JBANC has established close contacts with congressional offices and has helped to expand the congressional Baltic Caucuses to include 87 Members in the House of Representatives. The House Baltic Caucus co-chairs are Representatives Don Bacon (R-NE) and Ruben Gallego (D-AZ). The Senate Baltic Freedom Caucus (see below) is co-chaired by Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Charles Grassley (R-IA) and currently has 22 members of the United States Senate. 

House Baltic Caucus
(date indicates when joined/added, if since 2014):

Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) – House Baltic Caucus co-chair – (11/2017)
Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) – House Baltic Caucus co-chair

Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL) – (2/2024)
Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY) – (4/2016)
Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) – (4/2018)
Rep. Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA) – (6/2019)
Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA) – (7/2016)
Rep. Nikki Budzinski (D-IL) – (5/2023)
Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)
Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-CA) – (5/2018)
Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) 
Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA) – (4/2017)
Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) – (12/2017)
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) 
Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) – (5/2020)
Rep. Gerry E. Connolly (D-VA)
Rep. Lou Correa (D-CA) – (9/2017)
Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA) – (2/2024)
Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO) – (2/2024)
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) – (9/2015)
Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)
Rep. Jake Ellzey (R-TX) – (5/2023)
Rep. Pat Fallon (R-TX) – (4/2023)
Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) – (1/2019)
Rep. Russell Fry (R-SC) – (2/2024)
Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) – (9/2019)
Rep. Jenniffer González-Colon (NPP-Puerto Rico) – (8/2017)
Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX) – (4/2023)
Rep. Dan Goldman (D-NY) – (10/2023)
Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX)
Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) – (2/2024)
Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) – (5/2018)
Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) – (5/2024)
Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI) – (2/2018)
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) – (7/2014) 
Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)
Rep. William Keating (D-MA) – (3/2017)
Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA) – (5/2021)
Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) – (9/2015)
Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA) – (3/2017)
Rep. John Larson (D-CT)
Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH) – (1/2016)
Rep. Mike Lawler (R-NY) – (5/2023)
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) – (4/2016)
Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) – (9/2023)
Rep. James McGovern (D-MA)
Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) – (1/2016)
Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA) – (3/2024)
Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA)
Rep. Wiley Nickel (D-NC) – (2/2024)
Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-Washington, DC) – (9/2017)
Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ)
Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) – (7/2019)
Rep. Chris Pappas (D-NH) – (4/2023)
Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ)
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
Rep. August Pfluger (R-TX) – (1/2022)
Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) – (12/2019)
Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME) – (2/2019)
Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) – (4/2023)
Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) – (10/2017)
Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) – (5/2019)
Rep. María Elvira Salazar (R-FL) – (5/2024)
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) – (5/2022)
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA)
Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL) – (2/2022)
Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA) – (5/2023)
Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) 
Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) – (2/2024)
Rep. Victoria Spartz (R-IN) – (5/2023)
Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)
Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA) – (8/2014)
Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV) – (3/2024)
Rep. Jill Tokuda (D-HI) – (6/2023)
Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY) – (4/April 2017)
Rep. Lori Trahan (D-MA) – (9/2019)
Rep. David Trone (D-MD) – (3/2019)
Rep. Michael R. Turner (R-OH) – (2/2014)
Rep. Marc Veasey (D-TX) – (3/2024)
Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) – (4/2017) 
Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO) – (3/2024)
Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) 
Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX) – (4/2017)
Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) – (9/2018)
Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) – (1/2021)
Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA) – (4/2017)
Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR) – (6/2023)

State Breakdown (33 states + Puerto Rico and DC): 14 – California; 9 – Texas; 5 – New York; 4 – Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania; 3 – Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Virginia; 2 – Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington; 1 – Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Washington, DC.

Joined, by year: 2024 (13), 2023 (13), 2022 (3), 2021 (2), 2020 (1), 2019 (9), 2018 (5), 2017 (13), 2016 (5), 2015 (2), 2014 (3), 2013 and earlier (18).

During the 118th Congress (2022-2023), one House Baltic Caucus member departed: Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI).

There are currently 51 Democrats, 35 Republicans, and one NPP member in the Caucus. For more information on the House Baltic Caucus, please visit: http://housebalticcaucus.com.


Senate Baltic Freedom Caucus

Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-IL), co-chairman
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), co-chairman

Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) – joined March, 2019
Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) – joined December, 2019
Sen. Ted Budd (R-NC) – joined July, 2023
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) – joined September, 2023
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) – joined March, 2019
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) – joined March, 2019
Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) – joined January, 2023
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) – joined July, 2023
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) – joined February, 2024
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) – joined January, 2024
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) – joined 2018
Sen. Christopher S. Murphy (D-CT)
Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI)
Sen. Pete Ricketts (R-NE) – joined February, 2024
Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD) – joined November, 2019
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) – joined March, 2020
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) – joined July, 2023
Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) – joined Nov, 2023

Last updated: May 15, 2024