The U.S. Senate declined to consider an amendment introduced by Colorado Democratic Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet that would have provided emergency watershed restoration funding for areas of Colorado damaged by last year's wildfires.
Colorado Democratic Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall are making one final push for emergency watershed protection funding to be included in Hurricane Sandy disaster-relief legislation.
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.