This Veterans Day, I’d like to give a special shoutout to all of our men and women who have served our country.
We can never thank our veterans enough.
Today, and every day, let us all remember the sacrifices that so many selfless men and women of this country made for us.
God bless you as we honor your service to our great country on Veterans Day!
“For the greatest love of all is a love that sacrifices all. And this great love is demonstrated when a person sacrifices his life for his friends.”
- John 15:13
In other news, our work never stops in the Swamp.
Under Speaker Johnson’s leadership, the House is finally doing our job and passing appropriations bills like we promised we would.
This means more investment for our water infrastructure projects in the 3rd District and Southern Colorado, which benefits everyone!
Take a look at some of the GREAT work we’re getting done, and as always, thanks for all your hard work!
Have a great weekend.
Last week, 26 of Lauren’s legislative initiatives were passed through the House as part of the Interior Appropriations bill. These include major wins on water, funding the management of our forests, and protecting our energy producers in the 3rd District.
Lauren spoke with KKCO11 News in Grand Junction regarding the new Speaker of the House Mike Johnson and why he will be a great leader for Republicans and the 3rd District. Lauren has a strong relationship with Speaker Johnson, who formerly chaired the conservative Republican Study Committee and was on the impeachment defense team of President Donald Trump. Lauren is confident Speaker Johnson will institute and hold the House accountable to an appropriations process that includes votes on 12 separate appropriations bills instead of an omnibus package.
As part of the Interior Appropriations Bill, Lauren got her Trust The Science Act passed through the House which delists the gray wolf from the endangered species list. This is a bill backed by major livestock and agricultural groups across Colorado and the U.S. who are unable to adequately protect their livestock from gray wolf attacks.
While Colorado is beginning the reintroduction of gray wolves to the state by the end of the year, Lauren’s bill is an example of her taking national action on a local issue that affects her constituents. In the 2020 Proposition 114 vote to reintroduce gray wolves, 23 of 27 counties in the 3rd District voted No.
Lauren has introduced the Restoring American Energy Dominance Act, which repeals another BLM rule that would cripple the oil and gas industry with more costs and bureaucracy. You can see the entire press release on the bill in the forwarded email below.
The Fluid Mineral Leases and Leasing Process rule would add fees to smaller oil producing companies that would ultimately harm their ability to produce energy and send higher costs back to consumers, which is the last thing the American people need. Lauren’s RAED Act would put a stop to this effort, and it would defend our critical oil and gas producers from more regulations written by bureaucrats in the Biden administration. The rule would also codify more harmful provisions from the Inflation Reduction Act, which is another reason why Lauren voted against the IRA last year.
The House passed their Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill as part of Speaker Johnson’s plan to pass 12 separate appropriations bills through the House. Included in that bill were two of Lauren’s amendments that provided millions in funding to the 3rd District, including the Colorado River Storage Project and the Colorado River Dam Fund.
Lauren sat down with the Durango Herald to discuss her legislative priorities and her approach to campaigning throughout the 3rd District as we near the end of the year. The conversation resulted in a fair piece that highlighted a few of her bills on water storage and management, including the “Endangered Fish” bill and the Western Water Accelerated Revenue Repayment Act as ways to help local stakeholders manage this precious resource.
Last month, Lauren attended her yet another Lincoln Day Dinner by headlining the Archuleta County GOP LDD outside of Pagosa Springs. Lauren spoke for 30 minutes after interacting with guests for the duration of the pre-event meet and greet, and during her remarks she shared some of the great work she’s doing on local issues like water and energy production.
Despite her hectic and uncertain Congressional schedule, Lauren was the only candidate in CD-3 to prioritize and attend all four Lincoln Day Dinners in her district in the month of October.
Lauren was the keynote speaker at the Montezuma County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner, where she provided attendees with an update on what House Republicans will be focused on with Speaker Mike Johnson and how they plan to pass 12 appropriations bills as they promised they would in January.
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