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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 July 2015) are:

Dan Benishek (R-MI)
Chris Collins (R-NY)
Debbie Dingell (D-MI)
Sean Duffy (Co-Chair) (R-WI)
Marcia Fudge (D-OH)
Richard Hanna (R-NY)
Brian Higgins (D-NY)
William P. “Bill” Huizenga (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)
Candice Miller (Co-Chair) (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)
Paul Tonko (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 July 2015) are:

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

Bold indicates the member is a co-chair.