Treatment: no website, no list of members

Congressional Caucus on Albanian Issues: no web page, no list of members

Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues: no primary website, private webpage with list of members

Congressional Caucus on Bosnia: no dedicated caucus website: secondary website managed by Bosniak American Advisory Council containing a list of members.

Congressional Caucus on Brazil: no web page, no list of members

Congressional Caucus on Bulgaria: no website, no list of members

Congressional Caucus on California High-Speed Rail: no website, no list of members

Congressional Caucus on Central and Eastern Europe: no website, no list of members

Congressional Caucus on Central Asia: no website, no list of members

Congressional Caucus on Coal: no website; no list of members

Congressional Caucus on Colombia: no website; no list of members

Congressional Caucus on Cote d’ Ivoire: no website, no list of members

Congressional Caucus on Distracted Driving Awareness: no website, no list of members

Congressional Caucus on Drug Policy: no website; no list of members

Congressional Caucus on Global Road Safety: no website, no list of members

Congressional Caucus on Green Jobs: no website, no list of members

Congressional Caucus on Homelessness: no website; no list of members

Congressional Caucus on Human Trafficking: no website, no list of members

Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans: no dedicated caucus website: secondary website managed by US-India Friendship, with no current list of members

Congressional Caucus on Indonesia: no website, no list of members

Congressional Caucus on Infant Health and Safety: no website, no list of members

Congressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention: no website, no list of members

Congressional Caucus on the Judicial Branch: website; list of members

Congressional Caucus on Korea: no website, no list of members

Congressional Caucus on Literacy: no website; no list of members

Congressional Caucus on Long Range Strike: no website; no list of members

Congressional Caucus on Lumber: no website; no list of members

Congressional Caucus on Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children: web page; no list of members

Congressional Caucus on Poland: no website, no list of members

Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse: no website, no list of members

Congressional Caucus on Qatari-American Economic Strategic Defense, Cultural and Educational Partnership: no website, no list of members

Congressional Caucus on Refugees: no website, no list of members

Congressional Caucus on Sovereignty: no web page, no list of members

Congressional Caucus on Strategic Communications and Public Diplomacy: no website; no list of members

Congressional Caucus on Taiwan: no website, no list of members

Congressional Caucus on Tibet: no website, no list of members

Congressional Caucus on Trade: no website, no list of members

Congressional Caucus on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs): website with list of members

Congressional Caucus on US-Turkey Relations and Turkish Americans: no website; list of members at Turkish Coalition of America

Congressional Caucus on Vietnam: no website, no list of members

Congressional Caucus on Youth Drug Prevention: no website, no list of members

Congressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine: website; list of members

Congressional Caucus to Pass HJ RES 1: no website; no list of members

Congressional Caucus on Youth Sports: no website; list of members maintained by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

Congressional Children’s Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Children’s Health Care Caucus: website with an incorporated list of members

Congressional China Caucus: web page with list of members

Congressional Coast Guard Caucus: website with an out-of-date list of members

Congressional Community Pharmacy Coalition: no dedicated caucus website; list of members at the National Community Pharmacists Association.

Congressional Correctional Officers Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Courthouse Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus: no dedicated caucus website; secondary website maintained by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with list of members

Congressional Dairy Farmers Caucus: no website; list of members reported by Brownfield Ag News for America

Congressional Diabetes Caucus: website; list of members

Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus: website; no list of members

Congressional Entertainment Industries Caucus: website; list of members

Congressional Ethiopia and Ethiopian American Caucus: website; list of members

Congressional Everglades Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Farmer Cooperative Caucus: no dedicated caucus website; secondary website with list of members maintained by the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives

Congressional Financial Markets Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Fire Services Caucus: no congressional website; associated website maintained by Congressional Fire Services Institute with a list of members

Congressional Fitness Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Friends of Canada Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Friends of Denmark Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Friends of Jordan Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Friends of Panama Caucus: no website; no list of members

Congressional Friends of Spain Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Friends of Thailand Caucus: no website; no list of members

Congressional French Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Gaming Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Gateway Communities Caucus: no website; no list of members

Congressional General Aviation Caucus: no web page, no list of members

Congressional Georgia Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Glaucoma Caucus: no primary congressional website; secondary website with list of members

Congressional Global Health Caucus: website; no list of members

Congressional Hazards Caucus: website; list of members

Congressional Health Care Reform Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Heart and Stroke Coalition: no dedicated website; secondary website maintained by the American Heart Association with a list of members

Congressional High Technology Caucus: website with integrated list of members

Congressional High-Performance Buildings Caucus: no dedicated website; secondary website maintained by various corporations associated with the building industry, with a list of members

Congressional Hispanic Caucus: website with integrated list of members

Congressional Hispanic Conference: no website, no list of members

Congressional Hockey Caucus: no website; no list of members

Congressional Horse Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional House Aerospace Caucus: no primary website; secondary list maintained by AUVSI with list of members

Congressional HUBZone Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Humanities Caucus: no website; list of members

Congressional Humvee Caucus: no website; no list of members

Congressional Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus: no website; no list of members

Congressional I‐73/74 Corridor Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Integrative Medicine Caucus: no website; no list of members

Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus: website; list of members

Congressional Internet Caucus: no dedicated website; secondary website maintained by an alliance of telecommunications and large internet corporations, with a member list

Congressional Invisible Wounds Caucus: no website; no list of members

Congressional Israel Allies Caucus: no web page, no list of members

Congressional JOBS NOW! Caucus: no website; no list of members

Congressional Kidney Caucus: website; list of members

Congressional Labor and Working Families Caucus: website with integrated list of members

Congressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Equality Caucus: website; list of members

Congressional Levee Caucus: no website; no list of members

Congressional Library of Congress Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Long Island Sound Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Mental Health Caucus: website; list of members

Congressional Military Families Caucus: no website; no list of members

Congressional Military Industrial Facilities Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Modeling and Simulation Caucus: website; list of members

Congressional Motorsport Caucus: no website; no list of members

Congressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus: no dedicated website; secondary website at the National MS Society with no list of members

Congressional Musicians Caucus: no primary congressional website; secondary website with list of members

Congressional Nanotechnology Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Natural Gas Caucus: no website; no list of members

Congressional Native American Caucus: website with an out-of-date list of members

Congressional Neuroscience Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Nuclear Security Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Olympic and Paralympic Caucus: no website; no list of members

Congressional Oral Health Caucus: no dedicated website; secondary website at the Friends of the National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research, with a list of members included

Congressional Osteoporosis Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Pakistan Caucus: no dedicated website; secondary website at the Pakistani American Leadership Center, with a list of members included

Congressional Pollinator Protection Caucus: no website; no list of members

Congressional Prayer Caucus: website; list of members

Congressional Prevention Caucus: no dedicated website; secondary website at Partnership for Prevention; list of members

Congressional Progressive Caucus: website; list of members

Pro Sports Caucus Event hosted by the NFLCongressional Pro Sports Caucus: no website; no list of members

Congressional Public Service Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Research and Development Caucus: no dedicated website; secondary website by a consortium of scientific research organizations; list of members

Congressional Real Estate Caucus: no web page, no list of members

Congressional Robotics Caucus: no dedicated congressional website; secondary website with list of members maintained by the Advisory Committee for the Robotics Caucus [not registered with the Committee on House Administration as required under House Rules]

Congressional Rural Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Rural Housing Caucus: website; list of members

Congressional Savings and Ownership Caucus: no primary website; secondary website maintained by New America Foundation; no list of members

Congressional School Health and Safety Caucus: website; no list of members

Congressional Scouting Caucus: no website; no list of members

Congressional Serbia Caucus: no dedicated website; secondary website by Serbian Unity Congress with a list of members

Congressional Services Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Shellfish Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Shipbuilding Caucus: website; list of members

Congressional Singapore Caucus: no web page, no member list

Congressional Ski and Snowboard Caucus: no website; no list of members

Congressional Slovak Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Soccer Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Soils Caucus: no primary website; secondary website with list of members maintained by the Soil Science Society of America

Congressional Songwriters Caucus: no dedicated website; secondary website by Nashville Songwriters Association International; no list of members

Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus: no dedicated website; secondary website by Congressional Sportsmen Foundation with list of members

Congressional Steel Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Stop DUI Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Study Group on Public Health: no website, no list of members

Congressional Submarine Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Trails Caucus: no dedicated website; secondary website maintained by the American Hiking Society with a list of members

Congressional Travel & Tourism Caucus: website; list of members

Congressional TRIO Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Tunisia Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Ukrainian Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional United Kingdom Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Victim’s Rights Caucus: website; list of members

Congressional Vision Caucus: website; list of members

Congressional Western Caucus: no website, no list of members

Congressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus: no House website; external website with out-of-date list of members

Congressional Wireless Caucus: no website, no list of members

Constitutional Caucus: no website; no list of members

Democratic Israel Working Group: no website, no list of members

Diversity and Innovation Caucus: no website, no list of members

E-911 Caucus: no website, no list of members

Electronic Warfare Working Group: website; list of members

Electromagnetic Pulse Caucus: no website; no list of members

Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus: no website, no list of members

Fragile X Caucus: no website, no list of members

Friends of Job Corps Congressional Caucus: no dedicated web site; secondary website by National Job Corps Association with list of members

Friends of Kazakhstan Caucus: no website, no list of members

Friends of New Zealand Caucus: no website, no list of members

Friends of Paraguay Caucus: no web page, no member list

Friends of Scotland Caucus: website; no list of members

Friends of Switzerland Caucus: website with list of members

Future of American Media Caucus: website; list of members

Generic Drug Equity Caucus: website without list of members

Global Internet Freedom Caucus: no website; list of members

Goods Movement Caucus: no website, no list of members

GOP Doctors Caucus: no website, no list of members

Green Schools Caucus: no dedicated website; secondary website by the U.S. Green Building Council with list of members

Hearing Health Caucus: no website, no list of members

Historic Preservation Caucus: no website, no list of members

Home Health Caucus: no website; no list of members; referenced by National Association for Home Care and Hospice

House Air Force Caucus: no dedicated website; secondary website by the Air Force Association with list of members

House Army Caucus: no dedicated website; list of members by the Association of the United States Army

House Baltic Caucus: no website, no list of members

House Bangladesh Caucus: no dedicated website; list of members by the US-Bangladesh Advisory Council

House Cancer Caucus: no website, no list of members

House Caucus for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation: no website, no list of members

House Hunger Caucus: no website, no list of members

House Impact Aid Coalition: no website, no list of members

House International Conservation Caucus: website; list of members

House Long-Term Care Coalition: no website, no list of members

House Manufacturing Caucus: no website, no list of members

House Naval Mine Warfare Caucus: no website, no list of members

House Mentoring Caucus: no website, no list of members

House Missile Defense Caucus: no website, no list of members

House National Service Caucus: no website, no list of members

House Nursing Caucus: no dedicated website; secondary website maintained by American Nurses Association with no list of members

House Oceans Caucus: no website, no list of members

House Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus: no website, no list of members since the 109th Congress

House Rural Education Caucus: no website, no list of members

House Rural Health Care Coalition: website; list of members

House Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education Caucus: no dedicated website; secondary website maintained by STEMed Caucus Steering Committee with list of members

House Small Brewers Caucus LogoHouse Small Brewers Caucus: website; no list of members

House Special Operations Forces Caucus: no website; no list of members

House Tea Party Caucus: no website; list of members

House Trade Working Group: no website; no list of members

Hungarian American Caucus: no website, no list of members

Immigration Reform Caucus: website; list of members

Intelligent Transportation Systems Caucus: no website, no list of members

International Workers Rights Caucus: no website, no list of members

Interstate 49 Caucus: no website, no list of members

Interstate 69 Congressional Caucus: no website; no list of members

Iran Human Rights and Democracy Caucus: no website, no list of members

Iran Working Group: no website, no list of members

Iraqi Women’s Caucus: no website, no list of members

Land Conservation Caucus: no dedicated website; secondary website maintained by the Land Trust Alliance with list of members

Law Enforcement Caucus: website; list of members

Lyme Disease Caucus: no website, no list of members

Military Veterans Caucus: no website, no member list

Midwest High Speed Rail Congressional Caucus: no website; no list of members

National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus: website; list of members

National Landscape Conservation System Caucus: no website, no list of members

National Parks Caucus: website with list of members

New Democrat Coalition: website; list of members

Northeast Midwest Congressional Coalition: no dedicated website; secondary website maintained by the Northeast Midwest Institute with a list of members

Northwest Energy Caucus: no website, no list of members

Nuclear Issues Working Group: no website, no list of members

Ohio River Basin Congressional Caucus: no website; no list of members

Oil and National Security (ONS) Caucus: no website, no list of members

Organization of American States Caucus: no website, no list of members

Out of Afghanistan Caucus: website with list of members

Passenger Rail Caucus: no website, no list of members

Populist Caucus: website with list of members

Pro-Life Women’s Caucus: no primary website; secondary website with list of members

Property Rights Action Caucus: website without a list of members

Public Broadcasting Caucus: website without a list of members

Quality Care Coalition: website with list of members

Rare and Neglected Disease Caucus: no website, no list of members

Recording Arts and Sciences Congressional Caucus (RASCC): no website, no list of members

Religious Minorities in the Middle East Caucus: no website, no list of members

Republican Study Committee: website; list of members

Second Amendment Task Force: website with list of members

Smart Contracting Caucus: no website, no list of members

SOS Group: no website; no list of members

Spina Bifida Caucus: no website; list of members

Sudan Caucus: no website, no list of members

Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition: website with list of members

Task Force on Terrorism & Proliferation Financing: no website, no list of members

Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare: no website, no list of members

Tax Equity Caucus: no website; no list of members

Textile Caucus: no website, no list of members

The Freedom Caucus: no website; no list of members

U.S.-Afghan Caucus: no website, no member list

U.S.-China Working Group: website with list of members

US-Mexico Friendship Caucus: no website, no list of members

Reclaim American Jobs Caucus: website; no list of members

U.S.-Mongolia Friendship Caucus: no dedicated website; secondary website maintained by the Mongolian Embassy, with an attached list of members

U.S.-Philippines Friendship Caucus: no website, no list of members

USO Congressional Caucus: no primary congressional website; secondary website with list of members

Unexploded Ordinance Caucus: no website, no list of members

Upper Mississippi River Basin Congressional Task Force: no primary website; secondary website with list of members maintained by Northeast-Midwest Institute

Venezuela Democracy Caucus: no website; no list of members

Victory in Iraq Congressional Caucus: website, no list of members

Water Caucus: no website, no list of members

World Economic Forum Caucus: no website, no list of members

This work is the result of my best-faith effort; surely, given the number of pieces of information involved and the passage of time, there will be inaccuracies and necessary updates. If you know of a congressional caucus or caucus website that is not featured here, please leave a note in the comments section so that we can have as complete as possible a set of links for the 111th Congress. Thanks.

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17 Comments on “List of House Caucus Websites in the 111th Congress. How Transparent?
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  7. I hope to learn what caucuses Rep. Jim Himes belongs to in the House. I did learn the committees, but don’t feel I can look at each one.

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  10. Thanks for trying to shine some light on the workings of Caucuses. I would also highlight the caucuses which are supported by affiliated organizations, and track the money. Full transparency should be a given and unfortunately it obviously isn’t.

  11. “Other caucuses, like the Congressional Caucus on Women’s Issues are referred to indirectly through occasional news reports”

    One should wonder how trustworthy these news reports are. The media tends to change things to their own liking

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  13. “Full transparency should be a given.” Ah, that’s true. We should all be looking for a more complete disclosure of data in politics.

  14. Full transparency would be too much for the general populace to handle at the current moment. I am a firm believer in the idea that some parts of politics should be kept secret.

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