Republicans in Colorado’s delegation received key appointments this week to congressional committees with oversight on energy and public lands.
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner was named chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources subcommittee on energy.

“A strong and responsible energy policy is critical to unleashing our energy potential, and I look forward to using my new position to advance policy that benefits Coloradans and all Americans,” Gardner said.

On the House side, U.S. Reps. Scott Tipton and Doug Lamborn received their assignments on the Natural Resources Committee.

Both are on the energy and mineral resources subcommittee, Tipton is also on the federal lands subcommittee and Lamborn will chair the water, power and oceans subcommittee.

They’ve covered the state on all bases relating to our public lands and water, and with Democrats and the media already ramped up to loudly to oppose and misconstrue every single move made by Republicans, we’ll need all the state’s members on the team we can get to protect western interests.