Oral Health Caucus

In 2002, the Friends of the NIDCR worked closely in conjunction with Reps. Mike Simpson, DDS; John Linder, DDS; and the late Charles Norwood, DDS; to form the Congressional Oral Health Caucus.  The Caucus is dedicated to providing a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas on oral health care and research.  The Caucus sponsors briefings, legislative seminars, and similar educational programs.

The Congressional Oral Health Caucus is a bipartisan body of legislators committed to supporting crucial federal dental and oral health research initiatives and providing vital dental health services to our nation.

Below is a list of the members of the Congressional Oral Health Caucus.

Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID) Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID), Co-Chair

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Co-Chair

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)

Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC)

Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA) Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA)

Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN)

Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) Del. Donna M. Christensen (D-Virgin Islands)

Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-VA)

Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) Rep. John Conyers (D-MI)

Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT)

Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)

Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI)

Rep. Lois Frankel Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL)

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ)

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D -TX) Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D -TX)

Rep. Tom Latham (R-IA) Rep. Tom Latham (R-IA)

Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA) Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA)

Rep. James P. McGovern (D-MA) Rep. James P. McGovern (D-MA)

Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY)

Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV)

Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA)

Del. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan Del. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (I-Northern Mariana Islands)

Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA)

Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz (PA-13) Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz (PA-13)

Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH) Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH)

One of our goals is to increase membership of the Caucus. Encourage your member of Congress to join the Caucus.  If you would like to find out how you can help, please contact Executive Director Peter Anas at 202-223-0667.

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