On Wednesday, October 21, 2009, U.S. Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and U.S. Congressman Steve Driehaus (D-OH) announced the formation of the bipartisan Ohio River Congressional Caucus. The caucus will address critical economic, infrastructure, agricultural, environmental, and community issues within the Ohio River Basin. These issues impact not only the greater Cincinnati region of the Ohio River but a widespread area within the nation, covering over 200,000 square miles and including 55 Congressional districts in 14 states. The goal of the caucus is to ensure support from Congress and the Administration for programs and projects essential to the Ohio River and Ohio River Basin.
Commissioner Ron Potesta (WV), U.S Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito (WV), and Commissioner David Flannery (WV), ORSANCO Congressional Caucus Liaison Jerry Schulte, ORSANCO Executive Director Peter Tennant, Congressman Steve Chabot (OH) and Commissoner Paul Tomes, Federal Commissioner Stu Bruny, U.S. Congressman Steve Driehaus (OH), and Commissioner Paul Tomes (OH).