Bennet Secures Provisions in Upcoming National Defense Authorization Act

Bennet’s Provisions Would Bolster American Leadership in Space, Close Gaps in National Security, Support Wildfire Prevention

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), secured key provisions in the pending National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23).
Today, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper welcomed an announcement from the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) of the distribution of $60 million in funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support the completion of the Arkansas Valley Conduit (AVC), providing Coloradans with a secure and safe supply of water.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper welcomed $22.7 million from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) for the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe as part of the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP).

ICYMI: Bennet, Neguse Pen Op-Ed Celebrating Designation of Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument

Bennet and Neguse: “This designation — which we’ve spent years fighting to secure — will immortalize Camp Hale’s singular legacy and protect this treasured landscape for generations to come.”

In case you missed it, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Representative Joe Neguse penned an op-ed today in the Vail Daily celebrating this week’s designation of the Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument.
U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Conservation, Climate, Forestry, and Natural Resources, and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) sent a letter to U.S. Forest Service Chief Randy Moore highlighting the significance of?Tribal stewardship over lands and waters that make up the National Forest System, and the need to continue collaborative participation from Tribal leadership and governments and the federal government.

VIDEO: 10th Mountain Division Veterans Discuss Importance of Camp Hale, Advocate for National Monument Designation

WWII Veteran Francis Lovett and Afghanistan Veteran Brad Noone Reflect on Their Time Spent at Camp Hale In and Out of Service

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released a video of Francis Lovett, a 100 year-old WWII veteran, who trained at Camp Hale in the original 10th Mountain Division, and Brad Noone, a U.S. Army veteran who deployed to Afghanistan with the 10th Mountain Division, in which they reflect on their personal relationship to Camp Hale, discuss the importance of the site to veterans, Coloradans, and U.S. history, and advocate for national monument designation for the camp and its surrounding area.

Bennet Delivers More Than A Dozen New Letters from Coloradans to President Biden Urging Executive Action to Protect Landscapes in the CORE Act

Ute Mountain Ute and Southern Ute Tribes, Ranchers, Business Owners, Veterans’ Advocates, Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Advocates Voice Support for Executive Action to Protect Landscapes In the CORE Act

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet delivered more than a dozen new letters from the Ute Mountain Ute and Southern Ute Tribes, ranchers, business owners, veterans’ advocates, and conservation and outdoor recreation champions urging President Joe Biden to use his Presidential authorities, including the Antiquities Act, to protect key landscapes included in the Colorado Outdoor Recreation & Economy (CORE) Act and make Camp Hale and the Tenmile Range a national monument.