Michael (Mike) E. Capuano (D-USH07)
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FAX: 202.225.9322
District: 617.621.6208
District FAX: 617.621.8628
Representative
Room 1414 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-2107

Residence: Somerville, MA
Elected: 1998    Next Election: 2018
Spouse: Barbara Teebagy   DOB: 1/9/1952
Committee Assignments
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
Co-ChairSudan and South Sudan Caucus
ChairmanCongressional Caucus on Empowerment Zones and Empowered Communities
FC MemberOpen Space Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Independent Colleges Caucus
FC MemberHouse Earth and Space Science Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Responsible Hospitality Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cranberry Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Netherlands
FC MemberIran Human Rights and Democracy Caucus
FC MemberOil and National Security Caucus [ONS Caucus]
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Qatari-American Economic Strategic Defense, Cultural and Educational Partnership
FC MemberCongressional Refugee Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Former Mayors Caucus
FC MemberCentral America Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance
FC MemberInternational Workers Rights Caucus
FC MemberPatriot Act Reform Caucus
FC MemberHouse Mentoring Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Research and Development Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Biotechnology Caucus
FC MemberNortheast-Midwest Congressional Coalition (NEMW)
FC MemberAmericans Abroad Caucus
FC MemberCongressional National Parks Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Switzerland
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberPublic Broadcasting Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cyber Security Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance
FC MemberRevitalizing Older Cities Congressional Task Force
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Public Transportation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Internet of Things
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Brazil
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberHouse Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Navy and Marine Corps Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Biomedical Research Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberCongressional Kidney Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Job Corps Congressional Caucus
FC MemberOut of Iraq Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Urban Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Vision Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Disabilities Caucus (BDC)
FC MemberHouse Hunger Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Korea
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus [STEM Caucus]
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Task Force on Climate Change
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Brain Injury Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Financial Services
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Humanities Caucus
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberCongressional Nursing Caucus
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Caucus (COPD)
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Aviation
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional Bicameral High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus

Bio

Michael Everett Capuano is serving his tenth term as a Representative in Congress for Massachusetts' Seventh District, which includes Chelsea, Everett, Randolph, Somerville, half of Cambridge and Milton and approximately 75% of Boston. He is the senior Massachusetts member on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Financial Services Committee.

When Democrats took back a majority in the House, Mike was appointed to head the Transition by Leader Nancy Pelosi. He was also appointed to chair the Special Task Force on Ethics Enforcement, which resulted in the establishment of the Office of Congressional Ethics, and what the Washington Post called "a significant improvement over the current process." In March of 2008, his resolution establishing an Office of Congressional Ethics passed, involving non-Members of the House in ethics matters for the first time in history. An attempt was made by House Republicans early in 2017 to severely weaken the office, but the outcry was so great that the effort was halted.

Mike works for his constituents on local, national and international levels. As a member of the Transportation Committee, he has successfully protected the state's share of federal transportation dollars. In 2012, Mike's measure establishing a nationwide tunnel safety inspection program became law. In 2015, the Federal Transit Administration made its nearly $1 billion federal funding commitment to the Green Line Extension official with the signing of a Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA), something Mike has been working on for years. He continues working hard to protect that funding and ensure that the GLX advances.

Moved by the story of a young man forced out of school and into hiding after telling authorities of a crime he witnessed, Mike filed the "Young Witness Assistance Act" to create a grant program at the Department of Justice for locally developed juvenile witness assistance initiatives. Mike also succeeded in passing a law to require Medicare coverage for vision rehabilitation services. These services help restore safety and independence to seniors who suffer from vision loss.

Mike co-founded and co-chairs the Congressional Caucus on Sudan and South Sudan. He has emerged as a leading Congressional voice, traveling to the region, securing $50 million for peacekeepers and advocating for a strong response to the humanitarian crises there. He is working with his colleagues to end the violence and suffering, pushing for an arms embargo and working to avert famine with adequate humanitarian relief.

Prior to serving in Congress, Mike was the Mayor of Somerville, MA from January of 1990 through January of 1999. He was born in Somerville to Andrew Capuano of Somerville and Rita Garvey Capuano of Allston-Brighton and Dorchester. He graduated from Somerville High School, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College in 1973, and a law degree from Boston College Law School in 1977. He passed the Massachusetts Bar in 1977.

Mike is married to Barbara Teebagy Capuano. Barbara also graduated from Somerville High School, received a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston State College in 1974 and earned her MBA from Babson College in 1976. Barbara became a Certified Public Accountant in 1978. They have two sons, Michael and Joseph.








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