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Never Forget

September 17, 2021
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REMEMBERING 9/11

This past weekend, I reflected on twenty years since the events of 9/11/01. While 9/11 was a day of unspeakable tragedy, we also saw unparalleled heroism, with firefighters and police officers running towards danger. On 9/11, we were attacked, and instead of letting the fear polarize our country, we came together with record-breaking numbers of Americans volunteering to give blood, and with thousands of Americans stepping forward to serve our country in our Armed Forces.

Our servicemembers’ sacrifices were not in vain. Since 2001, over 7,000 U.S. servicemembers have made the ultimate sacrifice overseas, and over 30,000 soldiers and veterans have committed suicide from carrying the invisible wounds of America’s longest war.

The heroes who served our country over the last 20 years deserved better than Biden’s disastrous pull-out from Afghanistan. When they signed up to serve our country, their top priority was to defend “the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic”—but now the Secretary of Defense’s top priority is not to protect our men and women in uniform, but rather vaccine mandates, climate change, and wokeness. Secretary Austin didn’t even mention Afghanistan in his priorities list for the Department of Defense because he never had a plan.

On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, I am working to hold the Biden regime accountable, because our servicemembers and our veterans deserve better.

SURVEY RESULTS: RELEASE THE TRANSCRIPT!

Last week, 83% of respondents called on Joe Biden to release the transcript of his call with the Afghan President where Biden pressured him to “project a different picture…whether it is true or not” to “change perception” about the Afghanistan crisis.  

SECURING THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT HEADQUARTERS IN GRAND JUNCTION

My amendment to the fiscal year 2022 budget to keep the Bureau of Land Management headquarters in Grand Junction passed the House Committee on Natural Resources unanimously with broad, bipartisan support.

Westerners deserve a voice in the land-use decisions that affect their daily lives, and it would be wrong to move the Bureau of Land Management thousands of miles away from the land it manages back to a faceless marble building in D.C. since 99% of the lands that the Bureau manages are West of the Mississippi. The bipartisan, unanimous support for my amendment demonstrates that the facts are clear: keeping the Bureau of Land Management’s headquarters in Grand Junction has always had broad bipartisan support.

My amendment is a big step in fighting off attacks to the Bureau’s Grand Junction headquarters. I will keep fighting to make sure that the Bureau’s headquarters jobs remain in Grand Junction and that western stakeholders continue to have a voice in public lands decision-making.

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Meeting with Constituents

WELCOMING NEW AMERICANS

It was an honor to welcome 38 new citizens to the greatest country in the world during a naturalization ceremony at the Colorado National Monument. Their choice to become Americans caused liberty and the rights that keep us free to echo in the canyons of the Colorado National Monument!

These patriotic new citizens know that Americans are the most free and prosperous people who ever lived. They believe in our Constitution, and they cherish the freedoms that we so often take for granted. My promise to them is simple: I fight to protect and defend the Constitution so that our children will enjoy the same freedoms we cherish.

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Naturalization

VICTORY FOR THE SECOND AMENDMENT

The Second Amendment had a big win when David Chipman’s nomination to be the director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) was defeated. Chipman is a radical anti-gun activist, and someone with his kind of partisan temperament should not lead a federal agency. I am pleased to have helped strong Second Amendment supporters hold the line and defeat this radical nominee.

FIGHTING FOR TRANSPARENCY

When Democrats in Congress hatched a plan to give Nancy Pelosi $200 million of YOUR tax dollars for luxury golf courses, hotels, and even homes in San Francisco, I called them out. Earmarks are a disgusting use of taxpayer money, and as a political outsider, I’ve been calling out dishonest bribes and horse-trading since I arrived in Congress.

BOEBERT BLAST

The Daily Sentinel, Boebert talks Afghanistan, Bureau of Land Management, forestry bill at Club 20

“Boebert said she and her staff have been in contact with the U.S. Department of State every day, but that the State Department is ‘the No. 1 hindrance in getting these people back home.’"  

Valley Courier, San Luis Valley radar system now fully integrated with National Weather Service

“The National Weather Service responded to Rep. Boebert’s inquiry and fully integrated the radar data, and it reports that the data generated by the San Luis Valley Radar is now being 'used by NWS meteorologists to better inform our forecasts and warnings for…the benefit of individuals and local economies across southern Colorado.'"

Steamboat Pilot & Today, Boebert brings hope

“I am refreshed by Congresswoman Lauren Boebert. She continues to study the issues that affect our district, base her messaging on human rights and freedom (protecting a citizen’s right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness) and, most importantly, writes her legislation with that purpose in mind.”

The Business Times, House panel approves amendment to keep BLM HQ in Grand Junction

“A House committee has passed an amendment intended to keep the U.S. Bureau of Land Management headquarters in Grand Junction…U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, a Republican whose congressional district includes Grand Junction, pushed for the amendment.”

MOBILE OFFICE HOURS

Since the start of the turmoil in Afghanistan, my office has been working nonstop to help Americans stranded abroad as well as our Afghan translators and allies. We have been able to reunite families, save lives, and evacuate our citizens and allies, and we are still working on getting families settled in America.

If you are having issues with a federal agency, want to share your story, or want your voice to be heard, please come to my staff’s mobile office hours, and we will be happy to assist you. My office helps veterans with the VA, travelers having difficulties applying for a passport, taxpayers being harassed by the IRS, senior citizens having issues with Social Security or Medicare, and people having other problems with federal agencies.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Costilla County Mobile Office Hours
Costilla Commissioners’ Meeting Room
352 Main Street
San Luis, CO 
1:00pm-2:00pm
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Mineral County Mobile Office Hours
Mineral County Administration Building
Administration Conference Room
1201 North Main Street
Creede, CO
9:45am-11:00am
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Hinsdale County Mobile Office Hours
Hinsdale County Administration Building
County Commissioners Meeting/Board Room
311 Henson Street
Lake City, CO
12:30pm-1:45pm
Monday, September 27, 2021
Alamosa County Mobile Office Hours
Alamosa County Administrative Building
8900 Independence Way
Alamosa, CO
1:00pm-3:00pm
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