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07-OIC0 on Jan 23, 2007

Membership Roster: the Out-of-Iraq Congressional Caucus
Source: Out-of-Iraq Caucus website
The Out of Iraq Caucus was created in June 2005 to unite members of the House in favor of returning American troops from Iraq. The group's chair, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said the following when announcing its formation:

"The Out of Iraq Congressional Working Group is a newly formed effort whose sole purpose is to be the main agitators in the movement to bring our troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan. Our efforts will include the coordination of activities and legislation designed to achieve our goal of returning our troops home. Through floor statements, press conferences, TV and radio appearances and other actions, we will provide leadership for the American Public who has been waiting too long for our collective voices against the war."

In a speech on the floor of the House shortly after the group's first meeting, Waters emphasized that the group was not calling for an exit from Iraq on any specific date. Rather, she said it more generally opposed a continued U.S. presence in the country. Waters promised that the caucus would do the following towards this aim:

  • Provide support to other members of Congress and caucuses who wish to leave Iraq.
  • Provide support to citizens and organized national groups who wish to leave Iraq.
  • Organize workshops and seminars for the purpose of encouraging an exit from Iraq.
  • Travel across the country to explain the rationale for their position.
  • Be available to meet with the families of service members who have been killed or injured in Iraq.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Question 17: Stay out of Iran Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: War & Peace
  • Headline: Member of the Out-of-Iraq Congressional Caucus (Score: 2)
  • Headline 2: Co-founder of the Out-of-Iraq Congressional Caucus (Score: 2)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 07-OIC0

Neil Abercrombie s1mHawaii Democrat (Resigned 2010) 
Tammy Baldwin s1mWI Democratic Challenger 
Xavier Becerra s1mCalifornia Democrat 
Corrine Brown s1mFlorida Democrat 
Lois Capps s1mCalifornia Democrat 
Michael Capuano s1mMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009) 
Julia Carson s1mIndiana Former Dem. (Deceased 2008) 
Yvette Clarke s1mNew York Democrat 
William Lacy Clay s1mMissouri Democrat 
Steve Cohen s1mTennessee Democrat 
John Conyers s2mMichigan Democrat 
Elijah Cummings s1mMaryland Democrat 
Danny Davis s1mIllinois Democrat 
Peter Defazio s1mOregon Democrat 
Bill Delahunt s2mMassachusetts Democrat (until 2010) 
Lloyd Doggett s1mTexas Democrat 
Keith Ellison s1mMinnesota Democrat 
Sam Farr s1mCalifornia Democrat 
Chaka Fattah s1mPennsylvania Democrat 
Bob Filner s1mCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011) 
Barney Frank s1mMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Raul Grijalva s1mArizona Democrat 
Luis Gutierrez s1mIllinois Democrat 
Phil Hare s1mIllinois Democrat (until 2010) 
Maurice Hinchey s1mNew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012) 
Rush Holt s1mNew Jersey Democrat 
Mike Honda s1mCalifornia Democrat 
Sheila Jackson Lee s1mTexas Democrat 
William Jefferson s1mLouisiana Democrat 
Eddie Bernice Johnson s1mTexas Democrat 
Stephanie Tubbs Jones s1mOhio Former Dem. (Deceased, 2008) 
Marcy Kaptur s1mOhio Democrat 
Carolyn Kilpatrick s1mMichigan Democrat (until 2010) 
Dennis Kucinich s1mOhio Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
John Larson s1mConnecticut Democrat 
Barbara Lee s2mCalifornia Democrat 
John Lewis s2mGeorgia Democrat 
Steve Lynch s1mMassachusetts Democrat (Senate run 2013) 
Carolyn Maloney s1mNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Ed Markey s1mMA Democratic Challenger 
Jim McDermott s1mWashington Democrat 
Jim McGovern s1mMassachusetts Democrat 
Michael McNulty s1mNew York Dem./Cons. (Retiring 2008) 
Marty Meehan s1mMassachusetts Democrat (Retired 2007) 
George Miller s1mCalifornia Democrat 
Gwen Moore s1mWisconsin Democrat 
James Moran s1mVirginia Democrat 
Grace Napolitano s1mCalifornia Democrat 
Richard Neal s1mMassachusetts Democrat 
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1mDistrict of Columbia Democrat 
James Oberstar s1mMinnesota Dem./Farmer/Labor (until 2010) 
John Olver s1mMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Frank Pallone s1mNew Jersey Democrat 
Donald Payne s1mNew Jersey Former Democrat(Deceased 2012) 
Nick Rahall s1mWest Virginia Democrat 
Lucille Roybal-Allard s1mCalifornia Democrat 
Bobby Rush s1mIllinois Democrat 
Linda Sanchez s1mCalifornia Democrat 
Jan Schakowsky s2mIllinois Democrat 
Bobby Scott s1mVirginia Democrat 
Jose Serrano s1mNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Hilda Solis s1mCA Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger 
Pete Stark s1mCalifornia Democrat 
Bennie Thompson s1mMississippi Democrat 
John Tierney s1mMassachusetts Democrat 
Ed Towns s1mNew York Democrat/Liberal (Retiring) 
Nydia Velazquez s1mNew York Democrat/Working-Families 
Maxine Waters s2cCalifornia Democrat 
Diane Watson s1mCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Lynn Woolsey s2mCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Albert Wynn s1mMaryland Democrat (Unseated 2008) 



Republicans participating in 07-OIC0



Independents participating in 07-OIC0

Donna Christensen s1mVirgin Islands - 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 71
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1


















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