Americans Helping Americans Abroad

Overseas citizens have a group in Congress that has officially indicated support for their concerns. Let’s support them and “grow the Caucus” to a size worthy of the 12th state we correspond to, in terms of population.

If your Representative is not on the list below, contact him or her and ask them to join.

AARO has a sample letter to Congress you can personalize for your own legislator, telling him or her why you think it’s important they join the caucus to represent the 8.7 million overseas Americans in Congress.

Members of the Americans Abroad Caucus in the 118th Congress

Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL), Co-Chair

Maria Elvira SalazarCongresswoman Maria Elvira Salazar represents Florida’s 27th Congressional District, serving the people of South Florida. She currently serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs as well as the House Committee on Small Business.

Congresswoman Salazar works towards defending individual rights and liberties, spearheading economic development & job training efforts, and promoting environmental resiliency in her community. She advocates for Human Rights and democracy around the world, especially for the people of Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, and Nicaragua.

Rep. Salazar is a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on Small Business.

Tel: 202-225-3931, 1616 Longworth HOB,

Dina Titus (D-NV), Co-Chair

Dina TitusServing the First Congressional District of Nevada, Congresswoman Dina Titus has served as both an educator and a public servant. As a professor, Dr. Titus taught American and Nevada government classes from 1979 through June 2011 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she has professor emeritus status.

In 1988, Dina was elected to represent the people of District Seven in the Nevada State Senate, serving as the Democratic Minority Leader from 1993 to 2008. During her service in the Legislature, Dina was a champion for quality education and renewable energy development, and a strong advocate on behalf of Nevada’s children, seniors, and persons with disabilities.

Currently in her sixth term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep Titus is a member of the House Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, Foreign Affairs, and Homeland Security.

Tel: 202-225-5965, 2464 Rayburn HOB,

Don Beyer (D-VA)

Don BeyerCongressman Don Beyer is serving his fourth term as the U.S. Representative from Virginia’s 8th District, representing Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, and parts of Fairfax County. He serves the Chairman of Congress' Joint Economic Committee and serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means, and on the House Committee on Science Space and Technology, where he chairs the Space Subcommittee.

President Obama nominated Rep. Beyer to serve as Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein in 2009.

Congressman Beyer is a member of the Ways and Means Committee and the Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee.

Tel: 202-225-4376, 1119 Longworth HOB,

André Carson (D-IN)

Andre CarsonCongressman Carson is in his 7th full term in the U.S. House of Representatives and is a member of several caucus including: the Congressional Black Caucus, the Progressive Caucus, the New Democrat Coalition, and the LGBT Equality Caucus.

Before taking office, Congressman Carson served on the Indianapolis City-County Council and worked full-time in law enforcement. He also worked in intelligence and counter-terrorism for the Indiana Department of Homeland Security and served at the Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center. There he worked in an anti-terrorism unit to protect Indianapolis and the United States from terrorist threats at home and abroad.

Tel: 202-225-4011, 2135 Rayburn HOB,

Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (D-FL)

Sheila Cherfilus McCormick

In the 117th Congress, her first term in office, U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick serves on the Education and Labor Committee and the Veterans Affairs Committee. Congresswoman McCormick is committed to ensuring our veterans receive the services and benefits they deserve.

In addition, she supports the needs of veterans and increasing public awareness of Veterans Affairs. As a member of the Education & Labor Committee, Congresswoman McCormick is working to help close the achievement gap and ensure that all students are afforded a quality education.

Tel: 202-225-1313, 2365 Rayburn HOB,

James Clyburn (D-SC)

Jim Clyburn

James E. Clyburn is the Majority Whip and the third-ranking Democrat in the United States House of Representatives. He previously served in the post from 2007 to 2011 and served as Assistant Democratic Leader from 2011 to 2019.

When he came to Congress in 1993 to represent South Carolina’s sixth congressional district, Congressman Clyburn was elected co-president of his freshman class and quickly rose through leadership ranks. He was subsequently elected Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Vice Chair, and later Chair, of the House Democratic Caucus.

Tel: 202-225-3315, 274 Cannon HOB,

Steven Cohen (D-TN)

Steve CohenCongressman Cohen was first elected in 2006 representing the 9th Congressional District of Tennessee. He is a member of the House Committee on the Judiciary, House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, and House Committee on Natural Resources. He is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and Co-Chair of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission)

Tel: 202-225-3265, 2104 Rayburn HOB,

Gerald E. (Gerry) Connolly (D-VA)

Gerald ConnollyCongressman Gerald E. “Gerry” Connolly is serving his seventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia’s 11th District, which includes Fairfax County, Prince William County, and the City of Fairfax in Northern Virginia.

Congressman Connolly is a senior member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, serves as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, and is a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Tel: 202-225-1492, 2238 Rayburn HOB,

Charlie Crist (D-FL)

Charlie CristCharlie Crist was first elected in 2016 to represent Florida’s 13th district including Pinellas County from Clearwater through St. Petersburg.

Representative Crist is a member of the House Committee on Appropriations and the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

Tel: 202-225-5961, 215 Cannon HOB,

Antonio Delgrado (D-NY)

Antonio Delgrado

Congressman Delgado is a member of the United States House of Representatives in New York's 19th congressional district.

Representative Delgado is the Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit. The Congressman also serves on the House Small Business and Transportation & Infrastructure Committees.

Tel: 202- 225-5614, 1007 Longworth HOB,

Mike Doyle (D-PA)

Mike DoyleCongressman Mike Doyle is currently serving his14th term representing the 18th District of Pennsylvania, which includes Pittsburgh and surrounding area.

Congressman Doyle serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and the subcommittees on Communications and Technology and Energy. He chairs the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.

Doyle also serves on several Caucuses, such as Steel, Human Rights, and the Internet.

Tel: 202-225-2135, 270 Cannon HOB,

Adriano Espaillat (D-NY)

Adriano EspaillatU.S. Representative Adriano Espaillat represents New York’s 13th Congressional District and was first elected to Congress in 2016.

Representative Espaillat currently serves as a member of the House Committee on Appropriations, the House Committee on Education and Labor, and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), where he serves in a leadership role as the Second Vice Chair. Representative Espaillat is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, where he serves as Deputy Whip, and he serves as a Senior Whip of the Democratic Caucus.

Tel: 202-225-4365, 2332 Rayburn HOB,

Lois Frankel (D-FL)

Lois FrankelFirst elected in 2016, Congresswoman Frankel represents Florida’s 21st district.

Congresswoman Frankel sits on the House Appropriations Committee and as of this session, on the House Committee on Veteran's Affairs and is co-chair of the Democratic Women's Caucus.

Tel: 202-225-9690, 2305 Rayburn HOB,

Kay Granger (R-TX)

Kay GrangerCongresswoman Kay Granger has represented the 12th Congressional District of Texas Since 1997.

Representative Granger Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, Chairwoman of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, member of the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, and member of the Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee. She is also a member of several Caucus including: Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues, Congressional Children’s Health Care Caucus, Congressional Internet Caucus, and the House Aerospace Caucus, to name a few.

Tel: 202-225-5071, 1026 Longworth HOB,

Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ)

Raul GrijalvaCongressman Raul Grijalva is the U.S. representative for Arizona's 3rd congressional district since 2003.

In 2018, Raúl became Chair of the House Natural Resources Committee. He also serves on the Committee on Education and the Workforce and is the Chairman Emeritus of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, as well as a long-standing member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

Tel: 202-225-2435, 1511 Longworth HOB,

Mondaire Jones (D-NY)

Mondaire JonesCongressman Mondaire Jones is the U.S. representative for New York’s 17th District. He was elected in 2020.

Representative Jones is a member of the Judiciary Committee and serves as a Deputy Whip for the Congressional Progressive Caucus and as a Co-Chair of the LGBTQ Equality Caucus.

Tel: 202-225-6506, 1017 Longworth HOB,

Debbie Lesko (R-AZ)

Debbie Lesko

Congresswoman Debbie Lesko represents Arizona’s 8th Congressional District. In May 2018, she was sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives after winning a special election and was recently reelected for her second full term. For the 117th Congress, Congresswoman Lesko serves on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce where she serves on the Subcommittee on Energy and the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce.

She also serves as a Co-Chair of the Women in STEM Caucus and Co-Chair of the Crime Survivors and Justice Caucus.

Tel: 202-225-4576, 1214 Longworth HOB,

Alan Lowenthal (D-CA)

Alan LowenthalCongressman Alan Lowenthal is in the U.S. representative for California's 47th District since in 2012.

Representative Lowenthal serves on both the House Natural Resources Committee and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. He is the Chair of the HNRC's Energy and Mineral Resources subcommittee and also serves on the HNRC's National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands and the Water, Oceans, and Wildlife subcommittees.

Tel: 202-225-7924, 108 Cannon HOB,

Michael McCaul (R-TX)

Michael McCaulCongressman Michael T. McCaul is currently serving his ninth term representing Texas' 10th District in the United States Congress.

During the 116th Congress, Representative McCaul serves on the following committees and caucuses: the Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Committee on Homeland Security, the Congressional HighTech Caucus, the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus and the Congressional Caucus on Sudan and South Sudan.

Tel: 202-225-2401, 2001 Rayburn HOB,

James McGovern (D-MA)

James McGovern

Congressman James McGovern represents the 2nd Congressional District of Massachusetts and was first elected to Congress in 1996.

Representative McGovern is the Chairman of the House Committee on Rules and Chairman of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. He is Co-Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission.

McGovern is a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations. He is also a member of several caucus including: the Congressional Medical Technology Caucus, the Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus, and the Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus to name a few.

Tel: 202-225-6101, 370 Cannon HOB,

Grace Napolitano (D-CA)

Grace Napolitano

Congresswoman Grace Flores Napolitano represents California’s 32nd District

Representative Napolitano is the highest-ranking California member and Hispanic member of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure where she currently serves as Chairwoman on the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, which oversees EPA’s Clean Water Act and US Army Corps of Engineers water programs.

Napolitano is also the founder and Co-Chair of the Congressional Youth Challenge Caucus, which supports Youth Challenge: a program run by the National Guard cadre using military discipline and education to help at-risk youth complete high school to emerge better armed with knowledge and training for success.

Tel.: 202-225-5256, 1610 Longworth HOB,

Jamie Raskin (D-MD)

Jamie Raskin

Congressman Jamie Raskin represents Maryland’s 8th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. The district includes Montgomery, Carroll, and Frederick Counties. Congressman Raskin was sworn into his third Term at the start of the 117th Congress on January 3, 2021.

Representative Raskin serves on several Committees including: the House Judiciary Committee, Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee, Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee, Committee on Oversight and Reform, Subcommittee on Government Operations, and is the chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.

Tel: 202-225-5341, 2242 Rayburn HOB,

Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (D-MP)

Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan

Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan is the first and only person to represent the people of the Northern Mariana Islands in the U.S. House of Representatives. He began service on January 6, 2009 and has been reelected to office six times.

Representative Sablan is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education of the House Committee on Education and Labor and he also serves as Vice Chair for Insular Affairs on the House Committee on Natural Resources with leadership responsibility for all insular area issues and is a Member on its National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Subcommittee.

Tel: 202-225-2646, 2267 Rayburn HOB,

Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA)

Mary Gay Scanlon

Congresswoman May Gay Scanlon was first sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives on November 13, 2018, following a special election, and currently represents Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District.

Representative Scanlon currently serves on the House Judiciary Committee, House Committee on Rules, and Committee on House Administration, and chairs the House Caucuses on Access to Legal Aid and Youth Mentoring.

Tel: 202-225-2011, 1227 Longworth HOB,

Janice Schakowsky (D-IL)

Jan Schakowsky

Congresswoman Janice Schakowsky was elected to represent Illinois' 9th Congressional District in 1998.

Representative Schakowsky serves in the House Democratic Leadership as a Senior Chief Deputy Whip. She is a member of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, House Budget Committee, as well as the House Energy and Commerce Committee, where she serves as Chair of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, and as a member of the Environment and Oversight & Investigations Subcommittees.

Tel: 202-225-2111, 2367 Rayburn HOB,

Susan Wild (D-PA)

Susan Wild

Congresswoman Susan Wild represents Pennsylvania’s 7th District, first elected in 2018.

Representative Wild Congresswoman Wild is currently a member of the following committees: U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology and the U.S. House Committee on Ethics.

Tel: 202-225-6411, 1027 Longworth HOB,

Joe Wilson (R-SC), (Former Co-Chair)

Joe Wilson

Congressman Wilson has represented the Second Congressional District of South Carolina since 2001.

Representative Wilson currently serves on three committees: the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and the House Committee on Education and Labor.

Tel: 202-225-2452, 1436 Longworth HOB,