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Dingell Named Co-Chair of Great Lakes Task Force

Washington, DC, March 22, 2019

Today, on World Water Day, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) was elected a co-chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, a bipartisan group of House and Senate members that work together to advocate for issues that preserve the Great Lakes and support the region.

“The Great Lakes are not only a natural resource but a way of life that support communities throughout the region,” said Dingell. “Environmental threats such as Asian Carp, harmful algal blooms, PFAS, and climate change affect us all. Protecting the Great Lakes for future generations has never been a partisan issue. As co-chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, I will continue working for policies in a bipartisan manner that advance the region, promote economic development, and protect these treasured waters.”

The Great Lakes Task force is co-chaired by Dingell, Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Bill Huizenga (R-MI), Sean Duffy (R-WI) and in the Senate Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Rob Portman (R-OH).

“The Great Lakes are an ecological treasure and a major economic driver for a region of 30 million people,” said Kaptur. “We are pleased Rep. Dingell was chosen by the caucus to serve as a Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force. She truly understands the issues affecting the Great Lakes and I look forward to working with her closely.”

The Great Lakes Task Force is a bipartisan group of House and Senate members who work together to enhance the economic and environmental health of the Great Lakes. They work together advocating for policies and programs that protect, enhance, and responsibly develop the Great Lakes and the region. More info on the Great Lakes Task Force can be found here.

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