Denver –– Today, U.S. Senators John Hickenlooper and Michael Bennet applauded House passage of the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act, their legislation to protect over 400,000 acres of public lands in Colorado and grow the economy.
“The CORE Act represents more than a decade of collaboration by Coloradans across the state to protect and strengthen our outdoor recreation economy and our public lands,” said Hickenlooper, a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources which has jurisdiction over the bill. “They say third time’s the charm. The House’s passage of the CORE Act today – for the third time – means we’re poised to prove that expression true. We’re eager to finish the job in the Senate.”
“Not even a month after the introduction of the CORE Act, we are thrilled that our bill has passed the House for the third time. Congressman Neguse and the entire delegation have been incredible partners on the CORE Act, and I’m grateful for their leadership in shepherding our landmark legislation through the House,” said Bennet. “The widespread support for the CORE Act across Colorado speaks for itself. Now that the House has done its job, Senator Hickenlooper and I won’t stop working until this bill passes the Senate and is signed into law.”
Earlier this month, Hickenlooper, Bennet, and U.S. Congressman Joe Neguse reintroduced the CORE Act in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. On Tuesday, Interior Nominee Deb Haaland announced that the Biden Administration supports the CORE Act during her confirmation hearing in the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.