Committees and Caucuses


House Committee on Oversight and Reform
Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
Subcommittee on Government Operations
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
Chair, Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
Subcommittee on Aviation
Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials


Caucus Membership for 116th Congress
Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues
Mission: To focus on issues related to women including health, business, violence, education, and international issues that affect women of color, young women, and women currently or previously serving in the military.
Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus
Mission: To educate members of Congress and their staff about Down syndrome. The Caucus supports legislative activities that would improve Down syndrome research, education and treatment, and promote public policies that would enhance the quality of life for those with Down syndrome. 
Congressional Hockey Caucus
Mission: To help grow hockey participation and review the potential policy implications as they pertain to academics, health and wellness, and veteran's rehabilitation.
Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus
Mission: The mission of the Caucus is to work toward the extension of equal rights, the repeal of discriminatory laws, the elimination of hate-motivated violence, and the improved health and well being for all regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
Congressional Travel & Tourism Caucus
Mission: To recognize the importance of this industry to our economy and how it generates jobs and revenue in every Congressional District across the country.  
Out of Poverty Caucus
Mission: The COPC provides a forum where members can offer solutions, build support and bring together lawmakers, organizations, community leaders, and other key stakeholders to find concrete solutions to end poverty in America.
USO Congressional Caucus
Mission: To help support a critical link between our Service members and their Representatives
Adult Literacy Caucus
Mission: The bipartisan caucus aims to bring attention to the critical need for literacy services for the estimated 32 million adults in the country who have below-basic reading skills.
Science and National Labs Caucus
Mission: The new Caucus will concentrate on reinforcing federal investment in research and the national laboratories, as well as raise awareness in and out of Congress about the role they play in long-term economic growth.
113th Congressional Social Work Caucus
Mission: NASW works to enhance the professional growth and developmentof social workers; to create and maintain standards for the social work profession; and to advance sound social policies that support the well-being of individuals, families and communities.
The Congressional Urban Caucus
 Mission: The members of the Urban Caucus intend to foster discussion about the health of the nation's metropolitan areas through policy forums, legislative proposals, and advocacy.
HIV/AIDS Community Concerns Regarding Sequestration & FY 2014
 Mission: The Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus consists of a bipartisan group of Members of Congress who are committed to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic, improving the lives of those infected with the disease, and ensuring that everyone is informed and knows their status.
Nursing Caucus
 Mission: The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation's 3.1 million registered nurses through its constituent and state nurses associations and its organizational affiliates. The ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public.
Bipartisan Public Service Caucus
Mission: The Congressional Public Service Caucus is a bipartisan, bicameral Member organization committed to building public and congressional support for a well-trained, high-performing federal workforce and advancing policies that will help the government attract and retain talented Americans.
House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
Mission: The mission of the task force is to prevent gun violence while still respecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.
National Parks Caucus
Mission: The lawmakers founded the caucus to further awareness in Congress about the needs of America 's national parks.
Friends of Switzerland Caucus
Mission: The Friends of Switzerland Caucus serves as a forum to promote discussion and cultural exchange between the United States and Switzerland.
Congressional Veterans Job Caucus
Mission: The Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus was launched as a abipartisan, bicameral effort to help the 857,000 veterans in our nation who are unemployed. 
Democratic Whip Task Force on Poverty and Opportunity
Mission: The goal of the task force is to enhance the coordination and alignment of federal, state, and local anti-poverty programs to maximize the impact of every federal dollar in the fight against poverty, strengthen federal oversight of anti-poverty programs by improving how the United States measures and evaluates the impact of anti-poverty programs, as well as the long term economic outcomes of the Americans who receive assistance; and remove barriers and obstacles that prevent low-income Americans from joining the middle class.