Visiting with U.S. Representatives Shirley Jackson Lee (TX) and Martha Robby (AL) at the Congressional Independent Colleges Caucus before the State of the Union on Capitol Hill. Martha (pictured top right) is chair of the Caucus. With over 70 active Members, the Caucus serves as a forum for Members of Congress to discuss solutions for the challenges that independent colleges face nationwide. We met in the Kennedy Caucus Room before the State of the Union.