WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) has announced Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) as the new Co-Chair of the Congressional Delaware River Watershed Caucus. This bipartisan caucus gives voice to funding and conservation needs throughout the watershed.

“I am honored to have Representative Blunt Rochester join me as a Co-Chair of the Congressional Delaware River Watershed Caucus,” said Rep. Fitzpatrick, Co-Chair of the Congressional Delaware River Watershed Caucus. “It is critical that we continue to invest in conservation efforts and improving environmental policies through American innovation will maintain our Basin and grow our economy. This bipartisan caucus will advance coordination on significant programs throughout the Delaware River Watershed.”

“The Delaware River Watershed is comprised of historic waterways and diverse habitats that must be protected,” said Rep. Blunt Rochester, Co-Chair of the Delaware River Watershed Caucus. “I’m honored to serve as Co-Chair of the bipartisan Delaware River Watershed Caucus, alongside my colleague Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), to lead the fight in Congress to invest in the Delaware River Watershed so we can preserve our waterways, support wildlife, and restore water quality all while improving communities across the states the watershed.”

“The Coalition congratulates Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester on her appointment to serve as co-chair of the Congressional Delaware River Watershed Caucus, alongside Representative Brian Fitzpatrick”, said Kelly Knutson, Director for the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed. “Representative Blunt-Rochester has been a long-standing champion of the Delaware River Watershed, and we look forward working with both her and Rep. Fitzpatrick as we advocate for increased funding that protects clean water and supports a thriving ecosystem.”

The Delaware River Basin generates $25 billion in annual economic activity and contributes $21 billion worth of ecosystem goods and services each year. The watershed touches 23 congressional districts across four states.