On March 3, 2005, Members of Congress announced that in order to build support for afterschool programs and increase resources for quality afterschool care, they have established the first-ever Afterschool Caucuses in the Senate and the House of Representatives. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Reps. Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) serve as current co-chairs of the bipartisan Caucuses.
Current members of the Afterschool Caucuses for the 113th Congress are listed below:
Click here to read a press release about the launch of the Afterschool Caucuses.
Current members of the Afterschool Caucuses:
United States Senate Afterschool Caucus Members
United States House Afterschool Caucus Members
Check back to see if your Senators and Representatives have joined the Afterschool Caucuses!
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