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February 23, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ken Buck (R-Colo.) and his fellow Western Caucus Members released the following statements in response to provisions of H.R. 803, the federal land grab package that will be brought to the floor this week. The package includes the text of Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.)’s Colorado Wilderness Act of 2021 and Rep. Joe Neguse (D-Colo.)’s Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act.
November 16, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Ken Buck (R-Colo.) cosigned a letter that requests the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to establish a core policy objective to safeguard the free use of common cheese terms in any current and future trade negotiations. This effort works to ensure American farmers and food producers have access to fair trade rules overseas. The EU has continually misused geographical indications (GIs) to manipulate the market share of U.S.

February 8, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, R-Greeley, has re-introduced House Resolution 807, the Water and Agriculture Tax Reform Act of 2019. Known as the "WATER Act," it is a legislative priority for Buck, having unanimously passed last year in the House. Buck intends to shepherd the bill through the House in the 116th Congress, with Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, introducing the companion bill in the upper chamber. Read more here

February 4, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Last week, Congressman Ken Buck (CO-04) introduced H.R. 807, the Water and Agriculture Tax Reform (WATER) Act of 2019, a key legislative priority that unanimously passed on the House floor last year and Buck hopes to shepherd to the House floor again in the 116th Congress. Senator Gardner will be introducing the Senate companion bill.

July 20, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Ken Buck (CO-04) released a statement praising the release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Northern Integrated Supply Project (NISP). After 15 years of wading through needless red tape in the federal permitting process, the completion of the FEIS marks a significant milestone.

June 21, 2018 Press Release
This legislation ensures a secure national food supply and takes serious steps to reform the food stamp program. Congress is requiring qualified individuals to look for work and contribute to society like everyone else.
June 21, 2018 Press Release
This legislation meets the needs of rural Colorado by keeping water affordable. I thank the members of the Ways and Means Committee for considering this legislation and I ask my colleagues to support the bill on the House floor.
June 27, 2017 Press Release
I applaud the administration’s decision to roll back this overreaching WOTUS rule. Farmers and ranchers across Colorado will now be free from Washington bureaucrats who want to regulate every small body of water on their private property.
June 21, 2017 Press Release
In Colorado, water is tough to come by, which makes water storage a necessity. That’s why H.R. 1654 is so important. We need to streamline the water project permitting process so that future projects like NISP don’t take over a decade to win a permit.
January 13, 2017 Press Release
Farmers and ranchers around the Fourth Congressional District support this legislation because they need affordable water. We worked hard on this legislation last year and I’m hopeful that this year we’ll see it pass the House and Senate and signed into law.