Bennet Calls on Forest Service to Quickly, Effectively Implement Fire Fix, 2018 Farm Bill

Letter Urges Forest Service to Use New Funding and Tools to Invest in Colorado Forestry, Recreation, and Infrastructure Projects

After years of budget challenges at the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) which have burdened towns and counties across Colorado, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Committee’s Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources Subcommittee, today urged the USFS to use the new funding and budget flexibility provided in the 2018 Omnibus federal spending bill and the new forest management authorities secured in the 2018 Farm Bill to invest in Colorado’s forests and watersheds.

Bennet Leads Western Senators in Calling on USDA to Implement New Drought Tools and Establish Western Drought Initiative

Bipartisan Letter Urges USDA to Immediately Implement Drought Provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill and Establish a Targeted Initiative for the West

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture’s Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources, led a bipartisan coalition of Western senators in calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to immediately implement water conservation tools that were included in the 2018 Farm Bill, which was signed into law in December 2018.

Bennet Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators to Protect Funding for BLM and Forest Service Wildfire Prevention Efforts

Senators Demand Savings from Wildfire Disaster Account be Reinvested in Forest Service and BLM for Wildfire Prevention, as Intended

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined a bipartisan group of senators led by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) in urging that savings from the Wildfire Disaster Account be reinvested in the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to ensure the agencies can continue critical wildfire prevention, as intended.

Bennet Welcomes CMS Approval of Colorado Reinsurance Waiver

Waiver Approval Follows Bennet-led Letter Requesting Authorization

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet welcomed the decision from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to grant Colorado’s application for a waiver to establish a reinsurance program, which will reduce health care premiums for thousands of Colorado families.

Bennet, Udall, Shaheen, Senate Democratic Caucus Introduce Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

Democracy for All Amendment Would Help Get Big Money Out of Politics and Put Power Back in the Hands of the American People

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and the entire Senate Democratic Caucus in introducing the Democracy for All Amendment, a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United v. FEC and other disastrous court decisions, help get big money out of politics, and put power back in the hands of the American people.