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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Ken Buck (R-CO) sent a letter to the Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, urging him to incentivize responsible stewardship of private lands by adequately reimbursing Colorado farmers and ranchers contributing to conservation efforts and permitting dryland farming on retired irrigated acres in the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP).
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) introduced a congressional record celebrating Douglas County, Colorado, being ranked the second healthiest community in the U.S. by U.S. News and World Report in 2021.
“Douglas County’s 63,000 acres of natural land are home to three state parks, the Reuter-Hess Reservoir, the Devil’s Head National Recreation Trail, and the beautiful Rocky Mountains – all of which enjoy 300 days of sunshine each year. Residents of the community value the parks and nature and consistently prioritize health and wellness,” said Rep. Buck.
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) and Rep. Joe Neguse (D-Colo.) reintroduced the Water and Agriculture Tax Reform (WATER) Act, bipartisan legislation passed unanimously by the U.S. House of Representatives in the 115th Congress. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Ind.) reintroduced companion legislation in the Senate.
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.
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.
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.
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.