Zoe (Zoe) Lofgren (D-USH19)
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Room 1401 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-0519

Residence: San Jose, CA
Elected: 1994    Next Election: 2020
Spouse: John Marshall Collins   DOB: 12/21/1947
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse Committee on House Administration
ChairmanCalifornia Democratic Congressional Delegation
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Vietnam
Co-ChairCongressional Refugee Caucus
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
Co-ChairSemiconductor Caucus
Co-ChairFourth Amendment Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics
Co-ChairCongressional Bicameral High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
FC MemberSustainable Development Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on California High-Speed Rail
MemberHouse Committee on the Judiciary
MemberHouse Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress
FC MemberCalifornia Public Higher Education Caucus
FC MemberHouse Science and National Labs Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Sickle Cell Disease
FC MemberAhmadiyya Muslim Caucus
FC MemberDemocratic Outreach and Engagement Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Internet of Things
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
FC MemberHouse Livable Communities Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Food Safety Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caribbean Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Global Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Korea Caucus
FC MemberCongressional NASA Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Task Force on Tobacco and Health
FC MemberCongressional Neuroscience Caucus
FC MemberAmerican Sikh Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Peace Corps Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Task Force on Climate Change
FC MemberCongressional Ethiopian American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rock and Roll Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Full Employment Caucus
FC MemberHouse Trails Caucus
FC MemberSudan and South Sudan Caucus
FC MemberHouse Oceans Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Lupus Caucus
FC MemberThe Law Enforcement Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Organic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Kidney Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Urban Caucus
FC MemberPublic Broadcasting Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Social Work Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Disabilities Caucus (BDC)
FC MemberCongressional Vision Caucus
FC MemberOut of Poverty Caucus
FC MemberNextGen 9-1-1 Caucus
FC MemberHouse Hunger Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Safe Climate Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nursing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Equality Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
Counties Representing
Santa Clara


Zoe Lofgren has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1995. She represents the 19th District of California, based in the "Capital of Silicon Valley" San Jose. A lifelong Bay Area resident and the daughter of a truck driver, Zoe attended public schools in Palo Alto and attended Stanford University on a scholarship, graduating with a bachelor's degree in political science in 1970. She attended, with the help of a scholarship, Santa Clara University School of Law, graduating cum laude in 1975. She served as a member of Congressman Don Edwards' staff for eight years in both his San Jose and Washington DC offices. While practicing and teaching immigration law, she was first elected to the San Jose Evergreen Community College Board in 1979. In 1980, she was elected to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors where she served for 14 years. Following Congressman Don Edwards' retirement in 1994 after 32 years in Congress, Zoe was elected to the House of Representatives. She currently serves on the House Judiciary Committee, the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, and the Committee on House Administration As the highest ranking Democrat and former chair of the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, and a longtime immigration attorney and law professor, Zoe is recognized as an established champion of comprehensive immigration reform and a national leader in immigration policy. During the 113th Congress she played a key role in negotiating a comprehensive reform bill in the House Representatives as part of an eight-person bipartisan working group.

In 2010, due to her tireless work on the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi presented Zoe with the gavel used to preside over the passage of the bill in the House of Representatives.

Zoe is well regarded for her work on patent reform, copyright issues, digital rights, and net neutrality. Successfully fought to initiate the "e-rate" that provides affordable internet access for schools, libraries, and rural health centers, and she is the author of legislation that would allow the unlocking of cellular phones and other digital devices to give owners more control over their devices. Furthermore, she led a bipartisan effort in the House to decontrol encryption technology. A staunch advocate for digital rights, Zoe was an early opponent of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and led a successful fight to stop bill in the House Judiciary Committee. Her Online Communications and Geolocation Protection Act would require law enforcement to obtain a warrant before retrieving communications and documents stored remotely or geolocation information about an individual. In 2014, Zoe led a bipartisan effort to close backdoor loopholes on unwarranted government surveillance. The Massie-Lofgren amendment to the 2015 Department of Defense Appropriations Act to stop the NSA from searching Americans' private communications collected without a warrant, and to prohibit the NSA from weakening security protections in devices and software for unwarranted surveillance purposes, passed the House by a resoundingly bipartisan vote of 293 to 123.

Zoe is Chair of the California Democratic Congressional Delegation, consisting of thirty-nine Democratic members of the House of Representatives from California. It is the most diverse delegation in the House and outnumbers all other state House delegations. Zoe is married to John Marshall Collins and is the mother of two children.

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