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The House Democratic Caucus nominates and elects the Democratic Party leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives. The group is composed of all Democratic representatives in the House. In its roles as a party conference, the caucus writes and enforces rules of conduct and discipline for its members, approves committee assignments, and serves as the primary forum for development of party policy and legislative priorities. It hosts weekly meetings for these purposes and to communicate the party's message to members.

The chairman of the House Democratic Caucus is Rep. Xavier Becerra of California. The previous chairman was Rep. John B. Larson of Connecticut, who was preceded in that post by then-Rep. Rahm Emanuel of Illinois.

There are currently 199 Democrats in the House, compared with 234 Republicans. The highest-ranking Democrat in the House is Minority Leader (formerly House Speaker) Nancy Pelosi of California. The second-ranking Democrat is Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, who is followed in rank by Assistant Minority Leader James Clyburn of South Carolina.

The forerunner of the House Democratic Caucus, the Democratic-Republican caucus, was established on April 2, 1796, to stop a treaty with Great Britain which unfairly treated American sailors. For many years, through 1820, it nominated presidential candidates (before the era of national nominating conventions). (Source: Wikipedia)

Photo: House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra, of California, and Vice Chairman Joe Crowley and Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel, both of New York, discuss House Democrats’ families-first economic plan in July 2014. (Photo: House Democratic Caucus, via flickr; used under a Creative Commons license.)

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House Democrats by state

Alabama

  • Terri Sewell

Arizona

  • Ann Kirkpatrick
  • Ron Barber
  • Raul Grijalva
  • Ed Pastor
  • Kyrsten Sinema

California

  • George Miller
  • Nancy Pelosi
  • Barbara Lee
  • Jackie Speier
  • Eric Swalwell
  • Jim Costa
  • Mike Honda
  • Anna Eshoo
  • Zoe Lofgren
  • Jared Huffman
  • Sam Farr
  • Lois Capps
  • Julia Brownley
  • Judy Chu
  • Adam Schiff
  • Tony Cardenas
  • John Garamendi
  • Brad Sherman
  • Grace Napolitano
  • Henry Waxman
  • Xavier Becerra
  • Gloria Negrete McLeod
  • Raul Ruiz
  • Karen Bass
  • Linda Sanchez
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard
  • Mark Takano
  • Maxine Waters
  • Janice Hahn
  • Loretta Sanchez
  • Alan Lowenthal
  • Mike Thompson
  • Juan Vargas
  • Scott Peters
  • Susan Davis
  • Doris Matsui
  • Ami Bera
  • Jerry McNerney

Colorado

  • Diana DeGette
  • Jared Polis
  • Ed Perlmutter

Connecticut

  • John B. Larson
  • Joe Courtney
  • Rosa DeLauro
  • Jim Himes
  • Elizabeth Esty

Delaware

  • John Carney

Florida

  • Kathy Castor
  • Patrick Murphy
  • Alcee Hastings
  • Ted Deutch
  • Lois Frankel
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz
  • Frederica Wilson
  • Joe Garcia
  • Corrine Brown
  • Alan Grayson

Georgia

  • John Barrow
  • David Scott
  • Sanford Bishop
  • Hank Johnson
  • John Lewis

Hawaii

  • Colleen Hanabusa
  • Tulsi Gabbard

Illinois

  • Bobby Rush
  • Brad Schneider
  • Bill Foster
  • William Enyart
  • Cheri Bustos
  • Robin Kelly
  • Dan Lipinski
  • Luis Gutiérrez
  • Mike Quigley
  • Danny K. Davis
  • Tammy Duckworth
  • Jan Schakowsky

Indiana

  • Pete Visclosky
  • Andre Carson

Iowa

Kentucky

  • John Yarmuth

Louisiana

  • Cedric Richmond

Maine

  • Chellie Pingree
  • Mike Michaud

Maryland

Massachusetts

  • Richard Neal
  • Jim McGovern
  • Niki Tsongas
  • Joe Kennedy
  • Katherine Clark
  • John Tierney
  • Mike Capuano
  • Stephen Lynch
  • Bill Keating

Michigan

Minnesota

  • Rick Nolan

Mississippi

  • Bennie Thompson

Missouri

  • William Clay
  • Emanuel Cleaver

Nevada

  • Dina Titus
  • Steven Horsford

New Hampshire

  • Carol Shea-Porter
  • Ann McLane Kuster

New Jersey

  • Donald Payne Jr.
  • Rush Holt Jr.
  • Frank Pallone
  • Albio Sires
  • Bill Pascrell

New Mexico

  • Michelle Lujan Grisham
  • Ben Lujan

New York

  • Tim Bishop
  • Jerrold Nadler
  • Carolyn Maloney
  • Charles Rangel
  • Joseph Crowley
  • Jose Serrano
  • Eliot Engel
  • Nita Lowey
  • Sean Patrick Maloney
  • Paul Tonko
  • Bill Owens
  • Dan Maffei
  • Louise Slaughter
  • Brian Higgins
  • Steve Israel
  • Carolyn McCarthy
  • Gregory Meeks
  • Grace Meng
  • Nydia Velazquez
  • Hakeem Jeffries
  • Yvette Clarke

North Carolina

  • G. K. Butterfield
  • David Price
  • Mike McIntyre

Ohio

  • Marcia Fudge
  • Tim Ryan
  • Joyce Beatty
  • Marcy Kaptur

Oregon

  • Suzanne Bonamici
  • Earl Blumenauer
  • Peter DeFazio
  • Kurt Schrader

Pennsylvania

  • Bob Brady
  • Allyson Schwartz
  • Michael Doyle
  • Matt Cartwright
  • Chaka Fattah

Rhode Island

  • David Cicilline
  • Jim Langevin

South Carolina

  • Jim Clyburn

Tennessee

  • Jim Cooper
  • Steve Cohen

Texas

  • Ruben Hinojosa
  • Beto O'Rourke
  • Sheila Jackson Lee
  • Joaquin Castro
  • Pete Gallego
  • Henry Cuellar
  • Gene Green
  • Eddie Johnson
  • Marc Veasey
  • Filemon Vela Jr.
  • Lloyd Doggett
  • Al Green

Utah

  • Jim Matheson

Vermont

  • Peter Welch

Virginia

Washington state

  • Suzan DelBene
  • Dennis Heck
  • Rick Larsen
  • Derek Kilmer
  • Jim McDermott
  • Adam Smith

West Virginia

Wisconsin

  • Mark Pocan
  • Ron Kind
  • Gwen Moore

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