Congresswoman Fudge is a proud member of the following caucuses:
The Congressional Black Caucus is an organization representing the African American members of the United States Congress. Its role is to positively influence the course of events pertinent to African-Americans and others of similar experience and situation and achieve greater equity for persons of African descent in the design and content of domestic and international programs and services.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus was established in the U.S. House of Representatives in the early 1990s. It reflects the diversity and strength of the American people, and seeks to give voice to the needs and aspirations of all Americans and to build a more just and humane society.
The Progressive Promise is rooted in four core principles:
- Fighting for economic justice and security for all;
- Protecting and preserving our civil rights and civil liberties;
- Promoting global peace and security; and
- Environmental Protection & Energy Independence
The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) is comprised of Members of Congress of Asian and Pacific Islander descent and members who have a strong dedication to promoting the well-being of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. CAPAC has been addressing the needs of the AAPI community in all areas of American life since it was founded in 1994. CAPAC is non-partisan and bi-cameral.
Its purpose includes:
- Ensuring that legislation passed by the United States Congress, to the greatest extent possible, provides for the full participation of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and reflects the concerns and needs of those communities
- Educating other Members of Congress about the history, contributions and concerns of Asian American and Pacific Islanders
- Working with other Members and Caucuses to protect and advance the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans
- Congressional Rock and Roll Caucus
The mission of the Rock and Roll Caucus is to promote the collection, preservation and interpretation of the impact rock and roll music has made on our world. Members of the Caucus have an interest in promoting the educational, cultural and economic impact of this unique American art form and work to enhance access for the American people to resources in order to educate people about rock and roll, its roots, and its impact on society.
The Congressional Military Family Caucus fosters the interest of family members of the uniformed service members by educating Members and staff on resources the military provides as well as discuss the barriers that a military family faces. Our goal is to address issues such as education, childcare, healthcare, spouse employment, and the effects of multiple deployments.
- Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues
For more than twenty years, the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues has served as an informational clearing house on Capitol Hill and as an advocate for women and families.The Caucus has continued to be an active bipartisan voice in the House. The Women's Caucus informs other Members and staff of important information and develops legislation relating to women's health, economic equity, education, domestic violence, child care, child support, sexual harassment and international women's issues.
The Congressional Diabetes Caucus was formed in 1996 and has grown to be the largest caucus in Congress with close to 250 members in the 111th Congress. The mission of the Congressional Diabetes Caucus is to educate members of Congress and their staff about diabetes and to support legislative activities that would improve diabetes research, education and treatment. Our achievements have been significant. The caucus played a key role in helping to enact legislation to provide Medicare coverage for blood testing strips, glucose monitors and diabetes self-management education.
- Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition
The Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition was created in 1976 by a group of U.S. Representatives from the 18 Northeastern and Midwestern states. Its initial purpose was to assist those legislators to unite the votes of their colleagues during complex and controversial votes on allocating federal monies among the states. In short order, the Coalition members found that they had common interests in numerous other issues related to the economic well-being and environmental health of the Northeast-Midwest region.
Perennial issues of concern to the 174 representatives from the region (40 percent of the House of Representatives) include home energy assistance to low-income families, assistance to small manufacturers, clean water and safe drinking water revolving fund monies, community development block grants, weatherization assistance, watershed ecosystem restoration, and trade adjustment assistance.
- Congressional Taskforce on Childhood Obesity
The Congressional Task Force on Childhood Obesity, a bi-partisan team of United States House of Representatives Members, working collaboratively to raise awareness about the epidemic of childhood obesity and its impact on the health of future generations; encourage active participation by Congress and the President in the effort to decrease the prevalence of childhood obesity and increase preventative measures, and promote policies that educate the public with a specific focus on the needs of children and youth.
- Congressional Rum Caucus
The Congressional Rum Caucus is first-ever Congressional caucus promoting the rum industry.