Congressional Connections

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What: The purpose of this page is to connect the 2011 Student Summit Delegations with their respective representatives in Congress to prepare you for your visit to Washington DC. As a part of the Coastal America Student Summit learning center delegations will have the opportunity to visit their Representatives offices on Capitol Hill. Students are encouraged to consult the list below to find links to your Representatives. You can visit their web pages to familiarize yourself with their portfolio's and to find out what legislation they are supporting on your behalf.

Why: These visits to Capitol Hill are meant to augment the hands-on educational experience by encouraging young Americans to exercise their civic rights and responsibilities, ask questions and get involved.

Where: House and Senate Office Buildings, Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.

How: Coastal America Partners and Student Summit sponsors are working together to help facilitate these meet and greet opportunities. Given the nature of member's shedules we cannot guarantee that you will meet with members of Congress.

How you can help: Some constituents planning to visit their DC Congressional Representative's office may choose to contact their Representatives regional office directly to inquire about the scheduling for their meet and greet.

When: The majority of the congressional visits will take place on the morning 9-11 of Thursday February 17, 2011.

Who: Please contact Carli Bertrand carli.bertrand@noaa.gov (202-401-9922) if you have questions or if you want to help schedule a visit for your delegation. For all other Student Summit related questions contact Maggy Hunter.

The 112th Congress (Starting January 3rd, 2011)

Your Congressional Delegations and links to their professional web pages


Alaska SeaLife Center - Seaward, AK (at large)
Senator Lisa Murkowski - http://murkowski.senate.gov/public/
Senator Mark Begich - http://begich.senate.gov/public/
Represenatative Don Young - http://donyoung.house.gov/

Aquarium of the Pacific - Long Beach, CA (37th District)
Senator Barbara Boxer - http://boxer.senate.gov/
Senator Dianne Feinstein - http://feinstein.senate.gov/public/
Represenatative Laura Richardson - http://richardson.house.gov/

Monterey Bay Aquarium - Monterey, CA (17th District)
Senator Barbara Boxer - http://boxer.senate.gov/
Senator Dianne Feinstein - http://feinstein.senate.gov/public/
Represenatative Sam Farr - http://www.farr.house.gov/

Dauphin Island Sea Lab - Dauphin Island, AL (1st District)
Senator Jefferson Sessions - http://sessions.senate.gov/public/
Senator Richard Shelby - http://shelby.senate.gov/public/
Represenatative Jo Bonner - http://bonner.house.gov/

Georgia Aquariu - Atlanta, GA (5th District)
Senator Saxby Chmabliss - http://chambliss.senate.gov/public/
Senator Johnny Isakson - http://isakson.senate.gov/
Represenatative John Lewis - http://johnlewis.house.gov

Gulf Coast Research Laboratory - Ocean Springs, MS (4th District)
Senator Roger Wicker - http://wicker.senate.gov/public/
Senator Thad Cochran - http://cochran.senate.gov/
Represenatative Steven Palazzo - http://palazzoforcongress.com/

IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum - Dania Beach, FL (22nd District)
Senator Bill Nelson - http://billnelson.senate.gov/
Senator Marco Rubio - http://www.marcorubio.com
Represenatative Allen B. West - http://www.allenwestforcongress.com/

Mystic Aquarium - Mystic, CT (2nd District)
Senator Christopher Dodd - http://dodd.senate.gov/
Senator Joseph Lieberman - http://lieberman.senate.gov/
Represenatative Joe Courtney - http://courtney.house.gov/

National Aquarium in Baltimore - Baltimore, MD (7th District)
Senator Ben Cardin - http://cardin.senate.gov/
Senator Barbara Mikulski – http://mikulski.senate.gov/
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings – http://house.gov/cummings/

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium - Dubuque, IA (1st District)
Senator Chuck Grassley - http://grassley.senate.gov/
Senator Tom Harkin - http://harkin.senate.gov/
Congressman Bruce Bradley - http://braley.house.gov/

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher - Kure Beach, NC (7th District)
Senator Kay R. Hagan – http://hagan.senate.gov
Senator Richard Burr – http://burr.senate.gov
Congressman Mike McIntyre – http://house.gov/mcintyre

Oregon Coast Aquarium - Hatfield Marine Science Center - Newport, OR (5th District)
Senator Jeff Merkley - http://merkley.senate.gov/
Senator Ron Wyden - http://wyden.senate.gov/
Represenatative Kurt Schrader - http://schrader.house.gov/

Shedd Aquarium - Chicago, IL (7th District)
Senator Dick Durbin – http://durbin.senate.gov/
Senator Mark Steven Kirk – http://www.kirkforsenate.com/
Represenatative Danny K. Davis http://www.davis.house.gov/

South Carolina Aquarium - Charleston, SC (1st Dristrict)
Senator Lindsey Graham - http://lgraham.senate.gov/public/
Senator Jim DeMint - http://demint.senate.gov/public/
Represenatative Henry E. Brown - http://brow.house.gov

Texas State Aquarium, Corpus Christi, TX (27th District)
Senator John Cornyn - http://cornyn.senate.gov/public/
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison - http://hutchison.senate.gov/
Represenatative Blake Farenthold - http://blakefarenthold.com/

The Florida Aquarium, Tampa, FL (11th District)
Senator Bill Nelson - http://billnelson.senate.gov/
Senator Marco Rubio - http://www.marcorubio.com
Represenatative Kathy Castor - http://castor.house.gov/

The New England Aquarium, Boston, MA (8th District)
Senator John Kerry - http://kerry.senate.gov/
Senator Scott Brown - http://scottbrown.senate.gov/public/
Represenatative Michael Capuano - http://www.house.gov/capuano/

The Seattle Aquarium, Seattle, WA (7th District)
Senator Maria Cantwell – http://cantwell.senate.gov
Senator Patty Murray – http://murray.senate.gov
Represenatative Jim McDermott - http://mcdermott.house.gov/index.php

Waikiki Aquarium, Honolulu, HI (1st District)
Senator Daniel K. Inouye – http://inouye.senate.gov/Home/
Senator Daniel K. Akaka - http://akaka.senate.gov/
Represenatative Colleen Wakako Hanabusa - http://www.hanabusa2010.com/

Veracruz Aquarium, Veracruz, Mexico http://www.embassyofmexico.org/
United States Ambassador to Mexico Carlos Pascual
Ambassador of Mexico to the United States Arturo Sarukhán