More on Security
In response to the latest reports of ANTIFA and other left-wing groups inciting riots and violently attacking peaceful demonstrators over the weekend, Congressman Ken Buck (R-Colo.) introduced the Blocking Rioters and Insurrectionists from our Cities to Keep us Safe (BRICKS) Act. This bill increases penalties for inciting, organizing, aiding, abetting, or funding rioting (18 USC, Sec. 2101) from five years to 10 years.
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.).
Today, Congressman Ken Buck (R-Colo.) announced the Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime has awarded the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice a $2,878,767 Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP) grant. This grant will assist the victims of the May 2019 shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch in Douglas County, Colorado.
Today, Congressman Ken Buck (R-Colo.) announced the Department of Justice has granted two school districts in Elbert and Otero County with COPS Office grants to improve school safety. The Department of Justice has awarded a grant of $224,234 to Elizabeth School District No. C-1 and $15,659 to Cheraw 31 to bolster evidence-based school safety programs to ensure rapid response in events such as school shootings, natural disasters, and traumatic events such as student suicide.
Today, Congressman Ken Buck (R-Colo.) led 50 total members in sending a letter to Attorney General William Barr urging the Department of Justice to investigate individuals and groups responsible for funding, organizing, inciting, and participating in the destructive riots taking place in cities across the country. In a tweet on August 30, Rep.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ken Buck (R-Colo.) introduced a House Resolution with more than 20 Republican cosponsors expressing support for our nation’s law enforcement officers. H.Res. 1071 rejects misguided and dangerous efforts to defund the police and recognizes the great sacrifice our law enforcement officers make every day.
Congressman Ken Buck (R-Colo.) said:
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Washington D.C. – The entire Colorado Congressional Delegation and Governor Jared Polis joined together today to urge the U.S. Department of Defense to reestablish U.S. Space Command in Colorado and to use Colorado’s existing space missions and assets to address emerging and transforming threats in space. In a letter to acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, the leaders tout Colorado’s significant role in national security space, its strong aerospace industry, and its existing infrastructure as the ideal foundation on which to reestablish U.S.