The Ohio River Congressional Caucus addresses critical economic, infrastructure, agricultural, environmental, and community issues within the Ohio River Basin. These issues impact the Ohio River basin, 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.
The caucus was formed in 2009. U.S. Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and U.S. Congressman Steve Driehaus (D-OH) announced the formation of the bipartisan caucus.
2009: 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).