Fighting Wildfires and Droughts
INTRODUCED CENSURE BILL AGAIST PRESIDENT BIDEN FOR HIS DERELECTION OF DUTY AT THE BORDER
I spent a busy week in Congress fighting hard to represent the important needs of Colorado's Third District.
There is an ongoing humanitarian crisis at our southern border, but Biden is negligent to enforce the laws and uphold his duty under Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” Instead of trying to fix things, the Biden regime has actively made the situation worse by terminating the remain in Mexico policy and implementing measures that incentivize illegal immigration such as amnesty and catch and release. President Biden has facilitated this crisis by not enforcing the Immigration and Nationality Act, which requires the President to detain illegal aliens and enforce border security measures.
The numbers don’t lie—the situation at the border is a crisis. Since Biden took office,
- Arrests for drug smuggling increased 266%
- Arrests for murder increased 1233%
- Arrests for sexual offenses increased 207%
After months of inaction, Biden’s border czar, Kamala Harris, has finally found it in her to do the bare minimum and go near the border to see what her administration has done. My hope is that by actually meeting with and hearing from the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents who put their lives on the line each and every day, she would recognize the severity of the crisis she created and not laugh it off.
Biden's inaction is inexcusable, so I introduced a censure bill to hold him accountable.
FIGHTING WILDFIRES AND DROUGHTS
Western states have been hit hard by wildfires and droughts, and I continue to closely monitor the situation across our District. I discussed the five large fires burning in our District with U.S. Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen, and I have been in contact with state and local agencies, stakeholders, and first responders to ensure the proper resources are being deployed.
As a proud member of the Committee on Natural Resources, I see firsthand the urgent need for better active forest management to prevent devastating wildfires and improve the health of our forests. My bipartisan amendment to implement active forest management to protect infrastructure passed unanimously through committee, and I look forward to continuing to lead on this issue by introducing a comprehensive active forest management bill in the coming days.
I ran with the promise that the forgotten men and women of rural Colorado would be forgotten no more, and I fight every single day for the people who hired me to be their voice.
I have put Colorado first from the day I took my oath, and that won’t ever change.
I believe that hearing input, concerns, and talking directly with Coloradans is how I can best serve the needs of our District. On Wednesday evening, I hosted a telephone town hall where constituents raised important questions about issues that matter most to them. I was honored to be joined by former Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan to discuss the situation at the southern border and how it impacts rural Colorado communities.
During the town hall, I asked listeners a few poll questions, and here are the results:
Should we return to President Trump’s policies to secure our southern border and end the Biden Border Crisis?
What kind of job do you think Kamala Harris is doing as Border Czar?
Do you support Critical Race Theory being taught in our public schools?