History

The Delaware River Basin Task Force was created in 1999 to better coordinate efforts to promote river basin restoration through appropriations, authorizations, and other federal legislation. The Task Force is currently co-chaired by Reps. Rush Holt (D-NJ), Charles Dent (R-PA), John Carney (D-DE), and Chris Gibson (R-NY).

The Delaware River Basin Task Force is a bipartisan group of members of the U.S. House of Representatives from all four basin states (Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania) that coordinate Congressional efforts to promote the restoration and vitality of the Delaware River Basin and its communities. The goal of the task force is to promote the health and well-being of the region’s natural resources by organizing educational briefings, formulating joint responses to emergencies, coordinating legislative efforts, tracking legislation and the appropriations process, and promoting other initiatives. The task force identifies and coordinates efforts on issues of importance to the nearly 15 million people who rely on the Delaware River’s waters.

The Institute provides research and policy analysis to the Delaware River Basin Task Force.  See also the Institute's Delaware River Basin Program.

Co-chairs and Members of the Delaware River Basin Task Force are:

LAST NAMEFIRST NAMEPARTYSTATE
Andrews Robert E. D NJ 1
Brady Robert A. D PA 1
Carney John D DE
Dent Charles W. R PA 15
Fattah Chaka D PA 2
Gerlach Jim R PA 6
Gibson Christopher P. R NY 19
Holt Rush D. D NJ 12
Lance Leonard R NJ 7
LoBiondo Frank A. R NJ 2
Smith Christopher H. R NJ 4