Is there a joint caucus of the coalition to reduce caucuses?

Yeah... I'll just bet they're in the wine caucus for the hundreds of South Dakota wineries. (It's for the swag!)

The AP is reporting to night on the ridiculous number of caucuses that Senate and Congressional members belong to. From the AP report in the Aberdeen American News:

Delegation members' caucus affiliations:

Johnson: Senate Jewelry Task Force, Senate National Security Working Group, Soybean Caucus, Senate Rural Health Caucus, Congressional Heart and Stroke Coalition Caucus, Senate Task Force on Fatherhood Promotion, Senate National Guard Caucus, Sugar Caucus, Bosnia Working Group, Asthma Awareness Week Working Group, Congressional Prevention Coalition, Congressional Coalition on Adoption, Senate Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Caucus, Senate Anti-Meth Caucus, Senate Impact Aid Caucus, Congressional Internet Caucus, Senate Norway Caucus, Congressional Library and Information Resources Caucus, Senate Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus, Congressional Wine Caucus, Senate Tourism Caucus, Congressional Asthma Task Force, Senate Biotechnology Caucus, Senate Cultural Caucus, Senate Air Force Caucus, Pork Industry Congressional Caucus, Honorary Congressional Board of Advisors for the Congressional Youth Leadership Caucus, Senate Diabetes Caucus, Congressional Farmers and Ranchers World Trade Organization Caucus, Senate Army Caucus, Senate Task Force on Privacy, Senate Native American Caucus, E-911 Caucus, Ethanol Across America, After School Caucus

Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.: Congressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine, Senate Rural Health Caucus, Senate Cancer Caucus, Congressional Heart and Stroke Coalition Caucus, Senate Air Force Caucus, Space Caucus, Senate National Guard Caucus, Congressional Farmer Cooperative Caucus

Herseth: Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus, Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus, Blue Dog Coalition, Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, Congressional Arts Caucus, Congressional Caucus on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Congressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine, Congressional Coalition on Adoption, Congressional Diabetes Caucus, Congressional Mental Health Caucus, Congressional Native American Caucus, Congressional Vision Caucus, Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, Congressional Fire Services Caucus, Congressional Rural Caucus, Congressional Soils Caucus, Congressional Wine Caucus, Air Force Caucus, Friends of Norway Caucus, House Hunger Caucus, House Nursing Caucus, House Rural Health Care Coalition, House Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education Caucus, National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus, Congressional Taiwan Caucus

Read it all here.


Aaron Lorenzen said…
Good thing all our tax dollars are going to good use putting are senators in that many places

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