Washington, D.C. – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today issued the following statement after the Senate failed to pass a public lands package:
“Coloradans deserve a Congress responsive to their priorities, but Washington has failed to pass significant public lands legislation for years. We must find a way to pass a lands package that includes LWCF and new wilderness and recreation designations in Colorado, including the San Juan Mountains Wilderness Act.
“Congress’ failure to act on the Land and Water Conservation Fund this year is unacceptable and shows just how broken this place is. We missed an opportunity today, and we should immediately move to permanently reauthorize and fully fund LWCF.”