2018 Congressional Elections

With so many changes coming out of Washington these days, it’s more important than ever that AMRPA members stay involved in determining their representation in Congress. That’s why AMRPA is happy to announce a new civic engagement series that will provide information regarding upcoming primary elections for members of Congress leading up to the U.S. general election in November. These updates will be appearing in our magazine, our membership e-newsletter Off the Record, and on the AMRPA website in the coming months.

As part of this civic engagement series, AMRPA will be providing members with information on where and when state primaries are taking place, background on incumbent members of Congress, and other resources, such as talking points on medical rehabilitation to discuss with candidates. These tools and our collective outreach efforts will help ensure that the medical rehabilitation field remains an important constituency for our elected representatives.

In 2018, 33 seats in the Senate and all 435 seats in the House of Representatives are up for election. The first primaries will begin in March, and continue until November with the general election taking place in most states on November 6, 2018.

Below please find information on the primary elections taking place in March, and find the list of Senators up for reelection in 2018. If you have any questions or feedback, please contact Catherine Beal at cbeal@amrpa.org or (202) 223-1920.

March Primaries:

Texas – March 5, 2018
36 House seats are up for election. 28 incumbents and 8 vacant seats. Representative Joe Barton (R), Representative Blake Farenthold (R), Representative Gene Green (D), Representative Jeb Hensarling (R), Representative Sam Johnson (R), Representative Ted Poe (R) and Representative Lamar Smith (R) have decided not to seek reelection and Current Representative Beto O'Rourke (D) will be running for a seat in the Senate.
1 Senate seat is up for election. Incumbent Ted Cruz (R) will be running for reelection.

Illinois – March 20, 2018
18 House seats are up for election. 17 incumbents and 1 vacant seat. Representative Luis GutiƩrrez (D) has decided not to seek reelection.
No Senate seats are up for election.

Find your House representative here: www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative

Find your Senators here: www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

For more voting information, and to find out if you are registered, visit: www.usa.gov/voting.

Senators Up for Reelection:

State

Incumbent

Party

Term

Membership on Senate Health Care Related Committees

(In relation to AMRPA)

CA

Dianne Feinstein

Democratic

5th

 

CT

Chris Murphy

Democratic

1st

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions 

DE

Tom Carper

Democratic

3rd

Committee on Finance 

FL

Bill Nelson

Democratic

3rd

Committee on Finance 

HI

Mazie Hirono

Democratic

1st

Committee on Veterans' Affairs 

IN

Joe Donnelly

Democratic

1st

 

MA

Elizabeth Warren

Democratic

1st

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

MD

Ben Cardin

Democratic

2nd

Committee on Finance 

ME

Angus King

Independent

1st

 

MI

Debbie Stabenow

Democratic

3rd

Committee on Finance 

MN

Amy Klobuchar

Democratic

2nd

 

MO

Claire McCaskill

Democratic

2nd

Committee on Finance 

MS

Roger Wicker

Republican

2nd

 

MT

Jon Tester

Democratic

2nd

Committee on Veterans' Affairs 

ND

Heidi Heitkamp

Democratic

1st

 

NE

Deb Fischer

Republican

1st

 

NJ

Bob Menendez

Democratic

3rd

Committee on Finance 

NM

Martin Heinrich

Democratic

1st

 

NV

Dean Heller

Republican

2nd

Committee on Finance 

Committee on Veterans' Affairs 

NY

Kirsten Gillibrand

Democratic

2nd

 

OH

Sherrod Brown

Democratic

2nd

Committee on Finance 

Committee on Veterans' Affairs 

PA

Bob Casey

Democratic

2nd

Committee on Finance 

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

RI

Sheldon Whitehouse

Democratic

2nd

Committee on Finance 

TX

Ted Cruz

Republican

1st

 

VA

Tim Kaine

Democratic

1st

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

VT

Bernie Sanders

Independent

2nd

Committee on Veterans' Affairs 

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

WA

Maria Cantwell

Democratic

3rd

Committee on Finance 

WI

Tammy Baldwin

Democratic

1st

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

WV

Joe Manchin

Democratic

2nd

Committee on Veterans' Affairs 

WY

John Barrasso

Republican

2nd

 

 

Senators Not Running for Reelection:

State

Incumbent

Party

Term

Membership on Senate Health Care Related Committees

(In relation to AMRPA)

AZ

Jeff Flake

Republican

1st

 

TN

Bob Corker

Republican

2nd

 

UT

Orrin Hatch

Republican

7th

Committee on Finance 

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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