The Oceans Caucus (OC) has announced its bipartisan leadership for the 115th Congress.
Senate Co-Chairs include Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). Honorary Senate Oceans Caucus Co-Chairs include Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS).
House Co-Chairs include Representative Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Representative Don Young (R-AK).
The International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF) and the Oceans Caucus Foundation (OCF) would like to welcome Representative Bonamici to the leadership of the Oceans Caucus and look forward to working with her towards advancing U.S. and international leadership in the responsible utilization of marine resources.
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici was sworn in as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives on February 7, 2012. She represents the First Congressional District of Oregon. She is a member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, is the founder and Co-Chair of the bipartisan Congressional STEAM Caucus, which aims to encourage innovation and creative thinking by integrating arts and design with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math education, serves as a member of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and is the top Democratic member on the Subcommittee on the Environment. She earned her bachelor's degree and law degree at the University of Oregon. After law school, Representative Bonamici was an attorney for the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C., where she was in the Credit Practices Division of the Bureau of Consumer Protection. Suzanne was elected to her first term in the Oregon House of Representatives in 2007, and in 2008 she was appointed and then elected to the Oregon Senate. In January 2012, Suzanne won the special election to represent Oregon's First Congressional District. She was elected to her first full term in November 2012 and was reelected in November 2014.
The OCF would like to thank outgoing House Oceans Caucus Co-Chair, Representative Sam Farr (D-CA), for his years of leadership on ocean conservation.