U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan. COURTESY PHOTOU.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, and Mark Kirk, R-Illinois, were elected by colleagues Jan. 26 to co-chair the Senate Great Lakes Task Force.

The task force is a bipartisan working group that advocates for the protection of the Great Lakes. As chairpersons, Stabenow and Kirk will convene meetings of members and staff representing the states bordering the lakes and will coordinate efforts to provide agency oversight and advance legislative initiatives and funding priorities.  Read More