Senator Will Work with Haaland to Protect Public Lands, Deliver for Colorado
Washington, D.C. – Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement after the historic U.S. Senate confirmation of Deb Haaland as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior:
“Congratulations to Secretary Haaland for her historic confirmation. Secretary Haaland brings an important and unique perspective to the position, understands what public lands mean to our economy, and will be a key partner as we work to finally pass the CORE Act into law. I am also encouraged by her commitment to visit Colorado and develop a plan for a fully functional Bureau of Land Management headquarters in Grand Junction. I look forward to working with Secretary Haaland as the Department of the Interior tackles climate change and restores balance to our public lands in the years ahead.”
Bennet voted to advance Haaland’s nomination during a Senate cloture vote last week and supports her nomination. He was unable to be in Washington for today’s final vote because his flight was delayed following a major snowstorm in Denver.