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GIDDY UP-DATE NEWSLETTER: Our PUEBLO Act delivers for Colorado!

Dec 20, 2023

Hi folks, 

We’ve got some good news to share this holiday season: Our PUEBLO Act is on its way to the President’s desk to be signed into law! Our bipartisan legislation was included in the annual defense bill, which passed the Senate and the House last week. 

What does this bill mean for Pueblo and surrounding communities? Our PUEBLO Act directs the Army to close the Pueblo Chemical Depot no later than one year after the chemical demilitarization mission, which happened in June.

Passage of this legislation means a seamless transfer of Department of Defense land to a local economic authority which will reimagine the property to serve Pueblo for decades to come. This will elevate Pueblo’s transportation and manufacturing powerhouse industry, and create new, good-paying jobs for Coloradans, too! 

I wrote an op-ed in The Denver Post to explain more about the history of this legislation and how it’s going to bring certainty to the future of the Pueblo Chemical Depot. Read it in 
The Denver Post or on our website

This bill came together through collaboration between the Colorado delegation, the military, and the Pueblo community, and we look forward to keeping the conversation going to hear about your top-of-mind issues and how we can make Washington work for you. 

Happy Holidays, 

Senator John Hickenlooper 

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