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Committees and Caucuses

Congressman DeFazio is proud to represent Oregon in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Click on the committee name below to link to the website:

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee  (Chairman)

Committees are integral to the work of Congress in determining the policy needs of the nation and acting on them. Committees in the House have four primary powers:

  • to conduct hearings and investigations,
  • to consider bills and resolutions and amendments to them,
  • to report legislation to the House for its possible consideration, and
  • to conduct oversight of the executive branch.

Please click HERE to find out more information on the committee process and other important government proceedings.


Congressional Caucuses are formed by Members to provide a forum for issues or legislative agendas. A number of caucuses exist in the House and their primary function is to draw attention to issues of importance to their membership.  A complete list of Caucus membership is provided below

House Small Brewer's Caucus [founder and current co-chair]

Northwest Energy Caucus [current co-chair]

Organic Caucus [current co-chair]

Progressive Caucus [founder]

Addiction Treatment and Recovery Caucus

Alzheimer's Caucus

Animal Protection Caucus

America the Beautiful Caucus

Arctic Working Group

Arthritis Caucus

Arts Caucus

Bicameral High Speed & Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus

Bike Caucus

Biomedical Research Caucus

Brain Injury Task Force

Cambodia Caucus

Caucus to Cure Blood Cancers and Other Blood Disorders

Cement Caucus

Childrens Caucus

Chronic Obstruvtive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Caucus

Clean Water Caucus

Coalition for Autism Research and Education

Congressional Coast Guard Caucus

Coastal Caucus

Community College Caucus

Community Pharmacy Caucus

Congressional Afghan Caucus

Congressional Air Force Caucus

Congressional Biomass Caucus

Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus

Congressional Building Trades Caucus

Congressional Bus Caucus

Congressional Buy American Caucus

Congressional Campaign Finance Reform Caucus

Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth

Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans

Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease

Congressional Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers

Congressional Caucus to Cure Blood Cancers

Congressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine

Congressional Hearing Health Caucus

Congressional Homelessness Caucus

Congressional International Conservation Caucus

Congressional Library of Congress Caucus

Congressional Lung Cancer Caucus

Congressional Military Youth Programs Caucus

Congressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus

Congressional Nursing Caucus

Congressional Progressive Caucus

Congressional Rural Broadband Caucus

Congressional Soils Caucus Alliance

Congressional United Service Organization

Congressional Wild Salmon Caucus

Congressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus

Cranberry Caucus

Crohn’s and Colitis Caucus

Cut Flower Caucus

Democratic Caucus

Fire Services Caucus

Friends of New Zealand Caucus

Future of American Media Caucus

Generic Drug Equity Caucus

Heart and Stroke Caucus

Historic Preservation Caucus

History Caucus

House General Aviation Caucus

House Hunger Caucus

House National Service Caucus

House Rural Education Caucus

Humanities Caucus

Internet Caucus

LGBT Equality Caucus

Manufacturing Caucus

Mental Health Caucus

Microbusiness Caucus

Native American Caucus

NextGen911 Caucus

Ovarian Cancer Caucus

Port Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security (PORTS) Caucus

Primary Care Caucus

Pro-Choice Caucus

Public Broadcasting Caucus

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Caucus

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus

Rural Caucus

Rural Education Caucus

Rural Health Care Coalition Caucus

Robotics Caucus

Small Business Caucus

Sportsmen's Caucus

Steel Caucus

Sudan and South Sudan Caucus

Warrior Caucus

Wine Caucus

Working Forest Caucus

Diabetes Caucus

Dietary Supplement Caucus

House Specialty Crops Caucus

Pro-choice caucus

Robotics Caucus

Safe Climate Congressional Caucus

Seniors Task Force

STEAM Caucus

4th Amendment Caucus


Vision Caucus