Congressional Caucuses in the 112th Congress: New, Unrenewed and Continuing CMOs as of 2/15/11

House Caucuses in the 112th Congress: New, Unrenewed and Continuing as of mid-February 2011In the first month and a half of the 112th Congress, 187 Congressional Member Organizations — more familiarly known as “caucuses” — have registered with the Committee on House Administration in keeping with the rules of the House of Representatives. Caucuses bring together members of Congress who are focused on a subject, be it broad (the House Manufacturing Caucus), narrow (the Congressional Fragile X Caucus) or even unrelated to lawmaking (the GOP Doctors Caucus).

Some (28 caucuses) but not all (159 caucuses) of these CMOs are new, and some caucuses that were registered in the 111th Congress have not yet been registered for the 112th Congress. The origination, reauthorization, or lapse of a congressional caucus is an indication of the political priorities of the House; given their limited time, the matters that members of Congress choose to purse are the most salient and pressing, at least in their perception.

What’s blazing hot in the House? What issues have sustained appeal, and what former passions have been put on the back burner? These lists of new, continuing and unrenewed caucuses (current as of February 15, 2011) are a good place to look for answers:

The 28 New Caucuses of the 112th Congress:

Arthritis Caucus
Central American Caucus
Civility Caucus
Congressional Aviation Safety Caucus
Congressional Balanced Budget Amendment caucus
Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus
Congressional Caucus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Congressional Caucus on Wild Salmon
Congressional Civil Justice Caucus
Congressional Flat Tax Caucus
Congressional Manufactured Housing Caucus
Congressional Marcellus Shale Caucus
Congressional Nepal Caucus
Congressional Northeast Agriculture Caucus
Congressional Pediatric and Adult Hydrocephalus
Congressional Social Work Caucus
Congressional Southwest Border Caucus
Congressional Technology Transfer Caucus
Congressional Wine Caucus
Crohn’s and Colitis Caucus
House Republican Israel Caucus
House U.S. – European Union Caucus
Kurdish-American Caucus
National Heritage Area Caucus
National Marine Sanctuary Caucus
Northern Border Caucus
Republican New Media Caucus
U.S. – Lebanon Friendship Caucus

The 159 Caucuses of the 111th Congress that are ReRegistered for the 112th Congress:

African Great Lakes Caucus
Animal Protection Caucus
Bi-Partisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
Bi-Partisan Congressional Singapore Caucus
Bi-Partisan Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Caucus
Bi-Partisan Disabilities Caucus
Bi-Partisan, Bi-Cameral Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease
Blue Dog Coalition
Building a Better America Caucus
California Democratic Congressional Delegation
Caucus for Congressional-World Bank Dialogue
Coalition for Autism Research and Education (C.A.R.E.)
Community College Caucus
Congressional Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery Caucus
Congressional Afghan Caucus
Congressional Albanian Issues Caucus
Congressional Army Caucus
Congressional Arts Caucus
Congressional Black Caucus
Congressional Bourbon Caucus
Congressional Brain Injury Task Force
Congressional Buy American Caucus
Congressional Caucus on Beef
Congressional Caucus on Brazil
Congressional Caucus on Entertainment Industries
Congressional Caucus on Homelessness
Congressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention
Congressional Caucus on Long Range Strike
Congressional Caucus on Lumber
Congressional Caucus on Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children
Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse
Congressional Caucus on Qatari-American Economic Strategic Defense, Cultural and Economic Partnership
Congressional Caucus on the European Union
Congressional Caucus on the Judicial Branch
Congressional Caucus on the Netherlands
Congressional Caucus on Unmanned Systems
Congressional Caucus on Vietnam
Congressional Caucus on Youth Sports
Congressional Children’s Caucus
Congressional Children’s Health Care Caucus
Congressional China Caucus
Congressional Coal Caucus
Congressional Coast Guard Caucus
Congressional Composites Caucus
Congressional Constitution Caucus
Congressional Correctional Officers Caucus
Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus
Congressional Dairy Farmers Caucus
Congressional Electromagnetic Pulse Caucus
Congressional Everglades Caucus
Congressional Farmer Cooperative Caucus
Congressional Former Mayors Caucus
Congressional Fragile X Caucus
Congressional French Caucus
Congressional Friends of Liechtenstein Caucus
Congressional Friends of Panama Caucus
Congressional Friends of Scotland Caucus
Congressional Friends of Spain Caucus
Congressional Gaming Caucus
Congressional Georgia Caucus
Congressional Green Schools Caucus
Congressional Health Care Caucus
Congressional High Performance Building Caucus
Congressional High Technology Caucus
Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus
Congressional Hockey Caucus
Congressional Horse Caucus
Congressional Humanities Caucus
Congressional Intelligent Transportation Systems Caucus
Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus
Congressional Internet Caucus
Congressional Land Conservation Caucus
Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus
Congressional Library of Congress Caucus
Congressional Long Island Sound Caucus
Congressional Media Fairness Caucus
Congressional Mental Health Caucus
Congressional Military Family Caucus
Congressional Missile Defense Caucus
Congressional Modeling and Simulation Caucus
Congressional Mongolia Caucus
Congressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus
Congressional National Parks Caucus
Congressional Native American Caucus
Congressional Natural Gas Caucus
Congressional Navy and Marine Corps Caucus
Congressional Neuroscience Caucus
Congressional Nursing Caucus
Congressional Oral Health Caucus
Congressional Osteoporosis Caucus
Congressional Pakistan Caucus
Congressional Pediatric Cancer Caucus
Congressional Prayer Caucus
Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
Congressional Pro-Trade Caucus
Congressional Public Service Caucus
Congressional Real Estate Caucus
Congressional Reclaim American Jobs Caucus
Congressional Research and Development Caucus
Congressional Rural Education Caucus
Congressional Rural Veterans Caucus
Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus
Congressional Serbian American Caucus
Congressional Shellfish Caucus
Congressional Shipbuilding Caucus
Congressional Slovak Caucus
Congressional Steel Caucus
Congressional Stop DUI Caucus
Congressional Taiwan Caucus
Congressional Textile Caucus
Congressional Trails Caucus
Congressional Travel & Tourism Caucus
Congressional United Kingdom Caucus
Congressional United Services Organization (USO) Caucus
Congressional Urban Caucus
Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus
Congressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
Democratic Israel Working Group
Diversity and Innovation Caucus
Electronic Warfare Working Group
Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus
Friends of Job Corps Congressional Caucus
Friends of Thailand Caucus
GOP Doctors Caucus
House Air Force Caucus
House Algae Energy Caucus
House Bike Caucus
House Biomedical Research Caucus
House Cancer Caucus
House General Aviation Caucus
House Manufacturing Caucus
House Military Depot and Industrial Facilities Caucus
House Passenger Rail Caucus
House Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
House Small Brewers Caucus
House Tea Party Caucus
Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus
Immigration Reform Caucus
International Workers Rights Caucus
Iran Human Rights and Democracy Caucus
Israel Allies Caucus
Law Enforcement Caucus
Lyme Disease Caucus
Medical Technology Caucus
Military Veterans Caucus
National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
Populist Caucus
Pro-Life Women’s Caucus
Recording Arts and Sciences Congressional Caucus
Religious Minorities in the Middle East Caucus
Republican Study Committee
Rural Health Care Coalition (RHCC)
Saving and Ownership Caucus
Sudan Caucus
Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition
Task Force on Terrorism & Proliferation Financing
Tunisia Caucus
U.S. – Mexico Friendship Caucus

The 181 Caucuses of the 111th Congress that have not been renewed for the 112th Congress:

Afterschool Caucus
American Engagement Caucus
Americans Abroad Caucus
Anti-Value Added Tax Caucus
Bi-Partisan Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism
Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus
Bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Parkinson’s Disease
Bipartisan Congressional Refugee Caucus
Caucus on International Religious Freedom
Children’s Environmental Health Caucus
Commission on Divided Families
Congressional 21st Century Health Care Caucus
Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus
Congressional African Partnership for Economic Growth Caucus
Congressional Algerian Caucus
Congressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus
Congressional Apparel Manufacturing and Fashion Business Caucus
Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
Congressional Asthma and Allergy Caucus
Congressional Automotive Caucus
Congressional Azerbaijan Caucus
Congressional Baby Caucus
Congressional Boating Caucus
Congressional Border Caucus
Congressional Caribbean Caucus
Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press
Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues
Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
Congressional Caucus on Bosnia
Congressional Caucus on Bulgaria
Congressional Caucus on California High-Speed Rail
Congressional Caucus on Central and Eastern Europe
Congressional Caucus on Central Asia
Congressional Caucus on Columbia
Congressional Caucus on Cote d’Ivoire
Congressional Caucus on Distracted Driving Awareness
Congressional Caucus on Drug Policy
Congressional Caucus on Global Road Safety
Congressional Caucus on Green Jobs
Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
Congressional Caucus on Human Trafficking
Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
Congressional Caucus on Indonesia
Congressional Caucus on Infant Health and Safety
Congressional Caucus on Korea
Congressional Caucus on Literacy
Congressional Caucus on Modern Agriculture
Congressional Caucus on Poland
Congressional Caucus on Refugees
Congressional Caucus on Strategic Communications and Public Diplomacy
Congressional Caucus on the Mississippi River
Congressional Caucus on Tibet
Congressional Caucus on US-Turkey Relations and Turkish Americans
Congressional Caucus on Youth Drug Prevention
Congressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine
Congressional Caucus to Pass HJ Res 1
Congressional Community Pharmacy Coalition
Congressional Contaminated Drywall Caucus
Congressional Courthouse Caucus
Congressional Diabetes Caucus
Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus
Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus
Congressional Ethiopian American Caucus
Congressional Financial Markets Caucus
Congressional Fire Services Caucus
Congressional Fitness Caucus
Congressional Friends of Canada Caucus
Congressional Friends of Denmark
Congressional Friends of Jordan Caucus
Congressional Gateway Communities Caucus
Congressional Glaucoma Caucus
Congressional Global Health Caucus
Congressional Hazards Caucus
Congressional Health Care Reform Caucus
Congressional Healthy Forest Caucus
Congressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
Congressional Hispanic Conference
Congressional House Aerospace Caucus
Congressional HUBZone Caucus
Congressional Humvee Caucus
Congressional Hydropower Caucus
Congressional I-73/74 Corridor Caucus
Congressional Integrative Medicine Caucus
Congressional Invisible Wounds Caucus
Congressional JOBS NOW! Caucus
Congressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
Congressional Levee Caucus
Congressional Men’s Health Caucus
Congressional Motorcycle Caucus
Congressional Motorsport Caucus
Congressional Musicians Caucus
Congressional Nanotechnology Caucus
Congressional Nuclear Security Caucus
Congressional Olympic and Paralympic Caucus
Congressional Pilot’s Caucus
Congressional Pollinator Protection Caucus
Congressional Port Security Caucus
Congressional Postal Caucus
Congressional Prevention Caucus
Congressional Pro Sports Caucus
Congressional Progressive Caucus
Congressional Romania Caucus
Congressional Rural Caucus
Congressional Rural Housing Caucus
Congressional School Health and Safety Caucus
Congressional Scouting Caucus
Congressional Services Caucus
Congressional Ski and Snowboard Caucus
Congressional Soccer Caucus
Congressional Soils Caucus
Congressional Songwriters Caucus
Congressional Sovereignty Caucus
Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus
Congressional Study Group on Public Health
Congressional Submarine Caucus
Congressional Timber Caucus
Congressional Transparency Caucus
Congressional TRIO Caucus
Congressional Ukrainian Caucus
Congressional Vision Caucus
Congressional Western Caucus
Congressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
Congressional Wireless Caucus
E-911 Caucus
Friends of Kazakhstan Caucus
Friends of New Zealand Caucus
Friends of Paraguay Caucus
Friends of Switzerland Caucus
Future of American Media Caucus
Global Internet Freedom Caucus
Goods Movement Caucus
Hearing Health Caucus
Home Health Caucus
House Baltic Caucus
House Bangladesh Caucus
House Caucus for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
House Hunger Caucus
House Impact Aid Coalition
House International Conservation Caucus
House Long-Term Care Coalition
House Mentoring Caucus
House National Service Caucus
House Naval Mine Warfare Caucus
House Oceans Caucus
House Special Operations Caucus
House Trade Working Groups
Hungarian American Caucus
Interstate 49 Caucus
Interstate 69 Caucus
Iran Working Group
Iraqi Women’s Caucus
Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Caucus
Midwest High Speed Rail Congressional Caucus
New Democrat Coalition
Northeast Midwest Congressional Coalition
Northwest Energy Caucus
Nuclear Issues Working Group
Ohio River Basin COngressional Caucus
Oil and National Security Caucus
Organization of American States Caucus
Out of Afghanistan Caucus
Property Rights Action Caucus
Quality Care Coalition
Rare and Neglected Disease Caucus
Russia Caucus
Second Amendment Task Force
Smart Contracting Caucus
SOS Group
Spina Bifida Caucus
Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare
Tax Equity Caucus
The Freedom Caucus
The Generic Drug Equity Caucus
U.S.-China Working Group
U.S.-Philippines Friendship Caucus
Unexploded Ordinance Caucus
Upper Mississippi River Basin Congressional Task Force
Venezuela Democracy Caucus
Victory in Iraq Caucus
Water Caucus
World Economic Forum Caucus

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4 Comments on “Congressional Caucuses in the 112th Congress: New, Unrenewed and Continuing CMOs as of 2/15/11
  1. Pingback: 51 New House Caucuses Organized in March 2011 (Web Sites and Members Listed Where Available) | That's My Congress

  2. Your list of the not renewed caucuses from the 111th that carried over to the 112th is incorrect.

    Our Friends of Switzerland Caucus, co chaired by congresswoman Tammy Baldwin and Congressman Wally Herger, has indeed been renewed by the House Administration Committee for the 1112th Congress. I would appreciate your making the corresponding correction.

    Mario Brossi
    Senior Advisor for Congressional Affairs
    Embassy of Switzerland

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