February 04, 2022

What Infrastructure Means To Us

Dear Friends,

Since I arrived in Washington, I've been focused on delivering for the people of our district and for Colorado. After countless conversations across our ten counties with Mayors, County Commissioners, firefighters, commuters and Colorado families about the impacts of Colorado's congested highways and crumbling bridges, I am so proud to have played a role in enacting the historic, once-in-a-generation Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, signed into law by President Biden in November. 

This legislation is the largest federal investment in our highways and bridges since the creation of the interstate highway system. It will create countless good-paying jobs throughout our state, shorten commute times, build safer bridges and expand our electric vehicle infrastructure. It is also an example of just what we can get done when we work together for the American people. Transformational investments like this do not happen by accident, they happen because of tenacious hard work, and refusing to leave the table before we ultimately achieve consensus for America.

These federal dollars will provide a real, tangible impact for Colorado, allowing us to travel safely, to get our goods to market, and to extend our leadership when it comes to reducing emissions and improving air quality in our communities.

Check out this video to learn more about the historic law: 

WHAT ELSE HAVE WE BEEN WORKING ON? 

As our communities work to recover from the devastating Marshall Fire, timely and effective debris removal is a major priority. Senator Bennet, Senator Hickenlooper and I are working with President Biden and FEMA to ensure our community is adequately supported during this time. You can read our letter here.

Our bill, the Supply Chain Security Training Act, passed through the Oversight and Government Reform Committee! This bipartisan legislation will strengthen supply chain risk management and protect federal agencies from cyber vulnerabilities, helping to keep all Americans safe. Read more about the the Supply Chain Security Training Act here.

I held a hearing to advance our bill, the Biking On Long-Distance Trails (BOLT) Act. The BOLT Act would boost our local economies by promoting biking on federal lands and expand access to the mountain towns and businesses that rely on visitors for their livelihoods. View my opening remarks here.

This week, we announced that Colorado public schools will receive a  grant to take students on field trips to Rocky Mountain National Park. This funding, which comes from the National Park Foundation, will ensure kids across our communities will have access to our beautiful landscapes and connect with our outdoor recreation economy. Read more about the program here. 

Should you need anything from our team, don't hesitate to reach out! 

Please stay safe, stay healthy and stay hopeful,

Dear Friends,

Since I arrived in Washington, I've been focused on delivering for the people of our district and for Colorado. After countless conversations across our ten counties with Mayors, County Commissioners, firefighters, commuters and Colorado families about the impacts of Colorado's congested highways and crumbling bridges, I am so proud to have played a role in enacting the historic, once-in-a-generation Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, signed into law by President Biden in November. 

 

This legislation is the largest federal investment in our highways and bridges since the creation of the interstate highway system. It will create countless good-paying jobs throughout our state, shorten commute times, build safer bridges and expand our electric vehicle infrastructure. It is also an example of just what we can get done when we work together for the American people. Transformational investments like this do not happen by accident, they happen because of tenacious hard work, and refusing to leave the table before we ultimately achieve consensus for America.

 

These federal dollars will provide a real, tangible impact for Colorado, allowing us to travel safely, to get our goods to market, and to extend our leadership when it comes to reducing emissions and improving air quality in our communities.

 

Check out this video to learn more about the historic law: