Lou (Lou) Correa (D-USH46)
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Capitol: 202.225.2965
FAX: 202.225.5859
District: 714.621.0102
Representative
Room 2301 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-0546

Residence: Santa Ana, CA
Elected: 2016    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Dr. Esther Reynoso   DOB: 1/24/1958
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairVietnam Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on California High-Speed Rail
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on the Administrative State, Regulatory Reform, and Antitrust
FC MemberCongressional Buy American Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Real Estate Caucus
FC MemberHouse Civil Legal Aid Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Peru
Co-ChairPaper and Packaging Caucus
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Border Security and Enforcement
FC MemberSpent Nuclear Fuel Solutions Caucus
FC MemberHouse Food Waste Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Psychedelics Advancing Therapies Caucus (PATH)
Co-ChairEnergy Export Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Ecuador Caucus
FC MemberDemocratic Faith Working Group
FC MemberServicewomen and Women Veterans (SWWV) Congressional Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Law Enforcement, and Intelligence
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Spain Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Gaming and Entertaining Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Brazil
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Colombia
FC MemberCongressional Israel Allies Caucus
FC MemberMexico-United States Interparliamentary Group
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Immigration, Integrity, Security, and Enforcement
FC MemberCongressional Creative Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional 5G Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fragrance Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Family Business Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Disaster Equity and Building Resilience Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Caucus
FC MemberAccess to Legal Aid Caucus
FC MemberFriends of a Free, Democratic, and Stable Syria Caucus
FC MemberCannabis Caucus
FC MemberCalifornia Public Higher Education Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Recycling Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Men's Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Soils Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Library of Congress Caucus
FC MemberBlue Dog Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Biomedical Research Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Homeland Security
FC MemberCalifornia Democratic Congressional Delegation
FC MemberCongressional Optics and Photonics Caucus
FC MemberCalifornia Aerospace Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Children's Health Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Youth Challenge Caucus
FC MemberAhmadiyya Muslim Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Korea Caucus
FC MemberHouse Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Chemistry Caucus
FC MemberUnited States Coast Guard Caucus
FC MemberBlue Collar Caucus
FC MemberAuto Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Homelessness
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberHouse Hunger Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberLaw Enforcement Caucus (House)
FC MemberHouse Baltic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cybersecurity Caucus
FC MemberUnexploded Ordnance (UXO)/Demining Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Voting Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Humanities Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on the Judiciary
FC MemberCongressional Dads Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Primary Care Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional Hispanic Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
FC MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
Counties Representing
Orange

Bio

Congressman Lou Correa is a longtime Orange County resident, with deep local roots. To this day, he lives only three miles from his childhood neighborhood in Anaheim. He is the son of working-class parents whose hard work gave him a chance at success. Lou has spent his career fighting to protect the American Dream, and ensure anyone can reach the middle class, just as he did.

When Lou was young, his mother cleaned hotel rooms across from Disneyland, and his father held a manufacturing job at a paper mill. Through hard work, Lou's parents gave him access to better education than they had, and a path to the middle class. Lou credits his success to his education and the Anaheim public school system where he attended Benjamin Franklin Elementary, Fremont Junior High, and Anaheim High School. Lou graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a degree in Economics. Always striving for more, Lou returned to college and earned his Juris Doctor (JD), and Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

After college, Lou used his education to become a banker, attorney, and licensed real estate broker. His time in the private sector prepared him to compromise and find real solutions to everyday problems.

In 1996, Lou ran for the California State Assembly. Lou lost that election, but he returned in 1998 and won, becoming a voice for the middle class families in Orange County. Over the next decade, Lou would serve Orange County on the Orange County Board of Supervisors and the California State Senate. In 2016, Lou was elected to the U.S. House Of Representatives to continue his work by representing the community he has spent the past 20 years serving. In Washington, Congressman Correa continues his fight to give everyone access to the same the opportunity he had. Congressman Correa is committed to working across party lines to strengthen the middle class and give everyone a shot at the American Dream by investing in education, healthcare, and our fading infrastructure. Congressman Correa has worked to support public health and safety services, mental health care, and health and safety programs for children. He has championed affordable higher education and taxpayer equity while protecting taxpayers by fighting "waste, fraud, and abuse." Since entering office, Congressman Correa has introduced legislation to protect the legal rights of immigrants, care for veterans, and fight against the wasteful spending of taxpayer money. Lou lives in Santa Ana with his wife of 27 years, Esther Correa, and their four children. Lou is a member of Christ Cathedral Catholic Church.