Reps. Ed Royce (R-Calif.) and Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) helped the National Cooperative Business Association kick off its 100th anniversary Wednesday by announcing the formation of a new bipartisan Congressional Cooperative Business Caucus.

Royce and Pocan will co-chair the newly-formed bipartisan caucus, which was created in conjunction with the NCBA. The caucus aims to forward the message of the cooperative business model within Congress, and educate both Congress and the public about the model.

Pocan said his home county in Wisconsin boasts the highest number of cooperatives in the country.

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