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Congressman Ken Buck

Representing the 4th District of Colorado


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April 8, 2019 Press Release

For Immediate Release
Monday, April 8, 2019
Contact: 202-225-4676

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

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kyle Huwa, 202-225-4676

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.
May 26, 2016 Press Release
This amendment stops the administration from imposing their radical green energy agenda on the backs of American families.
January 13, 2016 Press Release
Congress has sat idle for too long, allowing the President to act beyond his authority. With this bill, Congress will be reasserting its Article I power and reining in executive overreach. I encourage my colleagues to become co-sponsors.
November 13, 2015 In The News
Coloradans expect their elected officials to fight for justice. That's why I support Attorney General Cynthia Coffman's decision to sue the Environmental Protection Agency over its burdensome new power plant regulations, even though the lawsuit offends Gov. John Hickenlooper's political friends...
May 28, 2015 In The News

The Environmental Protection Agency’s newly finalized rule on clean water unleashed a flood of criticism Wednesday from Colorado Republicans, who accused the Obama administration of engineering a federal power grab.

The agency’s hotly contested “Waters of the United States” rule expands the list of waterways covered by the federal Clean Water Act, which EPA officials said would ensure that more Americans gain access to drinking water from streams, wetlands and rivers protected by the law.