The U.S. House of Representatives rejected a $125 million amendment to a Sandy disaster relief bill for emergency watershed protection Tuesday.
During a visit to the Greeley Bellvue Water Treatment Plant, Colorado Democratic Senator Michael Bennet urged the US House of Representatives to fund $120 million for Emergency Watershed Protection.
The House passed the first part of a relief bill for victims of Hurricane Sandy Friday. Absent from the legislation was funding for watershed restoration in Colorado following this summer’s wildfires.
27 speeches on the Senate floor. Each one different. With time running out to extend the Wind Tax Credit, Senator Mark Udall once again took to the floor pushing for its extension.
A $60.4 billion disaster appropriations bill for Hurricane Sandy relief and rebuilding now includes $125 million for restoration efforts at Colorado watersheds damaged by this summer’s wildfires.