Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and U.S. Representatives Jason Crow (D-Colo.), a member of the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), chairman of the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, toured Buckley Space Force Base and met with leadership across the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Intelligence Community (IC) to discuss DoD and IC elements in Colorado key to U.S. space missions. These meetings underscored the central role Colorado maintains in both space and national security innovation.


“I’m grateful Chairman Schiff joined Representative Crow and me today to see first-hand Colorado’s extensive space and national security assets,” said Bennet. “Our visits today reinforce that Colorado is the nexus of national security space operations for the Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense. And it’s why, from a national security perspective, Colorado is the most strategic choice for the permanent home for U.S. Space Command.”


“Colorado is home to some of the most preeminent space and national security assets in the country and I was proud to join with Senator Bennet as we showed some of these installations to House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff,” said Crow. “These space and military assets are critical to protecting our nation. I will work to ensure Colorado remains 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,” said Schiff. “U.S. Space Command plays a vital role in that mission, accelerating the development of some of America’s most high-tech and emergent industries, thanks in no small part to its location in a premier space activity hub. Congress must continue to promote space-related industries and scientific innovation so that our nation can stay on the cutting edge of space.”