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Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease

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Congressional caucuses are formed by members of Congress to provide a forum for issues or legislative agendas. The bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease is made up of members from both the House and Senate who seek to increase awareness of Parkinson's disease issues on Capitol Hill.

The Caucus holds occasional briefings on Capitol Hill to keep members of Congress and their staffers informed of the latest Parkinson's disease news. The Caucus members have introduced Parkinson's-specific legislation, supported federal funding for Parkinson's disease research and championed other legislative priorities of importance to the community.

This group took shape in the House of Representatives in 1999 and expanded to the Senate four years later.

Are your elected officials members of the Caucus (view the list below)? If not, ask them to join today! Download our flyer for more information. Feel free to email this to your lawmakers or bring it to in-person meetings.


Congressional Briefings

Parkinson's Disease: A Modern Pandemic

January 17, 2018
  • Myra Hirschhorn, Parkinson's advocate and care partner
  • Jim Beck, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Parkinson's Foundation
  • Ray Dorsey, MD, Neurologist, University of Rochester Medical Center

Neurological Disease Across the Lifespan: Does Our Environment Play a Role?

March 8, 2018
  • Linda Birnbaum, PhD, Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Avraham Reichenberg, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Caroline Tanner, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco

Senate Members

  • Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
  • Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
  • Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
  • Sen. John Boozman (R-AR)
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
  • Sen. Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV)
  • Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID)
  • Sen. Deb Fischer (D-NE)
  • Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA)*
  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
  • Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA)
  • Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS)
  • Sen. Christopher Murphy (D-CT)
  • Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID)
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
  • Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY)
  • Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
  • Sen. Krysten Sinema (D-AZ)
  • Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)*
  • Sen. John Thune (R-SD)
  • Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM)
  • Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
  • Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)

House Members

  • Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL)*
  • Rep. Sanford D. Bishop (D-GA)
  • Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
  • Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR)
  • Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA)
  • Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX)
  • Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL)
  • Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC)
  • Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)
  • Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN)
  • Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA
  • Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY)
  • Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO)
  • Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN)
  • Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK)
  • Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX)
  • Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA)
  • Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT)
  • Rep. Rick Crawford (R-AR)
  • Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD)
  • Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-IL)
  • Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA)
  • Rep. Peter A. DeFazio (D-OR)
  • Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO)
  • Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro (D-CT)
  • Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL)
  • Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL)
  • Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)
  • Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY)
  • Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA)
  • Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE)
  • Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA)
  • Rep. Raul M. Grijalva (D-AZ)
  • Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL)
  • Rep. Jamie Herrera-Beutler (R-WA)
  • Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX)
  • Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA)*
  • Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)
  • Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy, III (D-MA)
  • Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA)
  • Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI)
  • Rep. Peter King (R-NY)*
  • Rep. Ann Mclane Kuster (D-NH)
  • Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI)
  • Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA)
  • Rep. John Larson (D-CT)
  • Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH)
  • Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)
  • Rep. John Lewis (D-GA)
  • Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA)
  • Rep. David Loebsack (D-IA)
  • Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)
  • Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY)
  • Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO)
  • Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM)
  • Rep. Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA)
  • Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY)*
  • Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA)
  • Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN)
  • Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA)
  • Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC)
  • Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI)
  • Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA)
  • Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY)
  • Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-CA)
  • Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA)
  • Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)
  • Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ)
  • Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ)
  • Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
  • Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN)
  • Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL)
  • Rep. David Price (D-NC)
  • Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD)
  • Rep. Tom Reed (D-NY)
  • Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN)
  • Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA)
  • Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD)
  • Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL)
  • Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA)
  • Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)
  • Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA)
  • Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR)
  • Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA)
  • Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL)
  • Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA)
  • Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH)
  • Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS)
  • Rep. G.T. Thompson (R-PA)
  • Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA)
  • Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY)
  • Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI)
  • Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY)
  • Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC)
  • Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA)
  • Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY)

*Indicates co-chair

  • Last updated December 2018
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