Members of the Great Lakes Congressional delegation voted to elect Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-9) to serve as Co-Chair of the House Great Lakes Task Force (GLTF). She joins fellow Co-Chairs Representatives Louise Slaughter (D-NY), Candice Miller (R-MI) and Sean Duffy (R-WI). The GLTF is a bipartisan working group focusing on issues impacting the economic and environmental health of the Great Lakes region.
“The Great Lakes are an ecological treasure and a major economic driver for our region,” said Rep. Kaptur. “This unparalleled resource regularly faces environmental threats such as algal blooms and Asian carp as well as long-term concerns that include aging infrastructure, upgrading industrial manufacturing capacity and expanding tourism. I am eager to advance big ideas that will safeguard this resource, and I look forward to working with my colleagues and fellow Co-Chairs to improve and promote our irreplaceable Great Lakes region.”