Alan (Alan) S. Lowenthal (D-USH47)
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Capitol: 202.225.7924
FAX: 202.225.7926
District: 562.436.3828
District FAX: 562.437.6434
Room 108 CHOB- Cannon House Office Building 27 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-0547

Residence: Long Beach, CA
Elected: 2012    Next Election: 2020
Spouse: Dr. Deborah (Debbie) Malumed   DOB: 3/8/1941
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
Co-ChairGreen Schools Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Green Jobs
FC MemberCongressional Panama Canal Expansion Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional STARBASE Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Cambodia Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
FC MemberConnecting the Americas Caucus
ChairmanCongressional Safe Climate Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Children's Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Vietnam
FC MemberCongressional Affordable Medicines Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus Religious Minorities in the Middle East
Vice ChairSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberCongressional Maritime Caucus
FC MemberNational Marine Sanctuary Caucus
FC MemberCannabis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Youth Challenge Caucus
FC MemberDutch Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCalifornia Public Higher Education Caucus
FC MemberWater Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
MemberHouse Committee on Natural Resources
FC MemberCongressional Microbusiness Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Aluminum Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coastal Communities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers
FC MemberCongressional Creative Rights Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
FC MemberCongressional Korea Caucus
FC MemberCalifornia Democratic Congressional Delegation
FC MemberCongressional Deaf Caucus
FC MemberHouse Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Children's Health Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional International Creativity and Theft-Prevention Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism
FC MemberHouse Baltic Caucus
Co-Vice ChairCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Equality Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention (IP)
FC MemberHouse Impact Aid Coalition
FC MemberHouse Trails Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Small Business Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cyber Security Caucus
FC MemberBlue Collar Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of the National Park Service Centennial
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
FC MemberCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare and Neglected Diseases Caucus
FC MemberClimate Solutions Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Primary Care Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberProblem Solvers Caucus (No Labels)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
Counties Representing
Los Angeles / Orange


Congressman Alan Lowenthal is serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives representing California's 47th District, which encompasses portions of eastern Los Angeles County and western Orange County. He was first elected in 2012 and reelected in 2014 and 2016.

Prior to joining Congress, he served a two-decade tenure as, first, a Long Beach, California city council member, then, as a California legislator. In Washington, D.C., Congressman Lowenthal has continued his dedication to common-sense bipartisan solutions that earned him a reputation among his colleagues and constituents as one of the most respected and effective legislators in both Long Beach and Sacramento.

Born March 8, 1941, Congressman Alan Lowenthal was raised in the Queens Borough of New York City. After earning his Bachelor's Degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and his Ph.D. from Ohio State University, he moved to Long Beach, California in 1969 where he taught Community Psychology at California State University, Long Beach until 1998.

Congressman Lowenthal successfully ran for Long Beach City Council in 1992, where he served for six years. He then continued his leadership in Sacramento, first serving three terms as a State Assembly member, then two terms as a State Senator.

As a city council member, and then as a state legislator, the Congressman fought against the then-commonplace private and public sector belief that environmental protections and economic success at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles were mutually exclusive. His landmark environmental legislative efforts helped lead the two adjacent ports toward becoming the cleanest and greenest ports in the world, while also remaining the busiest and most successful container port complex in the Western Hemisphere. The green business model advocated by the Congressman and instituted by the two ports has become a role model for ports throughout the world.

While a State Assembly member, and as a founding member of the Assembly's Bipartisan Caucus, he paved the way for creation of California's first ever independent Citizens Redistricting Commission, which took the power of redistricting out of the hands of politicians and gave it back to the people. In addition, the Congressman led legislative efforts to revamp the state's K-12 and higher education systems. He championed the College Promise Partnership Act to help K-12 students better transition to college. The passage of his Student Success Act also helped higher education students by introducing significant reforms to the state community college system that focused on increasing graduation and transfer rates. In Congress, he currently serves on the House Natural Resources Committee and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. He is the Ranking Member of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. As a member of Natural Resources he also serves on the Subcommittee on Federal Lands. As a member of Transportation and Infrastructure, he serves on the Highways and Transit, the Water Resources and Environment, and the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation subcommittees.

Representing one of the most ethnically diverse districts in the nation, Congressman Lowenthal has championed human rights in Congress, not just at home, but throughout the world. He has also brought his strong support for LGBT rights to Washington, where he became the first Congress member to permanently fly the Pride flag outside his office. In addition, he has continued his long history of fighting for environmental protections, with a new mission to bring the issue of climate change to the front in Congress as chair of the more than 60-member Safe Climate Caucus.

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