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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.

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. 

 

Congressman Ken Buck (R-Colo.) said: 

 

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.