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

Residence: Long Beach, CA
Elected: 2012    Next Election: 2022
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
ChairmanCongressional Safe Climate Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional STARBASE Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Cambodia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Panama Canal Expansion Caucus
FC MemberConnecting the Americas Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Maritime Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Children's Caucus
Co-ChairVietnam Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus Religious Minorities in the Middle East
FC MemberNational Marine Sanctuary Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Affordable Medicines Caucus
FC MemberWater Caucus
FC MemberDutch Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
Vice ChairSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberCannabis Caucus
FC MemberCalifornia Public Higher Education Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States
FC MemberCongressional Youth Challenge Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Natural Resources
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife
FC MemberCongressional Coastal Communities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Creative Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Microbusiness Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Korea Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Aluminum Caucus
FC MemberHouse Quiet Skies Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
FC MemberHouse Trails Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Kingdom of the Netherlands
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers
FC MemberCongressional International Creativity and Theft-Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Deaf Caucus
FC MemberJoint Congressional Arctic Working Group
FC MemberHouse Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus
FC MemberHouse Baltic Caucus
FC MemberHouse Impact Aid Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Children's Health Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Planetary Science Caucus
FC MemberUnexploded Ordnance (UXO)/Demining Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention (IP)
FC MemberBipartisan Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism
FC MemberCongressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cybersecurity Caucus
FC MemberFuture of Transportation Caucus
FC MemberBlue Collar Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Small Business Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Co-Vice ChairCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Primary Care Caucus
FC MemberClimate Solutions Caucus (House)
FC MemberCalifornia Democratic Congressional Delegation
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberProblem Solvers Caucus (No Labels)
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberIndia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberUSO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Manufactured Housing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
Counties Representing
Los Angeles / Orange

Bio

Congressman Alan Lowenthal is serving his fourth 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, 2016, and 2018.

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 serves on both the House Natural Resources Committee (HNRC) and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (T&I). He is the Chair of the HNRC's Energy and Mineral Resources subcommittee. He also serves on the HNRC's National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands and the Water, Oceans, and Wildlife subcommittees. As a member of the T&I Committee, he serves on the Highways and Transit, the Water Resources and Environment, the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, and the Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials 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.