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House and Senate Paper and Packaging Caucus

AF&PA supports the Paper and Packaging Caucus’s purpose to inform members of Congress about the value of the paper and packaging industry in their states and districts. This bipartisan, bicameral caucus highlights the importance and economic significance of the paper and packaging industry and focuses on the policy solutions needed to sustain and promote this important sector.

Background and Activity:

Originating in the House in 2013 with 50 members, the caucus expanded membership to include the Senate in 2015. In the 116th Congress, Senators John Boozman (R–AR) and Debbie Stabenow (D–MI) led the Senate caucus, and Representatives Tom Rice (R-SC) and Kurt Schrader (D–OR) serve as House Co-Chairs. Members host a Congressional reception, educational events throughout each year and promote the forest products industry during National Forest Products Week - recognized during the third week of October.

Please consider joining the Paper and Packaging Caucus to represent industry employees in your state or district and the millions of people who depend on the products our industry creates for everyday life.

For more information on the paper and packing industry in your state or district, please contact AF&PA Manager of Government and Industry Affairs, Michael Blume.

To join the House or Senate Caucus, please contact the following staff:

Rep. Tom Rice (R–S.C.) 
Philipp Clarke
Rep. Kurt Schrader (D–Ore.)
Chris Huckleberry
Sen. John Boozman (R–Ark.)
Joe Brown
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D–Mich.)
Sean Babington

Senate Paper and Packaging Caucus Members (as of January 2020)

  • Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin
  • Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee
  • John Boozman, Co-Chair, Arkansas
  • Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia
  • Susan Collins, Maine
  • Tom Cotton, Arkansas
  • Cindy Hyde-Smith, Mississippi 
  • Angus King, Maine 
  • Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota
  • James Risch, Idaho 
  • Tina Smith, Minnesota
  • Debbie Stabenow, Co-Chair, Michigan 
  • Roger Wicker, Mississippi

House Paper and Packaging Caucus Members (as of July 2021)

  • Rick Allen, R-GA-12
  • Brian Babin, R-TX-36
  • Jim Baird, R-IN-4
  • Stanford Bishop, D-GA-2
  • Mo Brooks, R-AL-5
  • Julia Brownley, D-CA-26
  • Cheri Bustos, D-IL-17
  • Buddy Carter, R-GA-1
  • Lou Correa, D-CA-46
  • Peter DeFazio, D-OR-4
  • Chuck Fleischmann, R-TN-3
  • Mike Gallagher, R-WI-8
  • Jared Golden, D-ME-2
  • Paul Gosar, R-AZ-4
  • Morgan Griffith, R-VA-9
  • Glenn Grothman, R-WI-6
  • Brett Guthrie, R-KY-2
  • Jamie Herrera Beutler, R-WA-3
  • Jody Hice, R-GA-10
  • French Hill, R-AR-2
  • Richard Hudson, R-NC-8
  • John Joyce, R-PA-13
  • Mike Kelly, R-PA-16
  • Derek Kilmer, D-WA-6
  • Ron Kind, D-WI-3
  • Ann Kuster, D-NH-2
  • Bob Latta, R-OH-5
  • David McKinley, R-WV-1
  • Daniel Meuser, R-PA-9
  • Markwayne Mullin, R-OK-2
  • Greg Murphy, R-NC-03
  • Richard Neal, D-MA-1
  • Ralph Norman, R-SC-5
  • Scott Perry, R-PA-4
  • Mark Pocan, D-WI-2
  • Guy Reschenthaler, R-PA-14
  • Tom Rice, Co-Chair, R-SC-7
  • David Rouzer, R-NC-7
  • John Rutherford, R-FL-4
  • Kurt Schrader, Co-Chair, D-OR-5
  • Jason Smith, R-MO-8
  • Austin Scott, R-GA-8
  • Pete Stauber, R-MN-8
  • Elise Stefanik, R-NY-21
  • Glenn Thompson, R-PA-5
  • Mike Turner, R-OH-10
  • Jackie Walorski, R-IN-2
  • Bruce Westerman, R-AR-4
  • Rob Wittman, R-VA-1
  • Don Young, R-AK-AL