Earl (Earl) Blumenauer (D-USH03)
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Capitol: 202.225.4811
FAX: 202.225.8941
District: 503.231.2300
Representative
Room 1111 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-3703

Residence: Portland, OR
Elected: 1996    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Margaret Kirkpatrick   DOB: 8/16/1948
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairCongressional Bike Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
Co-ChairHouse Trails Caucus
FC MemberGreen Schools Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Organic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fitness Caucus
Co-ChairPublic Broadcasting Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Library of Congress Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Friends of Thailand Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Oral Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Prevention Policy Caucus
FC MemberGoods Movement Caucus
Co-ChairIntelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional National Landscape Conservation System Caucus [NLCS Caucus]
FC MemberNorthwest Energy Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Neuroscience Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Quality Care Coalition
FC MemberSustainable Development Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Defense Energy Security Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Pollinator Protection Caucus
FC MemberSpending Cuts and Deficit Reduction Working Group
ChairmanHouse Livable Communities Task Force
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Sexual Assault and Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Task Force on Childhood Obesity
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Bosnia
Co-ChairCongressional Land Conservation Caucus
ChairmanPassenger Rail Caucus
Co-ChairCannabis Caucus
Co-ChairInternational Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberSemiconductor Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-China Working Group
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Indonesia
FC MemberHealthcare Innovation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Energy Savings Performance Caucus
Co-ChairBicameral Task Force on Climate Change
FC MemberCongressional Congenital Heart Defect Caucus
FC MemberLewis and Clark Bicentennial Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Afghanistan Caucus
FC MemberPeak Oil Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nursing Caucus
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Brazil
FC MemberCongressional Composites Caucus
FC MemberFriends of New Zealand Caucus
FC MemberCongressional High-Performance Buildings Caucus
FC MemberWater Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberVietnam Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional School Health and Safety Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Urban Caucus
FC MemberRural Health Care Coalition
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Human Trafficking
FC MemberCongressional Coastal Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hazards Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Humanities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Kidney Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Recycling Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Singapore Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Services Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Norway
FC MemberHouse Oceans Caucus
FC MemberSudan and South Sudan Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Real Estate Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Safe Climate Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Primary Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Estuary Caucus
FC MemberAhmadiyya Muslim Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Korea Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Smart Cities
FC MemberCongressional Celiac Disease Caucus
FC MemberFuture of Transportation Caucus
FC MemberClimate Solutions Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
Vice ChairCongressional Bicameral High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberIndia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Wild Salmon
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Independent Colleges Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus

Bio

A lifelong resident of Portland, Oregon, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-3) was raised in SE Portland and attended Centennial High School.

While still a student at Lewis and Clark College, Earl spearheaded the effort to lower the voting age both in Oregon and at the national level. He was elected to the Oregon Legislature in 1972, where he served three terms and Chaired the House Education and Revenue Committee in 1977-78. In 1978, he was elected to the Multnomah County Commission, where he served for eight years before being elected to the Portland City Council in 1986. There, his 10-year tenure as the Commissioner of Public Works demonstrated his leadership with innovative accomplishments in transportation, planning, environmental programs and public participation that helped Portland earn an international reputation as one of America's most livable cities.

Elected to the US House of Representatives in 1996, Earl created a unique role as Congress' chief spokesperson for Livable Communities- places where people are safe, healthy and economically secure. From 1996 to 2007, he served on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, where he was a strong advocate for federal policies that address transportation alternatives, provide housing choices, support sustainable economies and improve the environment. He was a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee from 2001 to 2007, and vice-chair of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming from 2007 to 2010. He is currently a member of the Ways and Means Committee, Chairman of the subcommittee on Trade and is a member of the subcommittee on Health.

These committee assignments give Earl a unique platform to promote critical issues like health care reform, Medicare for All, and the Green New Deal to combat global warming. His priorities also include healthcare reform, honest trade, financing critical infrastructure, building livable communities in a global economy, economic security for working families, protection of public lands, stopping gun violence, ending the prohibition of marijuana and criminal justice reform.

Earl co-chairs the following caucuses- -Cannabis Caucus -Animal Protection Caucus -Bike Caucus -House Trails Caucus -Public Broadcasting Caucus -Neuroscience Caucus -Historic Preservation Caucus -Library of Congress Caucus