Rep. Joe Baca has served in Congress since winning a special election in 1999. Rep. Baca represents the 43rd District of California, which includes the cities of Colton, Fontana, Rialto, Ontario and San Bernardino, as well as the areas of Bloomington and Muscoy.
Rep. Baca serves on the House Agriculture Committee, and he is the Chair of the Subcommittee on Departmental Operations, Oversight, Nutrition and Forestry. He also is a member of the Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry. He also serves on the House Financial Services Committee, where he is a member of the Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises, and the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit. In addition, Rep. Baca serves on the House Natural Resources Committee and as a member of the Water and Power Subcommittee.
In November 2006, the members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) elected Congressman Joe Baca (D-California) to serve as its next Chair. Rep. Baca will lead the 21-member group of Democrats in Congress of Hispanic descent, during the 110th Congress (2007-2008). He also chairs the CHC Corporate America, Technology, Communications and the Arts Task Force.