Washington, D.C. - Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement after Interior Nominee Deb Haaland made clear that the Biden Administration supports the Colorado Outdoor Recreation & Economy (CORE) Act during her confirmation hearing in the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources:
“President Biden and Interior Nominee Haaland heard Coloradans loud and clear, and I’m thrilled to welcome the administration’s endorsement of the CORE Act. This legislation was written over the course of a decade by county commissioners, businesses, and outdoor advocates in communities across our state. With the support of this administration and a House vote on the CORE Act on the horizon, we’re a step closer to recognizing the years of work that went into this bill and protecting our public lands for future generations.”
Bennet’s legislation with U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper and U.S. Congressman Joe Neguse would protect over 400,000 acres of public land and strengthen our economy in Colorado. Bennet, Hickenlooper, and Neguse reintroduced the CORE Act earlier this month, and the bill is slated to receive a vote on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives later this week.