CBF Statement on Rep. Ruppersberger’s Retirement Announcement

After 38 years of distinguished public service, including more than 20 years in Congress, U.S. Rep. C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger announced he will not seek reelection when his current term ends in January 2025. 

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Vice President for Environmental Protection and Restoration Alison Prost issued this statement:

“Representative Ruppersberger has been a stalwart champion of the Chesapeake Bay cleanup. As a senior member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, Representative Ruppersberger has been instrumental in helping direct millions of dollars to local projects to restore and conserve the Bay and its fisheries. 

“Whether securing funds to restore oysters in the Bay or upgrade Baltimore’s troubled Back River sewage treatment plant, Rep Ruppersberger has worked tirelessly to benefit the Bay, its waterways, and the people of Maryland’s second congressional district.

“The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is deeply grateful for Representative Ruppersberger’s dedication to revitalizing the economic engine and natural wonder we all hold so dear.”

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Lisa Caruso

Washington, D.C. Communications & Media Relations Manager, CBF

[email protected]

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