The House and Senate 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.

Members of the House Great Lakes Task Force Members (as of February 2017) are:

Jack Bergman (R-MI)
Chris Collins (R-NY)
Debbie Dingell (D-MI)
Sean Duffy (Co-Chair) (R-WI)
Marcia Fudge (D-OH)
Brian Higgins (D-NY)
Bill Huizenga (Co-Chair) (R-MI)
David Joyce (R-OH)
Marcy Kaptur (Co-Chair) (D-OH)
Mike Kelly (R-PA)
Dan Kildee (D-MI)
Ron Kind (D-WI)
Sander M. Levin (D-MI)
Paul Mitchell (R-MI)
Gwen Moore (D-WI)
Rick Nolan (D-MN)
Mike Quigley (D-IL)
Jim Renacci (R-OH)
Bobby L. Rush (D-IL)
Tim Ryan (D-OH)
Louise Slaughter (Co-Chair) (D-NY)
Fred Upton (R-MI)
Peter Visclosky (D-IN)
Jackie Walorski (R-IN)

Members of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force Members (as of February2017) are:

Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
Robert Casey (D-PA)
Richard Durbin (D-IL)
Al Franken (D-MN)
Amy Klobuchar (Vice-Chair) (D-MN)
Gary Peters (D-MI)
Rob Portman (Co-Chair) (R-OH)
Charles Schumer (D-NY)
Debbie Stabenow (Co-Chair) (D-MI)

Bold indicates the member is a Co-Chair or Vice-Chair.