House of Representatives Passes CORE Act Gardner Refuses to Support - John Hickenlooper for U.S. Senate

House of Representatives Passes CORE Act Gardner Refuses to Support

Hundreds of Coloradans Signed On To Hickenlooper Effort To Urge Support

Hickenlooper: “Coloradans Need a Senator Who Will Stand Up For Public Lands”

The House of Representatives just passed the Colorado Outdoor Recreation & Economy (CORE) Act, yet Senator Cory Gardner is still refusing to support this crucial bill that has bipartisan support from across Colorado. Since John Hickenlooper launched digital ads urging Gardner to support the CORE Act two days ago, hundreds of Coloradans have signed on to join him in this push.

“Coloradans need a Senator who will stand up for public lands and listen to local communities,” said John Hickenlooper. “Now that the CORE Act has passed the House and is heading to the Senate, I am calling on Senator Gardner to join me and Coloradans from across our state in supporting it.” 

The CORE Act would strengthen Colorado’s outdoor economy, protect 400,000 acres of public land, and designate 73,000 new wilderness acres across Colorado. It was created by a broad cross-section of Coloradans as bipartisan stakeholders from across the state worked with Senator Bennet and Congressman Neguse to craft this legislation to strengthen Colorado’s outdoor economy and protect its natural resources. The bill has the support of elected officials from across the state and both parties, business leaders, hunters, anglers, environmentalists, veterans, ranchers, conservationists, cyclists, and many others–yet Senator Gardner has refused their pleas to support this needed bill.

Gardner is the first Colorado Senator of either party in over 50 years not to sponsor legislation to expand the state’s wilderness areas. He has a lifetime League of Conservation Voters score of 10%.

John Hickenlooper has long been a champion for Colorado’s outdoor recreation economy and public lands. As Governor, he helped grow the state’s outdoor economy that supports 229,000 jobs and generates billions in economic activity. He created the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office and Inter-Agency Trails and Recreation Council and opposed the privatization of public lands. In the United States Senate, he will be a steadfast advocate for Colorado’s unique natural assets and work to continue growing its outdoor economy.