Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry’s Subcommittee on Conservation, Climate, Forestry, and Natural Resources, released the statement below following the release of the House Agriculture Committee’s portion of the Build Back Better budget, which includes a historic $40 billion investment over the next decade in America’s forests.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet hosted a roundtable discussion at Friends Park Pavilion in Alamosa with the Boys and Girls Club of the San Luis Valley, Mayor Ty Coleman, Alamosa County Commissioner Lori Laske, school administrators, the Alamosa County Human Services Director, and parents about how Colorado families and kids are benefiting from the expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC).

Bennet Hears From Local Leaders About Forest Restoration Projects Near Durango That Would Benefit From His Outdoor Restoration Partnership Act

Bennet is Pushing For Robust Forest Restoration and Wildfire Resilience Investments in the Build Back Better Budget

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee’s Conservation, Climate, Forestry, and Natural Resources Subcommittee, met with local leaders and discussed current forestry projects near Durango that would benefit from his Outdoor Restoration Partnerships Act, a $60 billion investment in forest restoration, wildfire prevention, and watershed protection.

ICYMI: NEW YORK TIMES: Democrats Hit the Road to Sell Big Spending Bills as Republicans Attack

“Standing alongside Clear Creek...Senator Michael Bennet delivered his pitch for $60 billion in new spending to protect the state’s forests and watersheds against recurring fires and their widespread impact”

On Saturday, the New York Times highlighted Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet’s “Outdoor Restoration Partnership Act” (ORPA) Tour through Colorado communities to push for the passage of his legislation to invest $60 billion in forests and watersheds in the Build Back Better Budget.

From Denver to Steamboat Springs, Bennet Calls for Historic Investment in Forest Restoration in Build Back Better Budget

Throughout Tour, Bennet Highlights Importance of Forest and Watershed Health to Colorado's Economy and Climate

Yesterday, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee Conservation, Climate, Forestry, and Natural Resources Subcommittee, hosted an “Outdoor Restoration Partnership Act” Tour with stops in Denver, Clear Creek, Grand, and Routt counties to highlight the importance of forest and watershed health to economies throughout Colorado.