By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 – 2010)
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In addition to belonging to a political party, some Congress members double or even triple-up with their membership in caucuses and/or coalitions. One example of a group that has at least tripled-up are the Democratic Party members of the Congressional Black Caucus who are also members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. So we would see Democratic Party, Black Caucus and Progressive Caucus = tripled-up. There are other caucuses and two coalitions formed by Democrat members of Congress. Two additional Caucuses and two coalitions are shown below:
- Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
- Congressional Hispanic Caucus
- Blue dog Coalition
- New Democrat Coalition
You can read basic information about the mentioned caucuses by clicking here. Let’s briefly look at one caucus which has two of New Mexico’s federal legislators as members. That would be the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) and those members are Senator Tom Udall and Representative Ben R. Lujan (also a member of Congressional Hispanic Caucus.) Here is a link to the full membership (Senate and House) of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
From the last provided link above, you can easily access most of the particulars on the stated desires and other particulars for CPC.
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