Congressional Composites Caucus
The Congressional Composites Caucus is a forum for Members of Congress and staff to learn more about this $45 billion industry that employs about 300,000 people predominantly in small businesses all across the US. The Caucus can also be a vehicle for Members of Congress to work together on issues impacting the industry.
Members of the Congressional Composites Caucus include:
|Marsha Blackburn, R-TN||Patrick McHenry, R-NC|
|Earl Blumenauer, D-OR||Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-WA|
|Gus Bilirakis, R-FL||Chellie Pingree, D-ME|
|David Cicilline, D-RI||David Price, D-NC|
|Peter Defazio, D-OR||Phil Roe, R-TN|
|Chuck Fleischmann, R-TN||Kurt Schrader, D-OR|
|Jeff Forentberry, R-NE||Bill Shuster, R-PA|
|Virginia Foxx, R-NC||Glenn Thompson, R-PA|
|Sam Graves, R-MO||Mike Thompson, D-CA|
|Morgan Griffith, R-VA||Michael Turner, R-OH|
|David Joyce, R-OH||Jackie Walorski, R-IN|
|Mike Kelly, R-PA||Tim Walz, R-MN|
|Doug Lamborn, R-CO||Joe Wilson, R-SC (Chairman)|
The Caucus is supported by the American Composites Manufacturers Association. ACMA works with the Caucus to provide information about the value of composite materials and the importance of this industry both nationally and in specific Congressional districts.
The Caucus will provide 3-4 briefings per year for Members of Congress and staff on the use of composites in a range of applications including:
- Protecting our troops
- Making bridges that don’t rust
- Improving fuel efficiency in cars, trucks, RVs and trains
- Producing underground tanks that don’t leak in protecting groundwater
- Generating wind energy
- Transmitting electricity
- Using its corrosion resistant properties for scrubbers for coal plants, transporting ethanol, and in waste water treatment
- Its growing use in aerospace applications
- Enabling the disabled
- Its use in recreational, art and architectural products
The Caucus is supported by the American Composites Manufacturers Association and the ACMA PAC. ACMA works with the Caucus to provide information about the value of composite materials and the importance of this industry both nationally and in specific Congressional districts.
ACMA members should invite their U.S. Representatives to join the Caucus by faxing a "please join our Caucus" letter to their DC office. House of Representative Members and their fax numbers can be looked up here. The Caucus is oriented to the House, and we are not inviting Senators to join at this time.