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October 30, 2020 Press Release

Today, Congressman Ken Buck (R-Colo.) led the Colorado congressional delegation in a letter to Governor Jared Polis honoring the bravery and perseverance of firefighters battling raging wildfires across the state. Rep. Buck (R-Colo.) was joined by Sens. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), and Reps. Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.), Scott Tipton (R-Colo.), Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.), Diana Degette (D-Colo.), and Jason Crow(D-Colo.).

October 3, 2020 Press Release

On Saturday, October 3, Congressman Ken Buck (R-Colo.) announced the commencement of the Arkansas Valley Conduit (AVC) Project at Pueblo Dam. The AVC will transport clean water from the Pueblo Reservoir’s 230 miles of pipeline to a projected 50,000 people in southeast Colorado. 


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July 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Congressman Ken Buck (R-Colo.) released the following statement concerning his vote against the Great American Outdoors Act (H.R.1957), which passed the House earlier this afternoon.

February 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In addition to the $28 million investment in the Arkansas Valley Conduit from the Bureau of Reclamation, $8 million in funding has been included in the president’s FY 2021 budget proposal. Congressman Ken Buck released the following statement in response to the huge win for rural communities in southeast Colorado:

February 4, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Bureau of Reclamation (BoR) announced its additional funding distribution for the remainder of the fiscal year, which included $28 million for the Arkansas Valley Conduit (AVC) Project. Representatives Scott Tipton (CO-03) and Ken Buck (CO-04) have been longtime supporters of AVC and praised the announcement.

April 8, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House passed unanimously the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Authorization Act (H.R. 2030) to approve the long-awaited drought contingency plan, which will safeguard the water supply for more than 40 million people who depend on the Colorado River for drinking water, farming irrigation, and hydropower. Congressman Buck issued the following statement:

July 24, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 519, the WATER Act, which Congressman Ken Buck introduced in 2017 to keep water affordable for rural Colorado. The WATER Act amends the tax code to allow mutual irrigation and ditch companies to reinvest revenue earned from non-member sources, ultimately making water resources more affordable for farmers and ranchers.

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.
March 14, 2018 Press Release
“Communities across the 4th Congressional District rely on water from the Colorado River. This legislation allows those communities to thrive while still protecting our endangered species. Working together, Coloradans have proven that they are the best stewards of our state’s precious natural resources.”
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.