The Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus



CAMC Dear Colleague Letter (PDF) - February 2015
AAMC Press Release - February 2015

The Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus (CAMC) is an informal, bipartisan group of Members of Congress dedicated to maintaining and strengthening our nation's reputation as having the world's most advanced medical care. CAMC members strive to educate their colleagues on the unique health care, research, and training missions of teaching hospitals and medical schools.

CAMC Co-Chairs

Kathy Castor (D-FL)

Kathy Castor is Tampa Bay's voice in the U.S. Congress. She is serving her fifth term representing Florida's 14th Congressional district, which includes Tampa, St. Petersburg, and parts of Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. She was originally elected in 2006 and re-elected by voters in 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014. Rep. Castor is the first woman to represent Hillsborough and Pinellas counties in the U.S. Congress.

U.S. Rep. Castor serves on the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee and Budget Committee. She focuses on issues vital to Tampa Bay area families and businesses and is committed to building a stronger economy. She works on initiatives that create jobs, improve schools, provide access to affordable health care, and protect consumers and the environment.

U.S. Rep. Castor has also been a strong advocate for providing sufficient resources to bolster our health care workforce. She believes that having a robust and diverse health care workforce will benefit patients and our state, local, and federal economies. U.S. Rep. Castor has been a longtime champion of increasing the number of medical residency positions in states like Florida that have been adversely impacted by arbitrary caps placed on residency slots. To help elevate the burden many teaching hospitals face under this cap, she introduced the Creating Access to Residency Education (CARE) Act to expand residency slots in needy states and by working to include language in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to redistribute unused residency slots.

Learn more about Congresswoman Castor


Congresswoman Allyson Y. Schwartz

Phil Roe (R-TN)

U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. earned a degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Austin Peay State University. In 1970, he received his Medical Degree from the University of Tennessee. Upon graduation from medical school, Dr. Roe served in the United States Army Medical Corps, during which he was stationed along the demilitarized zone in South Korea. He was discharged as a major in 1974. After completing his military service, he practiced as a board-certified OBGYN for 31 years, delivering over 5,000 babies. During much of his time in practice Dr. Roe also taught at the Quillen College of Medicine.

First elected to the House of Representatives in 2008, Dr. Roe is serving his fourth term in Congress. In his second term, he became chairman of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee of the House Education and Workforce Committee. He also serves on the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, an extension of the service he began as a military physician forty years ago.

Viewed by his House colleagues as a respected voice on health care, the House of Representatives previously passed Congressman Roe's legislation to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). He also has introduced bills to ensure workers have a right to a secret ballot when voting on unionization, and to provide schools epinephrine pens necessary to save children with allergies from deadly reactions.

Learn more about Congressman Roe


114th CAMC Members

Ashford, Brad (D-NE)
Bishop, Sanford (D-GA)
Blackburn, Marsha (R-TN)
Brady, Bob (D-PA)
Butterfield, G.K. (D-NC)
Bustos, Cheri (D-IL)
Capuano, Mike (D-MA)
Carson, André (D-IN)
Cartwright, Matt (D-PA)
Cooper, Jim (D-TN)
Courtney, Joe (D-CT)
Davis, Danny (D-IL)
DesJarlais, Scott (R-TN)
Engel, Eliot (D-NY)
Gallego, Ruben (D-AZ)
Goodlatte, Bob (R-VA)
Gosar, Paul (R-AZ)
Harris, Andy (R-MD)
Hastings, Alcee (D-FL)
Hurt, Robert (R-VA)
Israel, Steve (D-NY)
Joyce, David (R-OH)
Kaptur, Marcy (D-OH)
Kelly, Mike (R-PA)
Kennedy, Joe (D-MA)
Kirkpatrick, Ann (D-AZ)
Kuster, Ann McLane (D-NH)
Levin, Sandy (D-MI)
Loebsack, Dave (D-IA)
Lowey, Nita (D-NY)
Lynch, Stephen (D-MA)
Maloney, Carolyn (D-NY)
McGovern, James (D-MA)
Neal, Richard (D-MA)
Pascrell, Bill (D-NJ)
Pitts, Joe (R-PA)
Rangel, Charles (D-NY)
Renacci, Jim (R-OH)
Ross, Dennis (R-FL)
Ruiz, Raul (D-CA)
Ryan, Tim (D-OH)
Salmon, Matt (R-AZ)
Sarbanes, John (D-MD)
Scott, Bobby (D-VA)
Sherman, Brad (D-CA)
Slaughter, Louise (D-NY)
Stivers, Steve (R-OH)
Takano, Mark (D-CA)
Tiberi, Patrick (R-OH)
Wittman, Robert (R-VA)
Young, David (R-IA)


The CAMC is a Congressional Member Organization (CMO) registered with the House Administration Committee; its membership includes the bipartisan Members of the House of Representatives dedicated to maintaining and strengthening our nation's reputation as having the world's most advanced medical care. CAMC is not formally affiliated with AAMC; however, the two organizations share similar goals.

For official information about the CAMC, please refer to the Web sites of Caucus co-chairs, Reps. Kathy Castor and Phil Roe, M.D.