Bennet Statement on President Biden’s State of the Union Address

Bennet Invited Colorado Rancher Paul Bruchez As His Guest

Watch Bennet and Bruchez HERE

Washington, D.C. — Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement after President Biden’s State of the Union address:

“Tonight, President Biden celebrated our historic progress in the past two years to build an economy that works for everyone -- from keeping millions of kids out of poverty with the expanded Child Tax Credit to investing in our nation’s infrastructure to jumpstarting American clean energy and manufacturing.

“But our work isn’t finished. Despite strong job numbers, Colorado’s families still struggle in an economy that has primarily benefited large corporations and the wealthiest ten percent. At the same time, the West faces a 1,200-year megadrought. Our democracy remains at risk from political extremists and unaccountable tech companies that amplify them. 

“America is an incredible nation and we have the ability to build a better, stronger future for our kids. To get there, we have to work together to protect our democracy, deliver for the American West, and build an economy that grows for everyone.”

Bennet invited Paul Bruchez, a 5th generation rancher from Kremmling, Colorado, to be his guest to draw attention to the Western Water Crisis. Bruchez operates Reeder Creek Ranch with his brother and father, and currently spearheads a 12-mile restoration of the Colorado River in collaboration with 12 landowners to sustain agriculture and the environmental health of the river. Paul Bruchez is one of many Coloradans who lead by example as they work to protect the Colorado River for the next generation. Watch clips from Bennet and Bruchez’s conversation from earlier today HERE.