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  • Coffman Passes First Defense Bill as Subcommittee Chairman
    Posted in In the News on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, National Security, Public Lands

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06) lauded the passage of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference report, a bill that contains significant policy and funding initiatives for the Department of Defense (DoD). Coffman, as Chairman of the House Armed Forces Subcommittee on Military Personnel, worked across party lines to ensure that the bill includes key provisions for our troops and their families, all while maintaining military ... Read more

  • National Park Week
    Posted in Press Releases on April 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands

    This past week marked ‘National Park Week’ which runs from April 15-23. The National Park Service describes this week best: “National Park Week is America’s largest celebration of American Heritage. It’s about making connections, exploring amazing places, discovering open spaces…. and enhancing America’s best idea—the national parks!” We in Colorado are truly blessed with national beauty all around our state and with a simple search HERE, you can find a park and location you and your loved ones... Read more

  • Coffman Urges the President to Increase Wildfire Prevention Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on November 7, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands

    On October 21, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) sent a letter to the President pressing him to increase funding for the Western Watershed Enhancement Partnership in his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request. The Western Watershed Enhancement Partnership was formed last year when the Departments of Agriculture and Interior established a framework to partner with local entities to reduce the risks of wildfire upon Western communities and their water supplies. In July 2014, under this arrangement... Read more

  • Bundy Ranch just a part of the Western lands in BLM crosshairs
    Posted in In the News on April 21, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands, Agriculture

    The standoff at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada was just the tip of the iceberg—and it is a very large iceberg indeed. All over the West, the federal government is planning to take over millions of acres of land—and kick the humans off. A case in New Mexico going on this month but attracting almost no attention, pits rancher Kit Laney against the U.S. Forest Service. The service claims Laney’s Diamond Bar Ranch in southwest New Mexico is federal land; Laney can show that his rights go back to 1883—bef... Read more

  • Senators Push for USDA, Timber Industry Cooperation
    Posted in In the News on October 30, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands, Agriculture

    Colorado's U.S. Senator Mark Udall, a strong voice for proactively reducing wildfire risk throughout Colorado, led a bipartisan and bicameral letter pressing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to partner with the timber industry to reduce wildfire risks in fire-prone areas, create jobs and improve community safety throughout the Rocky Mountain West. "The National Forest management program in this region falls far short of meeting the need for hazardous fuels reduction and forest restoration. ...... Read more

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