Category:U.S. House Caucuses

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In the House, congressional caucuses, officially titled Congressional Member Organizations (CMO’s), are permitted to form in order to pursue common legislative objectives. The House Committee on House Administration is responsible for creating rules and overseeing congressional caucuses. At the beginning of each Congress, each caucus must register with the committee. The registration must include each prospective member's name, a statement of purpose, officers, and the name of an employee designated to work on issues related to the caucus. [1]

Membership

Members of both the House and Senate may participate in congressional caucuses, but at least one officer of each caucus must be a House member. [2]

Funding, Resources, and Communications

Caucuses are not permitted to act as a separate corporate or legal identity. Therefore, they are forbidden from doing any of the following:

  • Acting as an employing authority (although members may direct their own employees to assist the caucus in carrying out its legislative objectives).
  • Receiving separate office space.
  • Accepting goods, funds, or services from private organizations or individuals to support the caucus (personal funds may be used).
  • Creating independent web pages.
  • Using official funds to print or pay for stationery for the caucus. [3]

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