The Congressional Chesapeake Bay Watershed Task Force was initiated several years ago, but was re-launched in 2004 with a newly focused mission and role: to build consensus around initiatives that will improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay and the broader watershed, and enhance the quality of life of the millions of people who live and work in this region.
The Congressional Chesapeake Bay Watershed Task Force, currently co-chaired by Reps. Andy Harris (R-MD), Bobby Scott (D-VA), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Rob Wittman (R-VA), provides a bipartisan forum for policy discussions and joint action related to water quality, conservation, resource management, and recreation issues affecting the Chesapeake Bay watershed. In addition, the Task Force sets regional policy and funding agendas to implement through the federal legislative process.
Members of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Task Force (as of June 2015) are:
Elijah Cummings (D-MD)
Randy Forbes (R-VA)
Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)
Andy Harris (R-MD)
Steny Hoyer (D-MD)
Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)
Edward Scott Rigell (R-VA)
C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD)
Bobby Scott (D-VA)
Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
Robert Wittman (R-VA)
Bold indicates the member is a co-chair.