Chairman Rob Bishop Thanks Rep. Connolly for Leading Task Force Hearing

May 17, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Speaker’s Task Force on Intergovernmental Affairs held its 4thhearing aimed at exploring the reconstitution of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations. At the request of Task Force Chairman Rob Bishop,Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) spearheaded the hearing titled, “Restoring the Partnership.”

Rep. Rob Bishop, Chairman of the Task Force said, “My thanks to Rep. Connolly for bringing together a varied group of witnesses to address the merits of reestablishing the Commission. These hearings signify great strides towards creative and coordinated solutions to improve the lives of the American people through federalism.”  


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Dr. Cliff Lippard

Executive Director,

Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations



Dr. John Kincaid

Former Exec. Director of the U.S. ACIR

Robert B. and Helen S. Meyner Professor of Government and Public Service

Lafayette College



Dr. Carl W. Stenberg III

Former Assistant Director of the U.S. ACIR

James E. Holshouser Jr. Distinguished Professor of Public Administration and Government

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



Ms. Marcia L. Hale

Former Director of White House Office on Intergovernmental Affairs

President, Build America’s Future



Parris N. Glendening

Former Governor of Maryland

President, Smart Growth America’s Leadership Institute



BACKGROUND: In May of 2017, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced the creation of this Task Force with the mission of partnering with states, tribes, and local governments to balance the interests of government. Speaker Ryan designated Rep. Rob Bishop to serve as Chairman of the Task Force.