An interesting report from Western Wire lists who in the Colorado delegation is backing an effort to move the Bureau of Land Management headquarters from D.C. to a Western state, preferably Colorado.
Supporting U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton’s bill on the House side are Republicans Mike Coffman, Doug Lamborn and Ken Buck, and even Democrat Ed Perlmutter signed up as a cosponsor back in June when he was considering a run for governor.
U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, also running to become the Democrat’s gubernatorial choice,
told Western Wire he’s be happy to support it.
“I’m happy to join my fellow Colorado legislators on a bill to move the BLM out west, away from the politics of D.C.,” said Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.). “I know the perfect home for the agency: Colorado. We would welcome the BLM with open arms. With the agency closer to the vast public lands we all cherish and share, they would have better insight into what the lands mean to the western way of life. It makes perfect sense to have the agency nearby.”
The problem is, Polis has never actually signed on as a cosponsor since Tipton introduced the bill back in May.
The only members of the delegation who are not listed as cosponsors are Polis and Diana DeGette.