This past Wednesday, Rep. Vernon Ehlers of Michigan introduced House Resolution #266, the National Invasive Species Council Act. The legislation seeks to have various government departments share the responsibility of the council, and to add representatives from departments that weren't around when former President Clinton created the council in 1999. If the legislation is approved, the Council for Environmental Quality will work with the council to create a set of management guidelines. Don't worry, I'm a bit confused too. You can keep track of the bill's progress by going here and typing in "hr266."
Thanks to a member of the Yahoo! group ma-eppc for posting information about the conference.