Congressional Caucuses

Two caucuses represent the humanities in the U.S. Congress.  A caucus is an informal group of members who share similar legislative or policy interests.

Congressional Humanities Caucus

Rep. David Price (D-NC) and Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH) co-chair the Congressional Humanities Caucus. The caucus was founded in 2004 by Rep. Jim Leach and Rep. David Price to ensure the vitality of the humanities in American life and to provide a forum for Members of Congress to engage in the humanities in current public policy issues. Members of the caucus work together to strengthen the nation’s awareness of history, literature, languages, philosophy, ethics, religion, anthropology, government, linguistics, and other humanities disciplines.

Congressional Humanities Caucus Roster

Chair

Price, David  (D-NC-4)

Stivers, Steve (R-OH-15)

 

Members

Adams, Alma (D-NC-12)

Bacon, Don (R-NE-2)

Bishop Jr., Sanford  (D-GA-2)

Bluemenaur, Earl  (D-OR-3)

Bonamici, Suzanne  (D-OR-1)

Brooks, Mo (R-AL-5)

Brownley, Julia (D-CA-26)

Carbajal, Salud (D-CA-24)

Carson, Andre (D-IN-7)

Castro, Joaquin (D-TX-20)

Clyburn, Jim  (D-SC-6)

Cohen, Steve  (D-TN-9)

Cole, Tom  (R-OK-4)

Comer, James (R-KY-1)

Cooper, Jim  (D-TN-5)

Correa, J. Luis (D-CA-46)

DeFazio, Peter  (D-OR-4) 

DeLauro, Rosa  (D-CT-3)

DeSaulnier, Mark (D-CA-11)

Doggett, Lloyd  (D-TX-25)

Eshoo, Anna  (D-CA-18)

Fortenberry, Jeff  (R-NE-1)

Garamendi, John (D-CA-3)

Gonzalez, Vicente (D-TX-15)

Gottheimer, Josh (D-NJ-5)

Grijalva, Raul (D-AZ-3)

Guthrie, Brett (R-KY-2)

Hill, J. French (R-AR-2)

Johnson, Eddie Bernice (D-TX-30)

Johnson, Hank (D-GA-04)

Kaptur, Marcy (D-OH-9)

Katko, John (R-NY-24)

Kilmer, Derek (D-WA-6)

Kim, Andy (D-NJ-3)

Kind, Ron  (D-WI-3) 

Langevin, James  (D-RI-2)

Larsen, Rick  (D-WA-2)

Larson, John (D-CT-1)

Lieu, Ted (D-CA-33)

Loebsack, Dave  (D-IA-2)

Maloney, Carolyn  (D-NY-14)

Matsui, Doris  (D-CA-6)

McCollum, Betty  (D-MN-4) 

McGovern, Jim (D-MA-03)

McKinley, David (R-WV-1)

Moulton, Seth (D-MA-6)

Nadler, Jerrold  (D-NY-8)

Norton, Eleanor Holmes (D-DC-AL)

Pallone, Frank (D-NJ-6)

Pascrell, Bill  (D-NJ-8) 

Payne Jr., Donald (D-NJ-10)

Peters, Scott (D-CA-52)

Pingree, Chellie  (D-ME-1)

Pocan, Mark (D-WI-2)

Raskin, Jamie (D-MD-8)

Ruppersberger, Dutch  (D-MD-2)

Rush, Bobby  (D-IL-1)

Ryan, Tim  (D-OH-17)

Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho (D-MP-At-Large)

Scanlon, Mary Gay (D-PA-5)

Schakowsky, Jan  (D-IL-9)

Schiff, Adam  (D-CA-28)

Scott, Bobby (D-VA-3) 

Sires, Albio (D-NJ-8)

Smith, Adam  (D-WA-09)

Smith, Chris (R-NJ-4)

Takano, Mark (D-CA-41)

Thompson, Mike  (D-CA-5)

Titus, Dina (D-NV-1)

Velazquez, Nydia (D-NY-7)

Wild, Susan (D-PA-7)

Yarmuth, John  (D-KY-3)

Young, Don (R-AK-AL)


 

Senate Cultural Caucus

Senators Edward Kennedy (D-MA), Michael Enzi (R-WY), James Jeffords (I-VT), and Norm Coleman (R-MN) formed the Senate Cultural Caucus in 2005. The membership of this caucus represents advocates of both the arts and the humanities.

Co-Chairs

Susan Collins (R-ME)

Jack Reed (D-RI)

Members

Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)

Dan Sullivan (R-AK)

Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)

Michael Bennet (D-CO)

Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)

Chris Murphy (D-CT)

Chris Coons (D-DE)

Mazie Hirono (D-HI)

Brian Schatz (D-HI)

Richard Durbin (D-IL)

Ed Markey (D-MA)

Angus King, Jr. (I-ME)

Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)

Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)

Gary Peters (D-MI)

Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

Tina Smith (D-MN)

Roger Wicker (R-MS)

John Tester (D-MT)

Maggie Hassan (D-NH)

Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

Robert Menendez (D-NJ)

Cory Booker (D-NJ)

Charles Schumer (D-NY)

Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY)

John Hoeven (R-ND)

Sherrod Brown (D-OH)

Jeff Merkley (D-OR)

Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

Maria Cantwell (D-WA)

Patty Murray (D-WA)

Joe Manchin (D-WV)

Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)