Lois Capps

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Democratic California

U.S. House (California 23)

03/10/1998

Family: Widow; 3 Children: Laura, Todd, Lisa (deceased)

Born: 01/10/1938 Ladysmith, WI

Home: Santa Barbara, California

Religion: Lutheran

Education: MA, Education, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1990 MA, Religion, Yale University, 1964 BS, Nursing, Pacific Lutheran University, 1959

Profession: Instructor, Early Childhood Education, Santa Barbara City College Director, Santa Barbara County Parent and Child Enrichment Center Director, Santa Barbara County Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting Project Nurse/Health Advocate, Santa Barbara School District Head Nurse, Yale New Haven Hospital

Political: Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1998-present Won Special Election, United States House of Representatives, 1998

Congressional Membership: Member, Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery Caucus Member, Bi-Partisan Pro-Choice Caucus Member, Coalition on Autism Research and Education Member, Congressional Aerospace Caucus Member, Congressional Art Caucus Member, Congressional Bike Caucus Co-Chair, Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus Member, Congressional Brain Injury Task Force Co-Chair, Congressional Caucus on Women's Issues Member, Congressional Climate Change Caucus Co-Chair, Congressional Coastal Caucus Member, Congressional Community College Caucus Member, Congressional Diabetes Caucus Member, Congressional Global Health Caucus Member, Congressional Goods Movement Caucus Co-Chair, Congressional Hearing Health Caucus Member, Congressional Heart & Stroke Coalition Member, Congressional Human Rights Caucus Member, Congressional Intelligent Transportation Systems Caucus Member, Congressional National Parks Caucus Member, Congressional Native American Caucus Founder/Co-Chair, Congressional Nursing Caucus Member, Congressional Oceans Caucus Member, Congressional Organic Caucus Member, Congressional Passenger Rail Caucus Member, Congressional Port Security Caucus Member, Congressional Recycling Caucus Member, Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus Founder, Congressional School Health and Safety Caucus Member, Congressional Specialty Crop Caucus Member, Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer?s Disease Member, Congressional Task Force on International HIV/AIDS Member, Congressional Tourism and Travel Caucus Member, Congressional Vision Caucus Member, Congressional Wine Caucus Member, Congressional Working Group on Parkinson's Disease Member, Congressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus Member, Democratic Homeland Security Task Force Co-Chair, House Cancer Caucus Member, National Guard and Reserve Components Organization Co-Chair, National Marine Sanctuary Caucus Member, New Democratic Coalition Member, Out of Iraq Caucus Member, Prescription Drug Task Force

Organization Membership: Member, American Association of University Women Board Member, American Heart Association Board Member, American Red Cross Member, California Democratic Party Board Member, Family Service Agency Member, Grace Lutheran Church Member, Santa Barbara and Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce Board Member, Santa Barbara Women's Political Committee

Committees:

Energy and Commerce

Natural Resources

Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment (Energy and Commerce)

Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials

Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans

Subcommittee on Health (Energy and Commerce)

Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife

Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands

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