|Great Lakes Task Forces|
The House and Senate Great Lakes Task Forces are bipartisan working groups within the Northeast-Midwest Congressional and Senate Coalitions that cooperate to enhance the economic and environmental health of the Great Lakes. Founded in the mid-1980s, the Great Lakes Task Forces work together to advocate for policies and programs that enhance our unique natural resource—the Great Lakes. The bipartisan Northeast-Midwest Coalitions have worked for over 30 years to advance the economic competitiveness, environmental quality, and energy interests of this 18-state region.
Members of the Great Lakes Task Forces work together to build support for key regional programs to enhance environmental quality and economic development throughout the Great Lakes basin. The Task Forces convene member-level and staff-level events, including meetings, hearings, and briefings. They also collaborate to exercise agency oversight, and advance legislative and appropriation initiatives.
House Great Lakes Task Force Members (as of March 2013)
Senate Great Lakes Task Force Members (as of January 2013)
Key activities in the 111th Congress
Reports, Data and Analysis, Great Lakes Congressional Reports
Great Lakes Congressional Reports
Great Lakes Environmental Summit
Director, Great Lakes Washington Program
Map of Watershed
- 05/21/13 Senate Passes Water Resources Development Act; NEMWI Reviews Regional Impacts, ...
- 05/16/13 NEMWI Releases Addendum to Analysis of President's FY2014 Budget, ...
- 05/08/13 Mayors Plan 2nd Annual Meeting in St. Cloud, MN, ...
- 04/12/13 NEMWI Releases Regional Analysis of the President's FY2014 Budget, ...