Colorado's elected officials applauded the U.S. Department of Defense's investigation into the previous administration's decision to move the U.S. Space Command headquarters from Colorado Springs.
Colorado Governor Jared Polis and other elected officials from the state sent a letter this week to new U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin urging him to hold off on relocating U.S. Space Command from Colorado Springs to Huntsville, Alabama.
Colorado's congressional delegation sent a letter to President Joe Biden this week calling on him pause relocating the U.S. Space Command headquarters from Colorado Springs to Huntsville, Alabama.
Colorado lost its bid to be the permanent headquarters to U.S. Space Command on Wednesday, a move the state's leaders say is politically motivated and will cost taxpayers.
Six locations, including four Air Force installations, have made the first round of cuts for those being considered for the new headquarters of U.S. Space Command, the Air Force announced.