September 04, 2020

Senator Michael Bennet and Congressman Joe Neguse Spend Day in Mountain Communities

Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman Joe Neguse and Senator Michael Bennet visited the mountain communities in Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District to meet with County Commissioners, Mayors, and community members. They discussed federal funding support, Colorado’s wildfire season, and the urgent need to pass CORE Act through the Senate.

Senator Bennet and Congressman Neguse started the day in Frisco to meet with Eagle and Summit County Commissioners and Mayors, as well as representatives from the I-70 Coalition and the Colorado Department of Transportation. Senator Bennet and Congressman Neguse have worked together to secure the funding for an auxiliary lane on I-70 to improve safety on the road and boost the local economy.

They then went to Breckenridge to meet with Summit County leaders and State Representative Julie McCluskie.

Congressman Neguse and Senator Bennet ended the day hosting a small event to celebrate the CORE Act and were joined by Congressman Jason Crow. Congressman Neguse has introduced and passed the CORE Act out of the House of Representatives. Most recently, the CORE Act was successfully added to the House version of the NDAA. Senator Michael Bennet introduced the CORE Act in the Senate in January of 2019, though it has yet to receive a hearing or vote.

“The CORE Act is critical to protect hundreds of thousands of acres of public lands,” says Congressman Neguse. “Passing the CORE Act is not only good for the environment, but also helps support our mountain economy. Of the land to be protected, about 73,000 acres are new wilderness areas, and nearly 80,000 acres are new recreation and conservation management areas that preserve existing outdoor uses, such as hiking and mountain biking. It is time for the Senate to act!”