CO Governor Polis Applauds Passage of Great American Outdoors Act
DENVER – Gov. Jared Polis applauded the Senate passage of the Great American Outdoors Act and released the following statement:
“Colorado’s iconic outdoors and millions of acres of accessible state and federal land are just some of the reasons why Coloradans love living here, and why so many people from across our country and around the world visit,” said Governor Polis. “Our great outdoors are incredibly fun and healthy, and the outdoor industry supports good jobs across our state. As our economy bounces back, access to our great outdoor areas, which allow for strong social distancing, are critical to our recovery and safety. I thank our Senators for their bipartisan effort and urge my former colleagues in the House to pass this important legislation.”
As Governor and a former member of Congress, Gov. Polis has worked with Colorado’s federal delegation to protect public lands and support the state’s outdoor recreation and tourism economy. The bill makes full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) permanent, an issue Gov. Polis has supported. It also provides funding to correct the long-standing maintenance backlog at our National Parks, National Forests and other public lands. The bill now moves to the U.S. House of Representatives for consideration.