Federal Agency Accepts Bennet, Romney Request to Review USDA’s Emergency Watershed Protection Program

Following Senators’ Letter, Government Accountability Office Will Review Implementation and Effectiveness of Program

Today, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry’s Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources, and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) announced that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has accepted their request to review the effectiveness and implementation of the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP).
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet this week joined U.S. Senators John Thune (R-S.D.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and 45 of their Senate colleagues in urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to prioritize sustainable rural broadband networks as the FCC considers new rules in the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) proceeding.

Bennet Joins Colleagues in Demanding Stephen Miller’s Removal from the White House

Senators Demand the Immediate Firing of Stephen Miller Amid Multiple, Consistent Reports of Miller’s Alignment with White Supremacist Ideology and Far-Right Extremism

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and 25 of their colleagues in a letter to President Donald Trump demanding the immediate removal of Stephen Miller from his position as a White House senior adviser.

Bennet Announces Over $600,000 in Local Food Promotion Grants to Colorado Organizations

USDA Grants to San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition, Bytable Foods Will Support Local Markets and Producers

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, announced that the San Luis Valley (SLV) Local Foods Coalition and Bytable will receive funding through the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Bennet Introduces New Bipartisan Legislation to Stop the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species

Bill Strengthens Preventative Efforts to Protect Water Infrastructure and Ecosystems from Invasive Mussels

Today, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) introduced the Stop the Spread of Invasive Mussels Act of 2019, new legislation to slow the movement of aquatic invasive species, like zebra and quagga mussels, into Colorado, Montana, and other Western States.

Bennet Statement on Trump Administration’s Decision to Take Away Food Assistance from Hundreds of Thousands of Americans

Final USDA Rule Would Take Food from Americans Struggling to Make Ends Meet, Bypass Congressional Intent

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the statement below following the release of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) final rule that would significantly alter eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), taking away food assistance from hundreds of thousands of Americans nationwide, including an estimated 41,000 Coloradans.