Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues--
Twenty-four years after the Caucus' founding, its membership has grown from 15 to 62. These Congresswomen are nearly as diverse as the constituency of women they represent. They come from 29 states, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands; they are African American, Latina, Asian American, and Caucasian. Together, these 62 women bring to Congress a wealth of experience as mayors, state legislators, businesswomen, lawyers, doctors, nurses, educators, community activists, mothers, and grandmothers.
As in years past, the members of the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues (CCWI) have divided themselves into legislative teams, co-chaired by a Republican and a Democrat. The 5 teams are charged with advancing action on their designated issues in a bipartisan manner.
Education and Children, co-chaired by Reps. Connie Morella (R-MD) and Nita Lowey (D-NY).
Health and Older Women, co-chaired by Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY).
Violence Against Women, co-chaired by Reps. Sue Kelly (R-NY) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI).
Women in Business and the Workplace, co-chaired by Reps. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Corrine Brown (D-FL).
Economic Empowerment, co-chaired by Reps. Judy Biggert (R-IL) and Loretta Sanchez (D-CA).