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Fighting Wildfires and Droughts

June 29, 2021
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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. 

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Censure Resolution
 

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 questioned Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on ways we can partner to move forward water storage projects and to ensure Coloradans are capturing more water to which we are entitled and made a strong case for keeping the Bureau of Land Management headquarters in Grand Junction.
  • I secured a commitment from USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to look into allowing farmers to receive insurance claims for crops lost to drought.
  • Finally, I made the case to Vice Admiral Ronald Boxall for keeping the U.S. Space Command in Colorado.

I have put Colorado first from the day I took my oath, and that won’t ever change.

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Rep. Boebert

TELEPHONE TOWN HALL

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?

  • 85% Yes
  • 13% No
  • 2% Unsure

What kind of job do you think Kamala Harris is doing as Border Czar?

  • 82% Terrible
  • 13% Fantastic
  • 5% Unsure

Do you support Critical Race Theory being taught in our public schools?

  • 79% No
  • 12% Yes
  • 9% Unsure
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Boebert Phone

OPPOSING BIDEN'S WOTUS RULEMAKING AND FIGHTING FOR WATER RIGHTS

I joined 126 other Members of Congress sending a letter opposing the Biden administration's intentions to revert the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) to the Obama-era rules targeting farmers, ranchers, homeowners, private property owners, manufacturers, small businesses, water districts, and local governments.

It’s no surprise that Joe Biden’s EPA is trying to expand the federal government’s jurisdiction and regulate every aspect of our lives. It’s sad to see that radical enviro policies have already overtaken the executive branch and that Biden is sparing no time restoring the damaging 2015 WOTUS rule, threatening property rights and water rights for communities across the nation. Rural Colorado runs on water rights, and Biden’s unconstitutional WOTUS regulation will harm our way of life.

DEFENDING THE HYDE AMENDMENT

I will always stand up for the sanctity of human life, which begins at conception. Taxpayer money should never be used to murder unborn children, which is why I was appalled by President Biden’s budget plan that didn’t include Hyde amendment protections. The Democrats have been fully taken over by the radical left, and even common-sense historically bipartisan policies like the Hyde amendment aren’t safe. To stand for life, I signed a letter to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader encouraging them to oppose President Biden’s budget proposal and any other legislation that disregards human life.

HOLDING BIDEN ADMINISTRATION ACCOUNTABLE FOR ENERGY LEASING MORATORIUM 

President Biden should have never implemented his illegal energy leasing moratorium to begin with. Arbitrarily punishing reliable energy workers to appease the Green New Deal radical leftists in his party is not only bad policy, it’s wrong.

I joined House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman, and 35 other Members of Congress in sending a letter to Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland condemning the administration’s moratorium on onshore and offshore energy leases. l will hold the Biden administration accountable for following the court-ordered halt on their disastrous violations of the Mineral Leasing Act. 

UPCOMING MOBILE OFFICE HOURS

It is the greatest honor of my life to serve the people of Colorado’s Third Congressional District. Living in rural Colorado, I know it can be tough to get around, so I am bringing my office to you! If you are having issues with a federal agency, want to voice your opinion on upcoming legislation, or share your story, please come out to one of our mobile offices and my staff will be happy to meet you.
Thursday, July 1, 2021 
Conejos County Mobile Office Hours 
Antonito Town Hall 
515 River Street   
Antonito, CO 
11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
  
Monday, July 12, 2021
Rio Grande County Mobile Office Hours 
Colorado Potato Administrative Committee 
1305 Park Avenue 
Monte Vista, CO 
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 pm 
 
 Wednesday, July 14, 2021 
Pueblo County Mobile Office Hours 
Colorado City Metropolitan District 
4497 Bent Brothers Blvd  
Colorado City, CO 
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 pm 

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