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Committees and Caucuses

A congressional committee is a legislative sub-organization in the United States Congress that handles a specific duty (rather than the general duties of Congress). Committee membership enables members to develop specialized knowledge of the matters under their jurisdiction. Committees monitor ongoing governmental operations, identify issues suitable for legislative review, gather and evaluate information, and recommend courses of action to their parent body. 

Congressman Chaffetz’ Committee and Subcommittee Assignments for the 113th Congress (2013-2015):

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Chairman

Committee on the Judiciary

  • Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations
  • Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet

A congressional caucus is a group of members of the United States Congress that meets to pursue common legislative objectives. Formally, caucuses are formed as congressional member organizations through the United States House of Representatives and governed under the rules of that chamber. They are not always called caucuses, and are sometimes titled coalitions, study groups, task forces, or working groups. Congressman Chaffetz is a member of the following Caucuses:

Congressman Chaffetz’ 114th Congress (2015-2016) Caucus Affiliations:

Bipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus
Congressional Fire Services Caucus
Congressional Internet Caucus
Congressional Organ and Tissue Donation Caucus
Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Congressional Transparency Caucus
House Cancer Caucus
Immigration Reform Caucus
Law Enforcement Caucus
National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
Republican Study Committee
Sunset Caucus (co-chair)
The anti-VAT Caucus
The Bipartisan Nuclear Issues Working Group
The Cancer Care Working Group
The Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus
The House Diabetes Caucus
The House Technology Operations Team
The House Trade Working Group
The Liberty Caucus
The Smart Contracting Caucus
Western Caucus