Rep. Lauren Boebert secured the support of Ranking Member ofthe House Committee on Appropriations, Rep. Kay Granger and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, Rep. David P. Joyce in blocking the Biden regime’s proposed policy moving the Bureau of Land Management’s Headquarters to D.C.

Rep. Lauren Boebert stated: “I am grateful to Ranking Members Granger and Joyce for their support in keeping the Bureau of Land Management Headquarters in the West. It’s sad that two Members from Texas and Ohio are doing more to stand up for jobs in Colorado than Colorado’s two U.S. Senators. These career politicians may be ok with broken promises and a hollow ‘Western headquarters’ but I won’t stand for it. Sadly, the Biden regime continues to put the interests of the Swamp ahead of the interests of the American people. The Bureau of Land Management Headquarters and associated jobs should stay in the West where they belong.”

Background:

In a letter to Rep. Boebert, Chairman of the Western Caucus Dan Newhouse, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Natural Resources Bruce Westerman, and 20 other Members of Congress, Ranking Member Kay Granger and Ranking Member David P. Joyce promised to “stand with [us] in strong opposition to the [Bureau of Land Management] reprogramming request.”

Moving the Bureau of Land Management Headquarters to D.C. is a colossal waste of taxpayer money. As Ranking Member Kay Granger and Ranking Member David P. Joyce noted in their letter, “Rather than waste money bringing bureaucracy back to Washington, we should be investing these funds in important national and local priorities, like our military and schools.”

Rep. Boebert has actively led the opposition to the Biden regime’s partisan decision to move the Bureau of Land Management headquarters to D.C.:

  • In her first month in office, Rep. Boebert led a letter to President Biden requesting that the Bureau of Land Management headquarters remain in Grand Junction.
  • In February, Rep. Boebert participated in a bipartisan and bicameral roundtable with Governor Polis and Senators Bennet and Hickenlooper calling on the Biden administration to keep the Bureau of Land Management headquarters in Grand Junction.
  • In March, Rep. Boebert joined local stakeholders in inviting Secretary Haaland to visit the Bureau of Land Management headquarters in Grand Junction to hear how the agency’s move West has benefited rural Americans.
  • Later in March, Rep. Boebert introduced the Local Opportunities, Conservation, and American Lands (LOCAL) Act to require that the Bureau of Land Management headquarters remain in Grand Junction.
  • In April, Rep. Boebert joined Chairman of the Western Caucus, Congressman Dan Newhouse, at a roundtable with rural stakeholders discussing how the Bureau’s move West has given them a voice in land management decisions.
  • In July, Rep. Boebert joined a bipartisan and bicameral roundtable with Senators Bennet and Hickenlooper, Congressman Neguse, Governor Polis, and Secretary Haaland at the Bureau of Land Management headquarters in Grand Junction. Secretary Haaland heard from the farmers, ranchers, and rural community members that would be harmed if she moved the Bureau’s headquarters back to D.C.
  • Later in July, Rep. Boebert led Reps. Doug Lamborn and Ken Buck in calling on Senators Bennet and Hickenlooper to hold up Tracy Stone-Manning’s nomination in order to secure a commitment from the Biden administration to keep the Bureau of Land Management headquarters in Grand Junction.
  • In September, Rep. Boebert’s amendment prohibiting the use of funds made available in the FY2022 budget from being used to close the Bureau of Land Management headquarters in Grand Junction passed the House Committee on Natural Resources with unanimous, bipartisan support.
  • Earlier this month, Rep. Boebert called out the Biden regime’s flawed reprogramming proposal that will bring more senior officials away from the field and back to D.C.

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