FMC, the Association of Former Members of Congress is a bipartisan, nonprofit, voluntary alliance of former United States Senators and Representatives, standing for America’s Constitutional system. FMC works to strengthen the Congress in the conduct of its Constitutional responsibility through promoting a collaborative approach to policy making. FMC seeks to deepen the understanding of our democratic system, domestically and internationally, and to engage the citizenry through civic education about Congress and public service.
The United States Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC) utilizes the unique skill sets of its 600 members to provide pro bono public service programs and initiatives both at home and abroad. Originally conceptualized as an alumni organization when it was founded in 1970 to keep former Members connected on a social basis, it has grown into a NGO offering substantive domestic and international programs for its members. Today, FMC is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, educational, research and social organization with approximately 550 members who represented American citizens in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
While the organization has been chartered by Congress since 1980, it is not funded by Congress. It is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. Thanks to its membership dues, annual fundraising dinner, donations, and grants from corporations and individuals, FMC sponsors programs across the nation and in numerous foreign countries at no cost to the taxpayer.