Senator Mark Udall

District Colorado
Party Democrat
Terms 1st
Committees Committee on Armed Services
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Select Committee on Intelligence

Chairman, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities
Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support; Armed Services

Chairman, Subcommittee on National Parks
Subcommittee on Energy
Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests; Energy and Natural Resources

Quote from Website “We didn't inherit this planet from our parents. Rather, I believe that we are borrowing it from our children, and that means that we must preserve it for future generations.”



Leadership: Mark is an avid outdoorsman who has hiked, skied, and rafted Colorado’s wild lands and rivers for years. A champion of Colorado’s natural resources, Mark has worked across party lines to protect Colorado’s wild land and water. He also has advocated for a responsible “all-of-the-above” approach to energy production, which recognizes the diverse energy resources of Colorado. Colorado's wild lands and rivers and protecting these landscapes is one of the primary reasons he sought public office. Along with his position on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, he chairs the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks. He co-sponsored bipartisan legislation to create a designated Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) “lockbox” to provide full and permanent funding for this critical fund. Throughout 2012 and 2013, he led a collaborative, community-based effort that looked at how to bring wilderness and national monument designations to two of Colorado’s most beautiful areas — the Central Mountains and Browns Canyon on the Arkansas River. Then, In December 2013, he introduced The Browns Canyon National Monument and Wilderness Act, which is a community-driven effort to preserve 22,000 acres of forest and canyons between Salida and Buena Vista.