The bipartisan Hungarian Caucus, originally established in 2003, provides a strong voice for Hungarian-American issues in Congress and seeks to promote constructive dialogue between Hungary and the 1.5 million Hungarian Americans in the US.

The Congressional Hungarian-American Caucus was established by Hungarian American Congressman, late Rep. Tom Lantos (D-CA) in 2003, and had been chaired by Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) since February 2008 and Steve LaTourette (R-OH). The leadership of Congressmen LaTourette and Kucinich was instrumental in strengthening Hungarian American relations.

With Reps. Kucinich and LaTourette’s retirement, Representatives Andy Harris (R-MD), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) and David Joyce (R-OH) as new Co-Chairs announced the reconstitution of the Hungarian-American Caucus in the 113th Congress which currently also includes:

  • Rep. Chris Smith  (R-NJ)
  • Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL)
  • Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)
  • Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)
  • Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH)
  • Rep. Steve Stivers  (R-OH)
  • Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA)
  • Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL)
  • Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO)
  • Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH)
  • Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-MA)  

The Caucus provides a strong voice for Hungarian-American issues in Congress and is an important venue for engagement with the Hungarian American community in the United States and Hungarian Parliament and the Hungarian government

Caucus contacts:

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur 

  • Allison Jarus (202) 225-4146

Congressman David Joyce 

  • Chris Cooper (202) 225-5731

Congressman Andy Harris 

  • Kevin Reigrut (202) 225-5311