Bennet Welcomes Nearly $10 Million for Colorado from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Create Good-Paying Jobs, Support Coal Communities

Colorado Will Receive This Funding from the Infrastructure Law to Clean Up Hazardous Abandoned Mine Lands

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet welcomed the Department of Interior’s (DOI) announcement that Colorado will receive nearly $10 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) in Fiscal Year 2022 funding to reclaim and clean up abandoned mine lands (AML).

Bennet, Hickenlooper Introduce Bill to Promote Vehicle-to-Grid Charging for Electric School Buses

BIDIRECTIONAL Act would create program for electric school bus deployment with capability to help power grid while not in use. Bill builds on efforts like Durango’s first-in-the-state pilot program run by school district 9-R and La Plata Electric Association

Yesterday, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper joined Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Angus King (I-Maine), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) to introduce the Bus Integration Dedicated to Improving Resilience, Eliminating Congestion, and Triggering Innovation Over Numerous Applications and Localities (BIDIRECTIONAL) Act.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Conservation, Climate, Forestry, and Natural Resources, welcomed Deputy Secretary of the Interior Tommy Beaudreau and Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) Commissioner Camille Calimlim Touton to the Western Slope to see the drought conditions in the Colorado River Basin and to hear first-hand from Colorado water users living with the driest conditions in 1,200 years.

Bennet, Neguse Lead Bicameral Letter Urging Long-term, Permanent Solutions to Western Drought

Members Ask Bureau of Reclamation to Fund Efforts That Provide Meaningful Reductions in Water Use from the Colorado River with the $4 Billion Bennet Secured in the Inflation Reduction Act

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, New Mexico U.S. Senators Ben Ray Luján and Martin Heinrich, Colorado U.S. Representatives Joe Neguse, Diana DeGette, Jason Crow, Ed Perlmutter, and New Mexico U.S. Representatives Melanie Stansbury and Teresa Leger Fernández wrote to the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) urging it to prioritize funding for long-term, permanent solutions to the drought crisis in the Colorado River Basin as it allocates the $4 billion in new funding from the Inflation Reduction Act for Western drought.

Bennet, Hickenlooper Introduce Bipartisan Senate Resolution Commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is Celebrated from September 15 through October 15

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper joined a bipartisan group of their colleagues in introducing a Senate resolution recognizing September 15, 2022 through October 15, 2022 as Hispanic Heritage Month to celebrate and honor the invaluable contributions of Latino Americans in the United States.