• August 7, 2021

Bennet and Hick refused to get money for I-70 Glenwood Canyon on the infrastructure bill

U.S Senator John Hickenlooper’s questionable credit claims for crafting the $ 1.2 trillion infrastructure bill and being the negotiating statesman who drove it down the garden path crashed into a brick wall, as if it were a sign.

The huge bill failed to pass Thursday.

The measure has been locked into obstructionism with a vote scheduled for Saturday morning to try to get out of the jam.

We assume that Hick will not take the credit implosion that occurred on an amendment dealing with cryptocurrencies to the 2,700-page bill.

The Biden administration is rejecting a last-minute effort by a bipartisan group of senators to limit a proposal on the infrastructure bill to increase federal regulation of cryptocurrencies. The fierce momentum from lobbyists helped stall plans to finish voting on the bill on Thursday night, and it now looks like the debate will run into the weekend.

And speaking of amendments, why in the name of God not Hickenlooper or US Senator Michael Bennet Raise a finger to draft an amendment to the bill for funding or to correct ongoing problems on Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon?

The canyon has been closed 12 times in the last six weeks. It’s not exactly a surprise that federal help is required to address what has now become an emergency situation.

In the updated version of the Colorado politics Article reflecting that the vote never happened, Bennet boasts that the state will be eligible for a Burned Area Rehabilitation grant on National Forest System Land, but acknowledges that Colorado’s involvement in that has yet to be determined.

And that won’t clear the road of debris now.

It’s all pretty vague as to what Colorado would actually get, or is simply eligible to receive this massive funding bill.

So what’s in it?

The Colorado media should have thought twice before writing all those articles about Hickenlooper and Bennet’s supposed role in creating this monster.

If the Democratic duo are really responsible for this mess, they should be ashamed of themselves.

Bennet and Hickenlooper overlooked a golden opportunity to get the critical help Western Slope needs to clean up, rehabilitate and address future landslides and floods that are now predicted to repeatedly force the Glenwood Canyon interstate artery to close for years to come.

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