Bennet, Crow, Schiff Meet with Department of Defense and Intelligence community leaders in Colorado, highlight Colorado’s important role in Spac
United States Senate Press Release
Posted: Friday January 14th 2022
Today, United States Senator from Colorado, Michael Bennett, member of the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and United States Representatives Jason Crow (D-Colo.), member of the United States House Standing Select Committee on Intelligence, and Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Chairman of the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, visited Space Force Base Buckley and met with Department of Defense officials ( DOD) and Intelligence Community (IC) to discuss DoD and IC elements in Colorado, key to U.S. space. assignments. These meetings highlighted Colorado’s central role in space innovation and national security.
“I am grateful that Chairman Schiff joined Representative Crow and I today to see first-hand Colorado’s vast national security and space assets,” Bennett said. “Our visits today confirm that Colorado is the national security space operations nexus for the intelligence community and the Department of Defense. And that is why, from a national security perspective, Colorado is the most strategic choice for the permanent headquarters of US Space Command.
“Colorado is home to some of the nation’s most important national security and space assets and I was proud to join Senator Bennet as we showed some of these facilities to House Standing Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff. “, Raven said. “These space and military assets are essential to the protection of our nation. I will work to keep Colorado at the forefront of this important work, making our country safer and more secure.
“Maintaining America’s preeminence in space is critical to our global competitiveness and national security,” Schiff said. “U.S. Space Command plays a vital role in this mission, accelerating the development of some of America’s most emerging and cutting-edge industries, thanks in large part to its location in a premier center of space activity. Congress must continue to promote space-related industries and scientific innovation so that our nation can stay on the cutting edge of space.
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