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Congressional Aluminum Caucus

About the Congressional Aluminum Caucus

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.

Purpose of the Congressional Aluminum Caucus

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.  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 more than 660,000 American jobs and contributes $172 billion in economic activity nationwide.

The Congressional Aluminum Caucus focuses on telling this story and educates key federal policymakers about critical issues facing the industry.

Congressional Aluminum Caucus Membership

The co-chairs are:

Rep. Larry Bucshon 

Rep. Matt Cartwright 

Rep. Bill Johnson 

Rep. Haley Stevens 

Additional membership:

Robert Aderholt (R-AL) Rick Larsen (D-WA)
Colin Allred (D-TX) Bob Latta (R-OH)
Cindy Axne (D-IA) Alan Lowenthal (D-CA)
Andy Barr (R-KY) David McKinley (R-WV)
Mo Brooks (R-AL) Alex Mooney (R-WV)
Cheri Bustos (D-IL) Daniel Meuser (R-PA)
Tim Burchett (R-TN) Ralph Norman (R-SC)
Earl L. ‘Buddy’ Carter (R-GA)  Tom O'Halleran (D-AZ)
James Comer (R-KY) Tom Reed (R-NY)
Rick Crawford (R-AR) Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA)
Suzan DelBene (D-WA) Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) 
Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) Tim Ryan (D-OH)
Debbie Dingell (D-MI) Adam Smith (D-WA)
Mike Doyle (D-PA) Jason Smith (R-MO)
Glen Grothman (R-WI) Lloyd Smucker (R-PA)
Brett Guthrie (R-KY) Elise Stefanik (R-NY)
Jody Hice (R-GA) Mark Takano (D-CA)
Jim Jordan (R-OH) Fred Upton (R-MI)
David Joyce (R-OH) Jackie Walorski (R-IN)
Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) Bruce Westerman (R-AR)
Mike Kelly (R-PA) John Yarmuth (D-KY)
Ron Kind (D-WI)  




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