Caucus Leadership

Since the beginning, the Caucus’ bipartisan spirit has been reflected in its leadership:

  • Reps. Elizabeth Holtzman (D-NY) and Margaret Heckler (R-MA), the founding co-chairs (1977-1980)
  • Reps. Patricia Schroeder (D-CO) and Margaret Heckler (R-MA) (1980-1982)
  • Rep. Patricia Schroeder (D-CO) and Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) (1983-1994)
  • Reps. Constance Morella (R-MD) and Nita Lowey (D-NY) (1995-1996)
  • Rep. Nancy Johnson (R-CT) and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) (1997-1998)
  • Reps. Sue Kelly (R-NY) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) (1999-2000)
  • Reps. Judy Biggert (R-IL) and Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-CA) (2001-2002)


  • Reps. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY) (2003-2004)
  • Reps. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL) and Hilda Solis (D-CA) (2005-2006)
  • Reps. Lois Capps (D-CA) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) (2007-2008)
  • Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Mary Fallin (R-OK) (2009-2010)
  • Reps. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Gwen Moore (D-WI) (2011-2012)
  • Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) and Donna F. Edwards (D-MD) (2013-2014)
  • Reps. Kristi Noem (R-SD) and Doris O. Matsui (D-CA) (2015-2016)
  • Reps. Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) and Lois Frankel (D-FL) (2017-2018)
  • Reps. Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) and Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) (current)