Congressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus

Congressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus Purpose

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Launched in 2006, the Congressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus, co-chaired by Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) and Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), 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 – 112th Congress

Members: 132

States Represented: 41
Refuges Represented: 181

States Not Represented: Alaska, Idaho, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming (Are you from one these states? Help us recruit your member of Congress!)

 

Congressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus

Membership Listed by State
AL Bachus, Spencer LA Cassidy, Bill NM Luján, Ben Ray
AL Bonner, Jo MA Capuano, Michael NY Bishop, Tim
AR Boozman, John MA Lynch, Stephen NY Higgins, Brian
AZ Grijalva, Raul MA Markey, Edward NY Hinchey, Maurice
CA Capps, Lois MA Olver, John NY Israel, Steve
CA Cardoza, Dennis MA Tierney, John NY Maloney, Carolyn
CA Davis, Susan MD Van Hollen, Chris NY Serrano, Jose
CA Eshoo, Anna ME Michaud, Michael
CA Farr, Sam MI Camp, Dave OH Kucinich, Dennis
MI Conyers, John Jr. OK Boren, Dan
CA Honda, Michael MI Dingell, John OR Blumenauer, Earl
CA Lee, Barbara MI Kildee, Dale OR DeFazio, Pete
CA Lofgren, Zoe MI McCotter, Thaddeus
CA Matsui, Doris MN Bachmann, Michele PA Doyle, Mike
CA Miller, George MN Ellison, Keith PA Gerlach, Jim
CA Napolitano, Grace MN Kline, John PA Holden,Tim
CA Sanchez, Loretta MN McCollum, Betty PA Platts, Todd
CA Stark, Pete MN Paulsen, Erik PA Schwartz, Allyson
CA Thompson, Mike ** MN Peterson, Collin SC Wilson, Joe
CA Waxman, Henry MN Walz, Tim TN Blackburn, Marsha
CA Woolsey, Lynn MO Clay, Wm. Lacy TX Doggett, Lloyd
CO Perlmutter, Ed * Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho TX Green, Gene
CT Larson, John NC Coble, Howard TX Jackson Lee, Sheila
FL Hastings, Alcee NC Jones, Walter TX Paul, Ron
FL Stearns, Cliff NC Miller, Brad VA Connolly, Gerald E.
FL Young, Bill NC Price, David VA Forbes, Randy
Guam Bordallo, Madeleine NJ Andrews, Robert VA Moran, James
HI Hirono, Mazie K. NJ Frelinghuysen, Rodney VA Wittman, Robert
IA Boswell, Leonard NJ Garrett, Scott VA Wolf, Frank
IA Braley, Bruce NJ Holt, Rush VT Welch, Peter
IL Lipinski, Dan NJ Lance, Leonard WA Dicks, Norm
IL Manzullo, Donald NJ LoBiondo, Frank * WA Larsen, Rick
IL Schakowsky, Jan NJ Pallone, Frank WA McDermott, Jim
IN Visclosky, Peter NJ Pascrell, Bill WI Baldwin, Tammy
KY Chandler, Ben NJ Payne, Donald WI Kind, Ron **
LA Alexander, Rodney NJ Rothman, Steve WI Petri, Thomas

*Chair, **Co-chair

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