|Purpose||To elect Democrats to the United States House of Representatives|
|Cheri Bustos (since 2019)|
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC, sometimes spoken of as "D triple-C" or "D-trip") is the Democratic Hill committee for the United States House of Representatives, working to elect Democrats to that body. The DCCC recruits candidates, raises funds, and organizes races in districts that are expected to yield politically notable or close elections. The structure of the committee consists, essentially, of the Chairperson (who according to current Democratic Caucus rules is a fellow member of the Caucus appointed by the party leader in the House), their staff, and other Democratic members of Congress that serve in roles supporting the functions of the committee.
The Chairperson of the DCCC is the fifth-ranking position among House Democrats, after the Majority Leader, the Majority Whip, the House Assistant Democratic Leader, and the Democratic Caucus Chairperson. The current chair is Cheri Bustos of Illinois, who assumed the position in 2019.
The DCCC originated in 1866 as the Democratic National Congressional Committee.
Due to the reform of campaign finance legislation that took effect in the 2004 election cycle, the DCCC splits into two organizations a few months before each Election Day:
In recent elections, the DCCC has played an expansive role in supporting Democratic candidates with independently produced television ads and mail pieces.
Rahm Emanuel assumed the position of DCCC committee chair after the death of the previous chair, Bob Matsui, at the end of the 2004 election cycle. Emanuel led the Democratic Party's successful effort to capture the majority in the House of Representatives in the 2006 elections. After Emanuel's election as chair of the Democratic Caucus, Chris Van Hollen became committee chair for the 110th Congress and the 2008 elections. He continued through the 2010 elections. For the 2014 election cycle, Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi appointed congressman Ben Ray Luján to serve as the committee's chair.
In July 2016, the DCCC said it was hacked. Subsequently, a person described as a hacker and known as "Guccifer 2.0" (Russian Main Intelligence Directorate persona) reportedly released documents and information that were obtained from the cyberattack on the DCCC.
|Name||State||Term of service|
|James Rood Doolittle||Wisconsin||1868|
|Joseph Clay Stiles Blackburn||Kentucky||1878|
|William A. Wallace||Pennsylvania||1880|
|Arthur Pue Gorman||Maryland||1884|
|John E. Kenna||West Virginia||1886|
|James T. Jones||Alabama||1888|
|Roswell P. Flower||New York||1890|
|John L. Mitchell||Wisconsin||1892|
|Charles James Faulkner||West Virginia||1894-1896|
|Stephen M. White||California||1898|
|James D. Richardson||Tennessee||1900|
|James M. Griggs||Georgia||1902-1908|
|James Tilghman Lloyd||Missouri||1909-1913|
|Frank Ellsworth Doremus||Michigan||1913-1917|
|Arthur B. Rouse||Kentucky||1921-1924|
|William Allan Oldfield||Arkansas||1925-1928|
|Joseph W. Byrns Sr.||Tennessee||1928-1935|
|Patrick H. Drewry||Virginia||1935-1947|
|Michael J. Kirwan||Ohio||1947-1969|
|Michael A. Feighan||Ohio||1969-1971|
|James C. Corman||California||1976-1981|
|Beryl Anthony Jr.||Arkansas||1987-1991|
|Victor H. Fazio||California||1991-1995|
|Patrick J. Kennedy||Rhode Island||1999-2001|
|Nita Lowey||New York||2001-2003|
|Chris Van Hollen||Maryland||2007-2011|
|Steve Israel||New York||2011-2014|
|Ben Ray Luján||New Mexico||2014-2019|