Ripon Society Announces Two New Leaders of Congressional Advisory Board

Also unveils updated, more mobile-friendly website

WASHINGTON, DC — The Ripon Society today announced two new leaders of its Honorary Congressional Advisory Board.  The new leaders are U.S. Reps. Stephanie Bice (OK-5) and August Pfluger (TX-11), who will now serve as Co-Chairs of the Board for the remainder of the 118th Congress.

“We are honored Stephanie and August have agreed to serve as Co-Chairs of our Honorary Congressional Advisory Board,” stated Jim Conzelman, the President & CEO of The Ripon Society.  “Although relatively new to Washington serving in only their second term in Congress, both have quickly established themselves as two of the smartest and most hardworking legislators on Capitol Hill.

“Just as importantly from our perspective, both Stephanie and August have distinguished themselves as leaders who are not afraid to work across the aisle to get things done, and who understand that both parties need to put politics aside and find common ground to confront the many challenges facing our nation and world.”

Bice currently serves as the Sophomore Class Representative to the Elected Leadership Committee. She also serves on the House Appropriations Committee, the Committee on House Administration, and the Committee on Science, Space and Technology.  

Pfluger serves on the Energy & Commerce Committee.  He also serves on the House Committee on Homeland Security where he Chairs the Subcommittee on Intelligence, Counterterrorism, and Law Enforcement, and co-founded the MACH 1 Caucus and the Texas Ag Task Force.

Also serving as House Co-Chairs of The Ripon Society’s Honorary Congressional Advisory Board are U.S. Reps. Frank Lucas (OK-3) and Larry Bucshon (IN-8).  U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (WV) and Todd Young (IN) serve as Co-Chairs of the Board on the Senate side.

In addition to announcing two new leaders of their Advisory Board, Conzelman noted that The Ripon Society, for the first time in nearly a decade, also recently completed an update and redesign of its website.  The redesign, he said, is intended to not only capture the history and heritage of the 62-year-old public policy organization, but to make the website more functional and easier to use for people on their phones.

To view the website and learn more about the other members of The Ripon Society’s Honorary Congressional Advisory Board, please visit

The Ripon Society is a public policy organization that was founded in 1962 and takes its name from the town where the Republican Party was born in 1854 – Ripon, Wisconsin. One of the main goals of The Ripon Society is to promote the ideas and principles that have made America great and contributed to the GOP’s success. These ideas include keeping our nation secure, keeping taxes low and having a federal government that is smaller, smarter and more accountable to the people.