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

Residence: Portland, OR
Elected: 1996    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Margaret Kirkpatrick   DOB: 8/16/1948
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Trade
Co-ChairCongressional Bike Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Trails 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
Co-ChairIntelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional National Landscape Conservation System Caucus [NLCS Caucus]
FC MemberGoods Movement Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Neuroscience Caucus
FC MemberSustainable Development Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Defense Energy Security Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Pollinator Protection Caucus
ChairmanHouse Livable Communities Task Force
ChairmanPassenger Rail Caucus
Co-ChairCannabis Caucus
Co-ChairInternational Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Caucus
FC MemberSemiconductor Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-China Working Group
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Bosnia
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Indonesia
FC MemberLewis and Clark Bicentennial Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Sexual Assault and Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Task Force on Childhood Obesity
FC MemberFriends of New Zealand Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Congenital Heart Defect Caucus
FC MemberSpending Cuts and Deficit Reduction Working Group
FC MemberCongressional Quality Care Coalition
FC MemberNorthwest Energy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Afghanistan Caucus
FC MemberPeak Oil Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Composites Caucus
FC MemberCongressional High-Performance Buildings Caucus
FC MemberWater Caucus
FC MemberGreen Schools Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fitness Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine
FC MemberCongressional Urban Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional School Health and Safety Caucus
FC MemberRural Health Care Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Coastal Caucus
FC MemberVietnam Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Singapore Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Kidney Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Recycling Caucus
FC MemberHouse Oceans Caucus
FC MemberSudan and South Sudan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Services Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Norway
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Brazil
FC MemberCongressional Organic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Prevention Policy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nursing Caucus
FC MemberHealthcare Innovation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Real Estate Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Energy Savings Performance Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Land Conservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Primary Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Korea Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Smart Cities
FC MemberCongressional Celiac Disease Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Estuary Caucus
FC MemberAhmadiyya Muslim Caucus
FC MemberFuture of Transportation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Independent Colleges Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
Co-ChairBicameral Task Force on Climate Change
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberCongressional Humanities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Human Trafficking
FC MemberIndia Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Health
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Wild Salmon
FC MemberCongressional Safe Climate Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberClimate Solutions Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Ways and Means
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Social Security
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hazards Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
Vice ChairCongressional Bicameral High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus


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