Congressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus

Purpose

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Launched in 2006, the Congressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus, co-chaired by Reps. Ron Kind (D-WI) and Mike Thompson (D-CA), is a bipartisan coalition that provides a collective voice of support for the Refuge System. The caucus was formed to unite representatives on both sides of the aisle passionate about our National Wildlife Refuge System.

There are five caucus goals:

  1. Raise awareness of our National Wildlife Refuge System
  2. Create a voice for refuges in Congress
  3. Support adequate Refuge System budgets
  4. Promote the six priority public uses outlined in the Refuge Improvement Act (hunting, fishing, wildlife photography, wildlife observation, environmental education and interpretation)
  5. Support the strategic growth of the Refuge System

Wildlife Refuge Caucus Facts and Figures – 114th Congress

Members: 69

States Represented: 28

House Members
Blackburn, Marsha (R-TN)
Blumenauer, Earl (D-OR)
Bordallo, Madeleine (D-GU)
Capps, Lois (D-CA)
Capuano, Mike (D-MA)
Cartwright, Matthew (D-PA)
Castor, Kathy (D-FL)
Clay, Jr.,William Lacy (D-MO)
Conyers, Jr., John (D-MI)
Costello, Ryan (R-PA)
Davis, Susan (D-CA)
DeFazio, Pete (D-OR)
Dingell, Debbie (D-MI)
Doggett II, Lloyd (D-TX)
Doyle, Mike (D-PA)
Ellison, Keith (D-MN)
Eshoo, Anna (D-CA)
Farr, Sam (D-CA)
Forbes, Randy (R-VA)
Frelinghuysen, Rodney (R-NJ)
Garrett,  Scott (R-NJ)
Green, Gene (D-TX)
Grijalva, Raul (D-AZ)
Hastings, Alcee (D-FL)
Higgins, Brian (D-NY)
Honda, Mike (D-CA)
Israel, Steve (D-NY)
Jackson-Lee, Sheila (D-TX)
Jones, Jr., Walter (R-NC)
Kind, Ron (D-WI) Chair
Kline, John (R-MN)
Lance, Leonard (R-NJ)
Larsen, Rick (D-WA)
Larson, John (D-CT)
Lee, Barbara (D-CA)
Lipinski, Dan (D-IL)
LoBiondo, Frank (R-NJ) Co-Vice Chair
Lofgren, Zoe (D-CA)
Lujan, Ben Ray (D-NM)
Lynch, Stephen (D-MA)
Maloney, Carolyn (D-NY)
Matsui, Doris (D-CA)
McCollum, Betty (D-MN)
McDermot, Jim (D-WA)
Napolitano, Grace (D-CA)
Pallone, Jr., Frank (D-NJ)
Pascrell, Jr., Bill (D-NJ)
Paulsen, Erik (R-MN)
Payne, Jr., Donald (D-NJ)
Peterson, Collin (D-MN)
Perlmutter, Ed (D-CO) Co-Vice Chair
Pingree, Chellie (D-ME)
Price, David (D-NC)
Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho (D-MP)
Sanchez, Loretta (D-CA)
Schakowsky, Jan (D-IL)
Serrano, Jose (D-NY)
Smith, Adam (D-WA)
Thompson, Mike (D-CA) Chair
Van Hollen, Jr., Chris (D-MD)
Visclosky, Pete (D-IN)
Walz, Tim (D-MN)
Welch, Peter (D-VT)
Wilson, Joe  (R-SC)
Wittman, Rob  (R-VA)
Senate Members

Baldwin, Tammy (D-WI)
Boozman, John (R-AR)
Hirono, Mazie (D-HI)
Markey, Ed (D-MA)

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