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Congressional Cooperative Business Caucus Gaining Support
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 12/03/2019

The Congressional Cooperative Business Caucus is growing in numbers on Capitol Hill. The group, which was re-established during the 116th Congress, is managed by the National Cooperative Business Association-CLUSA International with the goal of driving a co-op friendly legislative agenda on the federal level.

The group is co-chaired by Wisconsin Congressman Mark Pocan and Rep. Jim Baird of Indiana. As of late-November, 20 lawmakers have joined the coalition, which many feel is critical for keep cooperative business priorities top of mind when crafting and considering legislation. The caucus is also a platform to educate Congressional staff on cooperative issues.

Backers of the effort say cooperatives exist in every congressional district across the country and contributes $3 trillion into the U.S. economy each year.

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