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August 2, 2021 Press Release

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).

July 27, 2021 Press Release

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.

July 20, 2021 Press Release

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.

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.