Bennet’s Colorado Outdoor Recreation & Economy Act Receives Boost with Senate Committee Hearing

Senator Doubles Down on Push to Include Public Lands Legislation in Final Defense Authorization Bill

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet’s Colorado Outdoor Recreation & Economy (CORE) Act received a hearing in the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining, moving the legislation one step closer to becoming law.

Bennet Welcomes Senate Hearing on Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act

Public Lands Legislation Will Receive Hearing in Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources (ENR) Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining will hold a hearing on the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act, Bennet’s bill to protect over 400,000 acres of public land in Colorado and boost the state’s outdoor economy.
Ahead of today’s Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining legislative hearing, which will consider multiple public lands bills in states like Montana, Arizona, Oregon, and New Mexico, but none in Colorado, Bennet called again on the Senate to consider the Colorado Outdoor Recreation & Economy (CORE) Act.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Representatives Joe Neguse and Jason Crow convened a group of public lands leaders, veterans, and local elected officials at the Divide Trail to advocate for inclusion of the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act in the final FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which is currently being negotiated in Congress.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement after President Donald Trump announced he will nominate William Perry Pendley to become director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which manages nearly 250 million acres of public land, including more than eight million acres in Colorado.

Bennet Celebrates Passage of Historic Public Lands Package to Fully Fund LWCF and Reduce the Public Lands Maintenance Backlog

Bennet Has Led the Fight to Fully Fund LWCF, Invest in Our Public Lands for Over a Decade

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet applauded Senate passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, historic public lands legislation to permanently and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $900 million and begin to address the $19 billion public lands maintenance backlog.

Bennet Files CORE Act as Amendment to Historic Public Lands Legislation

Bennet Continues to Push for Longstanding, Widely-Supported Colorado Public Lands Bill

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet called for the U.S. Senate to include the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act in the Great American Outdoors Act, a historic public lands package that would fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and reduce the public lands maintenance backlog.

Bennet Urges Land Management Agencies to Assist Rural Communities in Coronavirus Response

Rural Counties, Municipalities Face Unique Challenges that USDA, DOI are Well Suited to Respond To

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) to take immediate action to ensure USDA and DOI staff and resources are available to assist with emergency response efforts to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Colorado and across the country.