Representatives Bobby Rush (D-IL) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) were named House co-chairs of the Bipartisan Task Force on Climate Change on July 25, and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) was made a Senate co-chair. Current chairmen of the task force, which formed in January, include Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA).