The Congressional Wildlife

Refuge Caucus

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Caucus Purpose

Caucuses form in order to address needs that are not yet being met by Congress. Bi-partisan caucuses, such as the Congressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus, unite members from both parties of the House to address issues such as policy and funding for specific issues.

The Congressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus, lead by Co-chairs Mike Thompson of California and Mike Castle of Delaware and Vice Co-chairs Ed Perlmutter of Colorado and Frank Lo Biondo of New Jersey, will raise awareness of our Refuge System, support adequate Refuge System budgets, and ensure the sustained growth of the Refuge System for future generations. The Congressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus has 139 committed members and is steadily growing.


Membership

Congressional Refuge Caucus Update
November 3 , 2009

Members:139
States Represented:41
Refuges Represented:182

 

Member State Date Joined   Member State Date Joined
Thompson, Mike ** CA 14-Mar-06   Kline, John MN 25-Jul-06
Castle, Mike  ** DE 14-Mar-06   Kucinich, Dennis OH 12-Jan-07
LoBiondo, Frank * NJ 4-May-06   Lance, Leonard NJ 3-Mar-09
Perlmutter, Ed * CO 29-Mar-07   Larsen, Rick WA 17-Oct-06
Abercrombie, Neil HI 10-Apr-07   Larson, John CT 31-Jul-06
Alexander, Rodney LA 5-Mar-09   Lee, Barbara CA 31-Jan-07
Andrews, Robert NJ 6-Dec-06   Lipinski, Dan IL 9-Jan-07
Arcuri, Michael NY 7-Mar-07   Lofgren, Zoe CA 18-Sep-06
Bachmann, Michele MN 30-Apr-08   Lujan, Ben Ray NM 30-Oct-09
Bachus, Spencer AL 26-Jun-06   Lynch, Stephen MA 3-Aug-06
Baird, Brian WA 29-Jul-06   Maloney, Carolyn NY 23-Aug-06
Baldwin, Tammy WI 14-Jun-06   Manzullo, Donald IL 7-Sep-06
Bishop, Tim NY 1-Aug-06   Markey, Edward MA 21-Aug-06
Blackburn, Marsha TN 8-Sep-06   Marshall, Jim GA 25-Jul-06
Blumenauer, Earl OR 28-Nov-06   Matsui, Doris CA 29-Aug-06
Bonner, Jo AL 5-Mar-07   McCollum, Betty MN 31-Aug-06
Boozman, John AR 23-Mar-07   McCotter, Thaddeus MI 12-Jan-07
Bordallo, Madeleine Guam 15-Jan-08   McDermott, Jim WA 31-Jul-06
Boren, Dan OK 7-Sep-06   Michaud, Michael ME 16-May-06
Boswell, Leonard IA 12-Sep-06   Miller, Brad NC 25-Sep-06
Boucher, Rick VA 5-Sep-06   Miller, George CA 17-May-06
Boyd, Allen FL 18-Sep-06   Mollohan, Alan WV 28-Jul-06
Braley, Bruce IA 16-Jan-07   Moore, Dennis KS 26-Jul-06
Brown-Waite, Ginny FL 14-Jul-06   Moran, James VA 28-Aug-06
Camp, Dave MI 14-Jan-07   Murphy, Patrick PA 24-May-08
Capps, Lois CA 10-Apr-07   Napolitano, Grace CA 22-Sep-06
Capuano, Michael MA 12-Sep-06   Oberstar, James MN 10-Aug-06
Cardoza, Dennis CA 31-Aug-06   Olver, John MA 15-Feb-07
Cassidy, Bill LA 6-Aug-09   Ortiz, Solomon TX 28-Aug-06
Chandler, Ben KY 29-Aug-06   Pallone, Frank NJ 31-May-06
Clay, Wm. Lacy MO 2-Aug-06   Pascrell, Bill NJ 15-Sep-06
Coble, Howard NC 13-Jul-06   Paul, Ron TX 15-Sep-06
Connolly, Gerald VA 26-Jul-10   Paulsen, Erik MN 18-Feb-09
Conyers, John Jr. MI 10-Jan-07   Payne, Donald NJ 7-Jun-06
Davis, Lincoln TN 29-Aug-06   Peterson, Collin MN 25-Nov-07
Davis, Susan CA 1-Feb-07   Petri, Thomas WI 28-Jul-06
DeFazio, Pete OR 27-Jul-06   Platts, Todd PA 6-Sep-06
Dicks, Norm WA 31-Jul-06   Pomeroy, Earl ND 28-Jul-06
Dingell, John MI 22-May-06   Price, David NC 14-Sep-06
Doggett, Lloyd TX 26-Apr-06   Rothman, Steve NJ 31-Aug-06
Doyle, Mike PA 10-Jan-07   Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho N. Mariana Islands 19-Oct-09
Ehlers, Vernon MI 7-Aug-06   Sanchez, Loretta CA 1-May-07
Ellison, Keith MN 23-Jul-08   Schakowsky, Jan IL 30-Mar-07
Eshoo, Anna CA 28-Jul-06   Schwartz, Allyson PA 13-Sep-06
Farr, Sam CA 28-Jul-06   Serrano, Jose NY 25-Aug-06
Filner, Bob CA 11-Sep-06   Sestak, Joe PA 14-Jul-08
Forbes, Randy VA 30-Jan-07   Shea-Porter, Carol NH 19-Jan-07
Frelinghuysen, Rodney NJ 6-Oct-06   Smith, Adam WA 20-Jul-06
Garrett, Scott NJ 18-Sep-06   Snyder, Vic AR 6-Sep-06
Gerlach, Jim PA 11-Jul-06   Souder, Mark IN 29-Sep-06
Gordon, Bart TN 10-Aug-06   Spratt, John SC 12-Sep-06
Green, Gene TX 13-Feb-07   Stark, Pete CA 26-Jun-06
Grijalva, Raul AZ 10-May-06   Stearns, Cliff FL 5-Sep-06
Hare, Phil IL 16-Nov-07   Tanner, John TN 20-Jul-06
Hastings, Alcee  FL 11-Jul-06   Tauscher, Ellen CA 5-Oct-06
Herseth Sandlin, Stephanie SD 8-Dec-06   Tierney, John MA 25-Aug-06
Higgins, Brian NY 18-Aug-06   Van Hollen, Chris MD 8-Jan-07

Hill, Baron
IN 9-Jun-09   Visclosky, Peter IN 18-Oct-06
Hinchey, Maurice NY 12-Sep-06   Walz, Tim MN 25-Jun-08
Hirono, Mazie K. HI 30-Aug-07   Watson, Diane CA 21-Sep-06
Holden,Tim PA 6-Sep-06   Waxman, Henry CA 25-Sep-06
Holt, Rush NJ 6-Jun-06   Weiner, Anthony NY 9-Aug-06
Honda, Michael CA 19-Sep-06   Welch, Peter VT 9-May-09
Israel, Steve NY 4-Aug-06   Wexler, Robert FL 25-May-06
Jackson Lee, Sheila TX 31-Jul-06   Wilson, Joe SC 29-Aug-06
Jones, Walter NC 28-Jul-06   Wittman, Robert VA 6-May-08
Kanjorski, Paul PA 7-Sep-06   Wolf, Frank VA 17-Nov-06
Kennedy, Patrick RI 15-Apr-08   Woolsey, Lynn CA 16-Aug-06
Kildee, Dale MI 2-May-06   Wu, David OR 13-Oct-06
Kind, Ron WI 10-Mar-06 Young, Bill FL 19-Sep-06

** = co-chair
* = vice co-chair

States Not Represented: Alaska, Idaho, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming

 


Take Action!

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TAKE ACTION USING NWRA'S ADVOCACY TOOL!

You can make your views known with FWS and your members of Congress by using NWRA's new e-advocacy program: the Refuge Advocacy Network (RAN). By using the network, you can now contact your elected officials and other decision-makers more easily and effectively!

Help make a difference on refuge issues by utilizing the NWRA's RAN e-advocacy tool. It's fast, easy and effective!

Please visit the NWRA Web site or contact Desiree Sorenson-Groves, Vice President of Government Affairs, at 202.292.3961 or dgroves@refugeassociation.org for more information.