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key to Baltic issues

Chair: Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont)

Vice-Chair: Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama)

Senate Baltic Freedom Caucus Members: 8

Chair: Senator Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island)

Vice-Chair: Senator James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma)

Senate Baltic Freedom Caucus Members: 4

Chair: Senator Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey, House Baltic Freedom Caucus Member)

Vice-Chair: Senator James Rische (R-Idaho)

Senate Baltic Freedom Caucus Members: 4

Chair: Senator Mark Warner (D-Virginia)

Vice-Chair: Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida)

Senate Baltic Freedom Caucus Members: 3

Chair: Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-New Haven, Connecticut)

Vice-Chair: Representative Kay Granger (R-Fort Worth, Texas)

House Baltic Caucus Members: 10

Chair: Representative Adam Smith (D-Puget Sound, Washington)

Vice-Chair: Representative Mike Rogers (R-East Alabama)

House Baltic Caucus Members: 11

Chair: Gregory Meeks (D-SE Queens, New York. House Baltic Caucus Member)

Vice-Chair: Michael McCaul (R-Austin/Houston, Texas)

House Baltic Caucus Members: 13

Chair: Representative Adam Schiff (D-Los Angeles, CA, Co-Chair of House Baltic Caucus)

Vice-Chair: Representative Devin Nunes (R-San Joaquin Valley, CA)

Baltic Caucuses & Key Members of Congress

House

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Full House list

StateDistrictNamePartyHouse Baltic Caucus MemberColumn1
Alabama4thAderholt, RobertR--
Alabama5thBrooks, MoR--
Alabama1stCarl, Jerry L.R--
Alabama2ndMoore, BarryR--
Alabama6thPalmer, GaryR--Republican Policy Chairman
Alabama3rdRogers, MikeR--Vice-Chair, Armed Services Committee
Alabama7thSewell, Terri A.D--
AlaskaAt LargeYoung, DonR--
Arizona7thGallego, RubenDCo-Chair
Arizona5thBiggs, AndyR--
Arizona4thGosar, Paul A.R--
Arizona3rdGrijalva, RaulD--
Arizona2ndKirkpatrick, AnnD--
Arizona8thLesko, DebbieR--
Arizona1stO'Halleran, TomD--
Arizona6thSchweikert, DavidR--
Arizona9thStanton, GregD--
Arkansas1stCrawford, RickR--
Arkansas2ndHill, FrenchR--
Arkansas4thWesterman, BruceR--
Arkansas3rdWomack, SteveR--
California26thBrownley, JuliaD?
California42ndCalvert, KenR?
California24thCarbajal, SaludD?
California29thCárdenas, TonyD?
California27thChu, JudyD?
California46thCorrea, J. LuisD?
California3rdGaramendi, JohnD?
California33rdLieu, TedD?
California47thLowenthal, AlanD?
California32ndNapolitano, GraceD?
California22ndNunes, DevinR?Vice-Chair, Intelligence Committee
California20thPanetta, JimmyD?
California12thPelosi, NancyD?Speaker
California40thRoybal-Allard, LucilleD?
California28thSchiff, AdamD?Chair, Intelligence Committee
California30thSherman, BradD?
California31stAguilar, PeteD--
California44thBarragán, NanetteD--
California37thBass, KarenD--
California7thBera, AmiD--
California16thCosta, JimD--
California11thDeSaulnier, MarkD--
California18thEshoo, Anna G.D--
California25thGarcia, MikeR--
California34thGomez, JimmyD--
California10thHarder, JoshD--
California2ndHuffman, JaredD--
California50thIssa, DarrellR--
California53rdJacobs, SaraD--
California17thKhanna, RoD--
California39thKim, YoungR--
California1stLaMalfa, DougR--
California13thLee, BarbaraD--
California49thLevin, MikeD--
California19thLofgren, ZoeD--
California6thMatsui, Doris O.D--
California23rdMcCarthy, KevinR--Republican Leader
California4thMcClintock, TomR--
California9thMcNerney, JerryD--
California8thObernolte, JayR--
California52ndPeters, ScottD--
California45thPorter, KatieD--
California36thRuiz, RaulD--
California38thSánchez, LindaD--
California14thSpeier, JackieD--
California48thSteel, MichelleR--
California15thSwalwell, EricD--
California41stTakano, MarkD--
California5thThompson, MikeD--
California35thTorres, NormaD--
California21stValadao, David G.R--
California51stVargas, JuanD--
California43rdWaters, MaxineD--
Colorado5thLamborn, DougR?
Colorado3rdBoebert, LaurenR--
Colorado4thBuck, KenR--
Colorado6thCrow, JasonD--
Colorado1stDeGette, DianaD--
Colorado2ndNeguse, JoeD--
Colorado7thPerlmutter, EdD--
Connecticut4thHimes, JimD?
Connecticut1stLarson, John B.D?
Connecticut2ndCourtney, JoeD--
Connecticut3rdDeLauro, Rosa L.D--Chair, Appropriations Committee
Connecticut5thHayes, JahanaD--
DelawareAt LargeBlunt Rochester, LisaD--
District of ColumbiaDelegateNorton, Eleanor HolmesD?
Florida25thDiaz-Balart, MarioR?
Florida12thBilirakis, Gus M.R--
Florida16thBuchanan, VernR--
Florida3rdCammack, KatR--
Florida14thCastor, KathyD--
Florida13thCrist, CharlieD--
Florida10thDemings, ValD--
Florida22ndDeutch, TedD--
Florida19thDonalds, ByronR--
Florida2ndDunn, NealR--
Florida21stFrankel, LoisD--
Florida15thFranklin, C. ScottR--
Florida1stGaetz, MattR--
Florida26thGimenez, Carlos A.R--
Florida20thHastings, Alcee L.- VacancyD--
Florida5thLawson, AlD--
Florida18thMast, BrianR--
Florida7thMurphy, StephanieD--
Florida8thPosey, BillR--
Florida4thRutherford, JohnR--
Florida27thSalazar, Maria ElviraR--
Florida9thSoto, DarrenD--
Florida17thSteube, W. GregoryR--
Florida6thWaltz, MichaelR--
Florida23rdWasserman Schultz, DebbieD--
Florida11thWebster, DanielR--
Florida24thWilson, FredericaD--
Georgia1stCarter, BuddyR?
Georgia12thAllen, RickR--
Georgia2ndBishop Jr., Sanford D.D--
Georgia7thBourdeaux, CarolynD--
Georgia9thClyde, Andrew S.R--
Georgia3rdFerguson, A. DrewR--
Georgia14thGreene, Marjorie TaylorR--
Georgia10thHice, JodyR--
Georgia4thJohnson, Henry C. "Hank" Jr.D--
Georgia11thLoudermilk, BarryR--
Georgia6thMcBath, LucyD--
Georgia8thScott, AustinR--
Georgia13thScott, DavidD--
Georgia5thWilliams, NikemaD--
Hawaii1stCase, EdD--
Hawaii2ndKahele, Kaiali?iD--
Idaho1stFulcher, RussR--
Idaho2ndSimpson, MikeR--
Illinois16thKinzinger, AdamR?
Illinois1stRush, Bobby L.D?
Illinois12thBost, MikeR--
Illinois17thBustos, CheriD--
Illinois6thCasten, SeanD--
Illinois7thDavis, Danny K.D--
Illinois13thDavis, RodneyR--
Illinois11thFoster, BillD--
Illinois4thGarcía, Jesús "Chuy"D--
Illinois2ndKelly, RobinD--
Illinois8thKrishnamoorthi, RajaD--
Illinois18thLaHood,DarinR--
Illinois15thMiller, Mary E.R--
Illinois3rdNewman, MarieD--
Illinois5thQuigley, MikeD--
Illinois9thSchakowsky, JanD--
Illinois10thSchneider, BradleyD--
Illinois14thUnderwood, LaurenD--
Indiana4thBaird, JamesR--
Indiana3rdBanks, JimR--
Indiana8thBucshon, LarryR--
Indiana7thCarson, AndréD--
Indiana9thHollingsworth, TreyR--
Indiana1stMrvan, Frank J.D--
Indiana6thPence, GregR--
Indiana5thSpartz, VictoriaR--
Indiana2ndWalorski, JackieR--
Iowa3rdAxne, CynthiaD--
Iowa4thFeenstra, RandyR--
Iowa1stHinson, AshleyR--
Iowa2ndMiller-Meeks, MariannetteR--
Kansas3rdDavids, ShariceD--
Kansas4thEstes, RonR--
Kansas2ndLaTurner, JakeR--
Kansas1stMann, TraceyR--
Kentucky6thBarr, AndyR?
Kentucky1stComer, JamesR--
Kentucky2ndGuthrie, S. BrettR--
Kentucky4thMassie, ThomasR--
Kentucky5thRogers, HaroldR--
Kentucky3rdYarmuth, John A.D--
Louisiana2ndCarter, Troy A.D--
Louisiana6thGraves, GarretR--
Louisiana3rdHiggins, ClayR--
Louisiana4thJohnson, MikeR--
Louisiana5thLetlow, JuliaR--
Louisiana1stScalise, SteveR--Republican Whip
Maine1stPingree, ChellieD?
Maine2ndGolden, JaredD--
Maryland4thBrown, AnthonyD?
Maryland8thRaskin, JamieD?
Maryland6thTrone, DavidD?
Maryland1stHarris, AndyR--
Maryland5thHoyer, Steny H.D--Majority Leader
Maryland7thMfume, KweisiD--
Maryland2ndRuppersberger, C. A. DutchD--
Maryland3rdSarbanes, John P.D--
Massachusetts9thKeating, WilliamD?
Massachusetts2ndMcGovern, JamesD?
Massachusetts4thAuchincloss, JakeD--
Massachusetts5thClark, KatherineD--Assistant Speaker
Massachusetts8thLynch, Stephen F.D--
Massachusetts6thMoulton, SethD--
Massachusetts1stNeal, Richard E.D--
Massachusetts7thPressley, AyannaD--
Massachusetts3rdTrahan, LoriD--
Michigan2ndHuizenga, BillR?
Michigan6thUpton, FredR?
Michigan7thWalberg, TimR?
Michigan1stBergman, JackR--
Michigan12thDingell, DebbieD--
Michigan5thKildee, DanielD--
Michigan14thLawrence, BrendaD--
Michigan9thLevin, AndyD--
Michigan10thMcClain, Lisa C.R--
Michigan3rdMeijer, PeterR--
Michigan4thMoolenaar, JohnR--
Michigan8thSlotkin, ElissaD--
Michigan11thStevens, HaleyD--
Michigan13thTlaib, RashidaD--
Minnesota3rdPhillips, DeanD?
Minnesota2ndCraig, AngieD--
Minnesota6thEmmer, TomR--
Minnesota7thFischbach, MichelleR--
Minnesota1stHagedorn, JimR--
Minnesota4thMcCollum, BettyD--
Minnesota5thOmar, IlhanD--
Minnesota8thStauber, PeteR--
Mississippi3rdGuest, MichaelR--
Mississippi1stKelly, TrentR--
Mississippi4thPalazzo, StevenR--
Mississippi2ndThompson, Bennie G.D--
Missouri1stBush, CoriD--
Missouri5thCleaver, EmanuelD--
Missouri6thGraves, SamR--
Missouri4thHartzler, VickyR--
Missouri7thLong, BillyR--
Missouri3rdLuetkemeyer, BlaineR--
Missouri8thSmith, JasonR--
Missouri2ndWagner, AnnR--
MontanaAt LargeRosendale, Matthew M.R--
Nebraska2ndBacon, DonRCo-Chair
Nebraska1stFortenberry, JeffR--
Nebraska3rdSmith, AdrianR--
Nevada2ndAmodei, MarkR--
Nevada4thHorsford, StevenD--
Nevada3rdLee, SusieD--
Nevada1stTitus, DinaD--
New Hampshire2ndKuster, AnnD--
New Hampshire1stPappas, ChrisD--
New Jersey6thPallone Jr., FrankD?
New Jersey9thPascrell Jr., BillD?
New Jersey4thSmith, ChrisR?
New Jersey5thGottheimer, JoshD--
New Jersey3rdKim, AndyD--
New Jersey7thMalinowski, TomD--
New Jersey1stNorcross, DonaldD--
New Jersey10thPayne Jr., DonaldD--
New Jersey11thSherrill, MikieD--
New Jersey8thSires, AlbioD--
New Jersey2ndVan Drew, JeffersonR--
New Jersey12thWatson Coleman, BonnieD--
New Mexico2ndHerrell, YvetteR--
New Mexico3rdLeger Fernandez, TeresaD--
New Mexico1stStansbury, Melanie AnnD--
New York12thMaloney, CarolynD?
New York5thMeeks, Gregory W.D?Chair, Foreign Affairs Committtee
New York20thTonko, Paul D.D?
New York7thVelázquez, Nydia M.D?
New York16thBowman, JamaalD--
New York9thClarke, Yvette D.D--
New York19thDelgado, AntonioD--
New York13thEspaillat, AdrianoD--
New York2ndGarbarino, Andrew R.R--
New York26thHiggins, BrianD--
New York27thJacobs, ChrisR--
New York8thJeffries, HakeemD--Democratic Caucus Chairman
New York17thJones, MondaireD--
New York24thKatko, JohnR--
New York11thMalliotakis, NicoleR--
New York18thMaloney, Sean PatrickD--
New York6thMeng, GraceD--
New York25thMorelle, JosephD--
New York10thNadler, JerroldD--
New York14thOcasio-Cortez, AlexandriaD--
New York23rdReed, TomR--
New York4thRice, KathleenD--
New York21stStefanik, EliseR--
New York3rdSuozzi, ThomasD--
New York22ndTenney, ClaudiaR--
New York15thTorres, RitchieD--
New York1stZeldin, LeeR--
North Carolina4thPrice, DavidD?
North Carolina12thAdams, AlmaD--
North Carolina9thBishop, DanR--
North Carolina13thBudd, TedR--
North Carolina1stButterfield, G.K.D--
North Carolina11thCawthorn, MadisonR--
North Carolina5thFoxx, VirginiaR--
North Carolina8thHudson, RichardR--
North Carolina6thManning, Kathy E.D--
North Carolina10thMcHenry, Patrick T.R--
North Carolina3rdMurphy, Gregory FrancisR--
North Carolina2ndRoss, Deborah K.D--
North Carolina7thRouzer, DavidR--
North DakotaAt LargeArmstrong, KellyR--
Ohio1stChabot, SteveR?
Ohio9thKaptur, MarcyD?
Ohio5thLatta, Robert E.R?
Ohio10thTurner, MichaelR?
Ohio2ndWenstrup, BradR?
Ohio12thBalderson, TroyR--
Ohio3rdBeatty, JoyceD--
Ohio8thDavidson, WarrenR--
Ohio11thFudge, Marcia L.- VacancyD--
Ohio7thGibbs, BobR--
Ohio16thGonzalez, AnthonyR--
Ohio6thJohnson, BillR--
Ohio4thJordan, JimR--
Ohio14thJoyce, DavidR--
Ohio13thRyan, TimD--
Ohio15thStivers, Steve- VacancyR--
Oklahoma4thCole, TomR?
Oklahoma5thBice, Stephanie I.R--
Oklahoma1stHern, KevinR--
Oklahoma3rdLucas, FrankR--
Oklahoma2ndMullin, MarkwayneR--
Oregon2ndBentz, CliffR--
Oregon3rdBlumenauer, EarlD--
Oregon1stBonamici, SuzanneD--
Oregon4thDeFazio, PeterD--
Oregon5thSchrader, KurtD--
Pennsylvania2ndBoyle, BrendanD?
Pennsylvania1stFitzpatrick, BrianR?
Pennsylvania14thReschenthaler, GuyR?
Pennsylvania15thThompson, GlennR?
Pennsylvania8thCartwright, MattD--
Pennsylvania4thDean, MadeleineD--
Pennsylvania18thDoyle, MichaelD--
Pennsylvania3rdEvans, DwightD--
Pennsylvania6thHoulahan, ChrissyD--
Pennsylvania13thJoyce, JohnR--
Pennsylvania12thKeller, FredR--
Pennsylvania16thKelly, MikeR--
Pennsylvania17thLamb, ConorD--
Pennsylvania9thMeuser, DanielR--
Pennsylvania10thPerry, ScottR--
Pennsylvania5thScanlon, Mary GayD--
Pennsylvania11thSmucker, LloydR--
Pennsylvania7thWild, SusanD--
Puerto RicoAt LargeGonzalez-Colon, JennifferNPP?
Rhode Island1stCicilline, DavidD?
Rhode Island2ndLangevin, JimD--
South Carolina2ndWilson, JoeR?
South Carolina6thClyburn, James E.D--Majority Whip
South Carolina3rdDuncan, JeffR--
South Carolina1stMace, NancyR--
South Carolina5thNorman, RalphR--
South Carolina7thRice, TomR--
South Carolina4thTimmons, WilliamR--
South DakotaAt LargeJohnson, DustyR--
Tennessee9thCohen, SteveD?
Tennessee2ndBurchett, TimR--
Tennessee5thCooper, JimD--
Tennessee4thDesJarlais, ScottR--
Tennessee3rdFleischmann, ChuckR--
Tennessee7thGreen, MarkR--
Tennessee1stHarshbarger, DianaR--
Tennessee8thKustoff, DavidR--
Tennessee6thRose, John W.R--
Texas35thDoggett, LloydD?
Texas12thGranger, KayR?Vice-Chair, Appropriations Committee
Texas18thJackson Lee, SheilaD?
Texas34thVela, FilemonD?
Texas14thWeber, RandyR?
Texas32ndAllred, ColinD--
Texas19thArrington, JodeyR--
Texas36thBabin, BrianR--
Texas8thBrady, KevinR--
Texas26thBurgess, MichaelR--
Texas31stCarter, JohnR--
Texas20thCastro, JoaquinD--
Texas27thCloud, MichaelR--
Texas2ndCrenshaw, DanR--
Texas28thCuellar, HenryD--
Texas6thEllzey, JakeR--
Texas16thEscobar, VeronicaD--
Texas4thFallon, PatR--
Texas7thFletcher, LizzieD--
Texas29thGarcia, SylviaD--
Texas1stGohmert, LouieR--
Texas23rdGonzales, TonyR--
Texas15thGonzalez, VicenteD--
Texas5thGooden, LanceR--
Texas9thGreen, AlD--
Texas13thJackson, RonnyR--
Texas30thJohnson, Eddie BerniceD--
Texas10thMcCaul, Michael T.R--Vice-Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee
Texas22ndNehls, Troy E.R--
Texas11thPfluger, AugustR--
Texas21stRoy, ChipR--
Texas17thSessions, PeteR--
Texas3rdTaylor, VanR--
Texas24thVan Duyne, BethR--
Texas33rdVeasey, MarcD--
Texas25thWilliams, RogerR--
Utah3rdCurtis, John R.R--
Utah1stMoore, Blake D.R--
UtahDistrictNameParty--
Utah4thOwens, BurgessR--
Utah2ndStewart, ChrisR--
VermontAt LargeWelch, PeterD--
Virginia8thBeyer, DonD?
Virginia11thConnolly, Gerald E. "Gerry"D?
Virginia1stWittman, Robert J.R?
Virginia6thCline, BenR--
Virginia5thGood, BobR--
Virginia9thGriffith, MorganR--
Virginia2ndLuria, ElaineD--
Virginia4thMcEachin, A. DonaldD--
Virginia3rdScott, Robert C.D--
Virginia7thSpanberger, AbigailD--
Virginia10thWexton, JenniferD--
Washington6thKilmer, DerekD?
Washington1stDelBene, SuzanD--
Washington3rdHerrera Beutler, JaimeR--
Washington7thJayapal, PramilaD--
Washington2ndLarsen, RickD--
Washington4thNewhouse, DanR--
Washington5thRodgers, Cathy McMorrisR--
Washington8thSchrier, KimD--
Washington9thSmith, AdamD--Chair, Armed Services Committee
Washington10thStrickland, MarilynD--
West Virginia1stMcKinley, DavidR--
West Virginia3rdMiller, CarolR--
West Virginia2ndMooney, AlexR--
Wisconsin3rdKind, RonD?
Wisconsin5thFitzgerald, ScottR--
Wisconsin8thGallagher, MikeR--
Wisconsin6thGrothman, GlennR--
Wisconsin4thMoore, GwenD--
Wisconsin2ndPocan, MarkD--
Wisconsin1stSteil, BryanR--
Wisconsin7thTiffany, Thomas P.R--
WyomingAt LargeCheney, LizR--Republican Conference Chair

Senate

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Full Senate list

SenatorPartyStateSenate Baltic Freedom Caucus MemberKey Roles
Richard ShelbyRepublicanAlabama
Tommy TubervilleRepublicanAlabama
Lisa MurkowskiRepublicanAlaska
Dan SullivanRepublicanAlaska
Kyrsten SinemaDemocraticArizona
Mark KellyDemocraticArizona
John BoozmanRepublicanArkansas
Tom CottonRepublicanArkansas
Dianne FeinsteinDemocraticCalifornia
Alex Padilla[9]DemocraticCalifornia
Michael BennetDemocraticColorado
John HickenlooperDemocraticColorado
Chris MurphyDemocraticConnecticut
Richard BlumenthalDemocraticConnecticut
Tom CarperDemocraticDelaware
Chris CoonsDemocraticDelaware
Marco RubioRepublicanFlorida
Rick ScottRepublicanFlorida
Kelly LoefflerRepublicanGeorgia
Jon OssoffDemocraticGeorgia
Raphael Warnock[10]DemocraticGeorgia
Brian SchatzDemocraticHawaii
Mazie HironoDemocraticHawaii
Mike CrapoRepublicanIdaho
Jim RischRepublicanIdaho
Dick DurbinDemocraticIllinoisCo-Chair
Tammy DuckworthDemocraticIllinois
Mike BraunRepublicanIndiana
Todd YoungRepublicanIndiana
Chuck GrassleyRepublicanIowaCo-Chair
Joni ErnstRepublicanIowa
Jerry MoranRepublicanKansas
Roger MarshallRepublicanKansas
Mitch McConnellRepublicanKentucky
Rand PaulRepublicanKentucky
Bill CassidyRepublicanLouisiana
John Neely KennedyRepublicanLouisiana
Susan CollinsRepublicanMaine
Angus KingIndependentMaine
Ben CardinDemocraticMaryland
Chris Van HollenDemocraticMaryland
Elizabeth WarrenDemocraticMassachusetts
Ed MarkeyDemocraticMassachusetts
Debbie StabenowDemocraticMichigan
Gary PetersDemocraticMichigan
Amy KlobucharDemocraticMinnesota
Tina SmithDemocraticMinnesota
Roger WickerRepublicanMississippi
Cindy Hyde-SmithRepublicanMississippi
Roy BluntRepublicanMissouri
Josh HawleyRepublicanMissouri
Jon TesterDemocraticMontana
Steve DainesRepublicanMontana
Deb FischerRepublicanNebraska
Ben SasseRepublicanNebraska
Catherine Cortez MastoDemocraticNevada
Jacky RosenDemocraticNevada
Jeanne ShaheenDemocraticNew Hampshire
Maggie HassanDemocraticNew Hampshire
Bob MenendezDemocraticNew Jersey
Cory BookerDemocraticNew Jersey
Martin HeinrichDemocraticNew Mexico
Ben Ray LujánDemocraticNew Mexico
Chuck SchumerDemocraticNew YorkSenate President
Kirsten GillibrandDemocraticNew York
Richard BurrRepublicanNorth Carolina
Thom TillisRepublicanNorth Carolina
John HoevenRepublicanNorth Dakota
Kevin CramerRepublicanNorth Dakota
Sherrod BrownDemocraticOhio
Rob PortmanRepublicanOhio
Jim InhofeRepublicanOklahoma
James LankfordRepublicanOklahoma
Jeff MerkleyDemocraticOregon
Ron WydenDemocraticOregon
Bob CaseyDemocraticPennsylvania
Pat ToomeyRepublicanPennsylvania
Jack ReedDemocraticRhode Island
Sheldon WhitehouseDemocraticRhode Island
Lindsey GrahamRepublicanSouth Carolina
Tim ScottRepublicanSouth Carolina
Mike RoundsRepublicanSouth Dakota
John ThuneRepublicanSouth Dakota
Marsha BlackburnRepublicanTennessee
Bill HagertyRepublicanTennessee
John CornynRepublicanTexas
Ted CruzRepublicanTexas
Mike LeeRepublicanUtah
Mitt RomneyRepublicanUtah
Patrick LeahyDemocraticVermont
Bernie SandersIndependent[8]Vermont
Mark WarnerDemocraticVirginia
Tim KaineDemocraticVirginia
Patty MurrayDemocraticWashington
Maria Cantwell[7]DemocraticWashington
Joe ManchinDemocraticWest Virginia
Shelley Moore CapitoRepublicanWest Virginia
Ron JohnsonRepublicanWisconsin
Tammy BaldwinDemocraticWisconsin
John BarrassoRepublicanWyoming
Cynthia LummisRepublicanWyoming

Whoa..

Feeling lost after going through the power map? This your first time revisiting civics in a while?


That’s totally fine! Take this 16 question quick to get a refresher on civics. If you’ve still got questions, feel free to reach out to civics expert Vytas at vytas@baltivist.com.

16 Question Quiz

Click "next" to begin. Good luck!

Results

Whoah you passed! Seems like you’ve got a pretty good understanding of Congress!

Now, here’s a challenge to put your knowledge to the test.

Can you get your members of Congress to join the Baltic Caucus?

Hints

  • Use the Power Map to see if your Representatives or Senators are part of the House Baltic Caucus or Senate Baltic Freedom Caucus
  • Go to “Issues & Bills” for a script for what to email to your members of Congress
  • Go to “Issues & Bills” to see where to find the emails for your members of Congress

Aw shucks.

That’s ok! I remember in grade school I got the fill-in-the-blank question “name the 3 branches of government” wrong.

When we got our test results back, my teacher pointed out to the class that someone got that question wrong, but we should all really know it.Funny how life works.

Now, try again – I think you can breeze through this quiz. There’s a fun challenge at the end to make a real, tangible impact on Congress.

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#1. Who is the current president of the United States?

That wasn’t such a hard question, right? See, you probably know more than you thought you did.

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#2. What are the three federal branches of government?

Select all that apply:

During the State of the Union (pictured above), it’s the main event for all three branches to get together where the President (Executive Branch) gives a speech to Congress (Legislative Branch) and the Judicial Branch.

Congress claps along to what they support or boos along to what they oppose. It acts like a nice pop-survey.

The Supreme Court just sits quietly.

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#3. What are the two main parties in the US?

Select all that apply:

Pictured is former Rep. Shimkus (Republican and also Lithuanian-American). Seems like a party going on here!

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#4. What do Democrats generally fight for?

The Democratic Party has a website where you can see what they generally fight for.

Party Platform

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#5. What do Republicans generally fight for?

The Republican Party describe themselves this way: “The Grand Old Party was founded by abolitionists in 1854 to fight for the freedom and equal opportunity of every individual. Today, we draw inspiration from our Party’s history and believe that individuals, rather than the government, are best equipped to run their own lives. Our Party works to give Americans more choices – in health care, educationenergy, and the economy – and to free individuals and families from the intrusive overreach of federal bureaucrats. We promise to fight for a freer, safer, and more prosperous America.”

Learn more: https://www.gop.com/issue/gop/

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#6. Which party does a better job to protect the Baltics?

Check it out – we’re bipartisan! Pictured above is from the First Baltic Advocacy Day in DC. Here, you’ll see plenty of Republicans, Democrats, and friends who don’t see themselves as either.

In fact, every bill we push for the Baltics is always bipartisan. How neat is that!

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#7. What are the two chambers in Congress?

Fun fact that’s important today. When there’s a tie in the Senate, the Vice President (pictures left) acts as the tie-breaker. Since the Senate is currently split 50-50, since Vice President Harris is a Democrat, then the Democratic Party controls the Senate, even though it’s technically a tie.

The Speaker of the House (pictured right) is the one who gets to call which bills receive votes in the House.

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#8. Which party controls which chamber?

Yep. The Democratic Party holds something called a trifecta. This means they control the House, the Senate, and the White House.

Parties that hold trifectas wield a ton of power since that means they don’t have to negotiate with the other party as much.

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#9. What is a caucus?

Pictured above are some members of the Congressional Black Caucus – one of the most powerful caucuses in Congress. Another famous caucus is the House Freedom Caucus (aligned with the Tea Party).

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#10. Is there a caucus for the Baltics?

We have a caucus in both the House and Senate! They’re active too, and these are our biggest allies in Congress. In a meeting with Lithuanian-American youth and Rep. Shimkus (founder of the House Baltic Caucus), he said one of the most important things we can do is to ask our Representative to join the House Baltic Caucus.

The House Baltic Caucus is co-chaired by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Los Angeles) and Rep. Don Bacon (R-Omaha).

The Senate Baltic Freedom Caucus is co-chaired by Senator Dick Durbin (R-IL) and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA).

Pictured above is our chair Senator Chuck Grassley congratulating the Baltics for 30 years of independence on the floor of the Senate.

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#11. What's the role of a committee?

Every bill must be considered in a committee before it gets considered by the full House or Senate.

The Power Map shows the committees that are most important for Baltic issues. It’s pivotal to convince committees to be our allies, because then our bills can actually move.

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#12. What does the Appropriations Committee do?

“To Appropriate” is a fancy way of saying “to give money to.” So the appropriations committee will consider a series of ideas of who to give money to.

For the Baltics, we ask the Appropriations Committee to give more military funding, funding for infrastructure projects, etc.

Other key committees we care about are concerned foreign relations and military matters.

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#13. What are sponsors and co-sponsors?

Pictured above are heroic Baltic-Americans during Baltic Advocacy Day advocating for their members of Congress to co-sponsor bills that are important for the Baltics.

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#14. How many Senators are there per state?

Each state gets 2 Senators –  each having to run for re-election every 6 years. The point of having 6-year terms is to have a group that can think more long-term instead of being subject to the whims of the daily news cycle.

The person who decides what bills get voted on is called the Senate President. That used to be Leader Mitch McConnell, but now that the Democrats took control of the Senate in 2020, the new Senate President is Leader Chuck Schumer of New York.

Fun fact – Leader Chuck Schumer is cousins with comedian Amy Schumer! I’m not kidding!

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#15. How many Representatives are there per state?

Each of the 435 voting members of the House has to get re-elected every 2 years. This means that Representatives tend to be more populist than Senators because they have to always be fighting for voters.

1/3 of the our Representatives are from either California, Texas, New York, or Florida.

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#16. LAST QUESTION (finally) Does anyone lobby for the Baltics?

Please take a moment and read this about our important friends from JBANC.

JBANC has been actively lobbying for the Baltic-American communities since 1961. They’ve been instrumental in getting Congress’s support for Baltic independence and in getting the Baltics to join NATO – among a ton of other accomplishments.

Karl (pictured), has been the lobbyist for JBANC since, well, at least 2000. In the last few years, he’s been joined by another full-time advocate for Baltic freedom – Karin Schuey of the Estonian American National Council (EANC). Together, with a few volunteers and interns, they are the group that’s been fighting to advocate Congress.

They’ve been doing a wonderful job, but it’s also a big job.

So this is where you come in. JBANC and the EANC can’t fight for the Baltics alone, so they can use our help. Baltivist.com and our friends from the Baltic Call to Action Unit were born in close friendship with Karl and Karin. In fact, all the issues and information on Baltivist.com are borrowed from Karl and Karin.

We hope that Baltivist.com will continue growing as a formidable community fighting for the Baltic nations. We also hope that this will also provide an additional funding stream to continue supporting JBANC. We are still a young site with minimal funds, so for now we ask you to consider giving to JBANC and EANC to support Baltic advocacy efforts.

Then get your friends to join the Baltivist community!

Thank you for everything.

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