Move over Glee Club: Congress has a long list of caucuses that can rival even the most diverse college’s organization sign-up options. They may not be agreeing on a whole lot these days, but Congress is agreeing on one common love for caucuses. The 112th Congressional District had 694 of them!
You’ve likely heard of caucuses composed of members sharing the same ethnic group or race, such as the Congressional Black Caucus or the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, or even caucuses representing interests of religious groups, like the American Sikh Congressional Caucus.
But what about the Bourbon Caucus? Or the Wild Salmon Caucus? As Congress becomes more diverse, so do their interests, making the list of caucuses that much more fun to read. If you’re a fan of it, chances are Congress has formed a caucus around it: wine, bikes, rice, boating, gaming, horses. There’s even a Congressional Fraternal Caucus for members of Congress that just have not gotten over college and Greek life.
With all these extra-curricular activities the big question is, are your tax dollars hard at work? Fusion Live breaks it down with National Journal reporter Sarah Mimms.