Congressional Independent

Colleges Caucus



  CICC Co-chair Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL)
The Congressional Independent Colleges Caucus, launched in February 2017, offers Members of Congress an opportunity to both celebrate and advance the diversity of the nation's private, nonprofit colleges and universities, and learn about the challenges and issues these institutions face.


The Caucus serves as an informal group of Members dedicated to addressing the issues related to private, nonprofit colleges and the students they serve, while educating colleagues on the issues facing independent colleges and universities. 

The Caucus, after being relaunched in the 116th Congress under the direction of new co-chairs Rep. Martha Roby (AL-2) and Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-6), has grown to 88 members.

To celebrate the CICC, each year NAICU holds a reception during the Annual Meeting & Advocacy Day.  See photos from the 2020 Reception.

Member Spotlight

Each month a CICC member is featured in our Member Spotlight.  Now in the spotlight:
Rep Ben Cline (R-VA).


House of Representatives​                                                                      Download Roster

Ralph Abraham, M.D., (R-LA)
Pete Aguilar (D-CA)
Troy Balderson (R-OH)
Jim Banks (R-IN)
Don Beyer (D-VA)
Sanford Bishop (D-GA)
Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
Larry Buschon (R-IN)
Cheri Bustos (D-IL)
Andre Carson (D-IN)
Buddy Carter (R-GA)
Matt Cartwright (D-PA)
Steve Chabot (R-OH)
David Cicilline (D-RI)
William Lacy Clay (D-MO)
Ben Cline (R-VA)
Steve Cohen (D-TN)
Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ)
James Comer (R-KY)
Jim Cooper (D-TN)
Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)
Suzan DelBene (D-WA)
Antonio Delgado (D-NY)
Debbie Dingell (D-MI)
Mike Doyle (D-PA)
Tom Emmer (R-MN)
Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA)
Drew Ferguson (R-GA)
Abby Finkenauer (D-IA)

Mike Gallagher (R-WI)
Bob Gibbs (R-OH)
Kay Granger (R-TX)
Tom Graves (R-GA)
Morgan Griffith (R-VA)
Glenn Grothman (R-WI)
Brian Higgins (D-NY)
Jim Himes (D-CT)
David Joyce (R-OH)
Mike Kelly (R-PA)
Trent Kelly (R-MS)
Joe Kennedy (D-MA) 
Derek Kilmer (D-WA)
Ron Kind (D-WI)
Steve King (R-IA)
Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH)
Jim Langevin (D-RI)
John Larson (D-CT)
Robert Latta (R-OH)
Barbara Lee (D-CA)
Dave Loebsack (D-IA)
Roger Marshall (R-KS)
Doris Matsui (D-CA)
Betty McCollum (D-MN)
A. Donald McEachin (D-VA)
James McGovern (D-MA)
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
Jerry McNerney (D-CA)
Gwen Moore (D-WI)

Joseph Morelle (D-NY)
Greg Murphy, M.D. (R-NC)
Stephanie Murphy (D-FL)
Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)
Dan Newhouse (R-WA)
Ralph Norman (R-SC)
Frank Pallone (D-NJ)
Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ)
Scott Perry (R-PA)
Mark Pocan (D-WI)
Jamie Raskin (D-MD)
Martha Roby (R-AL)
Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD)
Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA)
Donna Shalala (D-FL)
Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ)
Albio Sires (D-NJ)
Elise Stefanik (R-NY)
Steve Stivers (R-OH)
Glenn W. Thompson, Jr. (R-PA)
David Trone (D-MD)
Michael Turner (R-OH)
Marc Veasey (D-TX)
Peter Visclosky (D-IN)
Ann Wagner (R-MO)
Jackie Walorski (R-IN)
Susan Wild (D-PA)
Joe Wilson (R-SC)
Robert Wittman (R-VA)

U.S. Senate

Edward J. Markey (D-MA)

* Co-chair                                                                                                                              (Sept. 2020)

How to Get Involved

NAICU member presidents can invite their representatives using the following tools: