In August of 2013, Representatives Larry Bucshon (R-IN), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Bill Johnson (R-OH) and Bill Owens (D-NY-Retired), formed the bipartisan Congressional Aluminum Caucus. Owens retired at the end of the 113th Congress. The Caucus serves as an excellent forum to raise awareness of the U.S. aluminum industry and every aspect of the metal’s production and use – from mining to manufacture to recycling.
A caucus is a forum formed by members of Congress so they can discuss specific issues or agenda items. There are many types of caucuses, ranging from political party to specific interest. The Congressional Aluminum Caucus is an interest group caucus where members discuss issues facing the aluminum industry.
The modern aluminum industry has been a vital part of the American manufacturing sector for more than 100 years and is a key material for the 21st century. In fact, aluminum is used in literally hundreds of applications from aluminum cans to football stadiums to airplane parts.
With facilities in nearly every Congressional district, the aluminum industry supports nearly 713,000 American jobs and contributes $186 billion in economic activity nationwide, more than 1 percent of US GDP.
The Congressional Aluminum Caucus focuses on telling this story and educates key federal policy makers about critical issues facing the industry.
The co-sponsors are:
Rep. Larry Bucshon
Rep. Suzan DelBene
Rep. Bill Johnson
Rep. Dave Loebsack
|Andy Barr (R-KY)||Mike Kelly (R-PA)|
|Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)||Rick Larsen (D-WA)|
|Mo Brooks (R-AL)||Alan Lowenthal (D-CA)|
|Cheri Bustos (D-IL)||David McKinley (R-WV)|
|Earl L. ‘Buddy’ Carter (R-GA)||Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)|
|Matt Cartwright (R-PA)||Tim Murphy (R-PA)|
|Doug Collins (R-GA)||Tom Reed (R-NY)|
|Rick Crawford (R-AR)||Dave Reichert (R-WA)|
|Charlie Dent (R-PA)||Phil Roe (R-TN)|
|Scott DesJarlais (R-TN)||Todd Rokita (R-IN)|
|Bob Dold (R-IL)||Keith Rothfus (R-PA)|
|Mike Doyle (D-PA)||Tim Ryan (D-OH)|
|John "Jimmy" Duncan (R-TN)||Adam Smith (D-WA)|
|Elizabeth Esty (D-CT)||Jason Smith (R-MO)|
|Blake Farenthold (R-TX)||Elise Stefanik (R-NY)|
|Stephen Fincher (R-TN)||Pat Tiberi (R-OH)|
|Brett Guthrie (R-KY)||Pete Visclosky (D-IN)|
|Janice Hahn (D-CA)||Jackie Walorski (R-IN)|
|Jim Jordan (R-OH)||Mimi Walters (R-CA)|
|David Joyce (R-OH)||Ed Whitfield (R-KY)|
|Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)||John Yarmuth (D-KY)|