Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus

Latest news: October DSC briefing celebrates 25th anniversary of DSHEA

header-photo-capital.jpgOn Oct. 23, the bipartisan, bicameral Dietary Supplement Caucus (DSC) hosted an educational lunch briefing on the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA) with help from trade associations representing the dietary supplement industry—Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), the Natural Products Association (NPA), and the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA). Reflecting on the landmark law on its 25th anniversary, three subject area experts on DSHEA, Mr. Paul D. Rubin of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Ms. Claudia Lewis of Venable LLP, and Ms. Diane McEnroe of Sidley Austin LLP, spoke at the briefing on key elements of DSHEA, ranging from ingredient safety, to good manufacturing practices and labeling, to the enforcement tools at FDA's disposal. The speaker presentation slide deck is available by request. Contact William Dumais at

About the Dietary Supplement Caucus

Contact-Dumais.jpgThe 116th Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus (DSC) is a bipartisan forum for the exchange of ideas and information on dietary supplements in the U.S.House of Representatives and the Senate. Educational briefings are held throughout the year, with nationally recognized authors, speakers and authorities on nutrition, health and wellness brought in to expound on health models and provide tips and insights for better health and wellness, including the use of dietary supplements. With more than 170 million Americans taking dietary supplements annually, these briefings are designed to educate and provide more information to members of Congress and their staff about legislative and regulatory issues associated with dietary supplements.


Dietary Supplement Caucus Members

U.S. Senate:

  • Sen. Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee
  • Sen. John Boozman, Arkansas
  • Sen. Tom Cotton, Arkansas
  • Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Illinois
  • Sen. Martin Heinrich, New Mexico
  • Sen. Mike Lee, Utah
  • Sen. Tim Scott, South Carolina
  • Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, Arizona


U.S. House of Representatives: 

  • Rep. Mark Amodei (NV-02)
  • Rep. Jack Bergman (MI-01)
  • Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01)
  • Rep. Anthony Brindisi (NY-22)
  • Rep. Julia Brownley (CA-26)
  • Rep. Tony Cárdenas (CA-29)
  • Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA-08)
  • Rep. Lou Correa (CA-46)
  • Rep. John Curtis (UT-03)
  • Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04)
  • Rep. Jeff Duncan (SC-03)
  • Rep. Brett Guthrie (KY-02)
  • Rep. Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05)
  • Rep. Andy Harris (MD-01)
  • Rep. Bill Huizenga (MI-02)
  • Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-06)
  • Rep. Ron Kind (WI-03)
  • Rep. Peter King (NY-02)
  • Rep. Adam Kinzinger (IL-16)
  • Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08)
  • Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02)
  • Rep. Ted Lieu (CA-33)
  • Rep. Ben Ray Luján (NM-03)
  • Rep. Ben McAdams (UT-04)
  • Rep. John Moolenaar (MI-04)
  • Rep. Alex Mooney (WV-02)
  • Rep. Ralph Norman (SC-05)
  • Rep. Frank Pallone (NJ-06)
  • Rep. Mike Rogers (AL-03)
  • Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02)
  • Rep. Brad Sherman (CA-30)
  • Rep. Chris Stewart (UT-02)
  • Rep. Fred Upton (MI-06)
  • Rep. Tim Walberg (MI-07)

Co-chair staff contacts are listed on this downloadable PDF.