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The Planetary Science Congressional Caucus

The bipartisan, bicameral Planetary Science Caucus was founded in January of 2018 with the following mission:

The Planetary Science Caucus unites members of Congress from both parties who are passionate about the scientific exploration of space and promotes efforts to:

The caucus is currently being reconsituted for the 116th congress, which began in January of 2019. Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-MS) in the House of Representatives are serving as co-chair.s

The following members of Congress joined the caucus in the 115th Congress.

House of Representatives

John Culberson (Chair) R TX
Derek Kilmer (Chair) D WA
David Schweikert R AZ
Krysten Sinema D AZ
Judy Chu D CA
Ami Bera D CA
Jackie Speier D CA
Adam Schiff D CA
Zoe Lofgren D CA
Alan Lowenthal D CA
Jerry McNerney D CA
Ed Perlmutter D CO
Elizabeth Esty D CT
Bill Posey R FL
Frederica Wilson D FL
John Rutherford R FL
Darren Soto D FL
Madeleine Bordallo D GU
Bill Foster D IL
Randy Hultgren R IL
Jim McGovern D MA
Steven Palazzo R MS
Don Bacon R NE
Nydia Velazquez D NY
Matt Cartwright D PA
David Cicilline D RI
A. Donald McEachin D VA
Don Beyer D VA
Adam Smith D WA
Pramila Jayapal D WA


Doug Jones D AL
Cory Gardner R CO
Gary Peters D MI
Jeff Merkley D OR
Maria Cantwell D WA

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