Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement after President Donald Trump announced he will nominate William Perry Pendley to become director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which manages nearly 250 million acres of public land, including more than eight million acres in Colorado.

Bennet Celebrates Passage of Historic Public Lands Package to Fully Fund LWCF and Reduce the Public Lands Maintenance Backlog

Bennet Has Led the Fight to Fully Fund LWCF, Invest in Our Public Lands for Over a Decade

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet applauded Senate passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, historic public lands legislation to permanently and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $900 million and begin to address the $19 billion public lands maintenance backlog.

Bennet Files CORE Act as Amendment to Historic Public Lands Legislation

Bennet Continues to Push for Longstanding, Widely-Supported Colorado Public Lands Bill

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet called for the U.S. Senate to include the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act in the Great American Outdoors Act, a historic public lands package that would fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and reduce the public lands maintenance backlog.

Bennet Urges Land Management Agencies to Assist Rural Communities in Coronavirus Response

Rural Counties, Municipalities Face Unique Challenges that USDA, DOI are Well Suited to Respond To

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) to take immediate action to ensure USDA and DOI staff and resources are available to assist with emergency response efforts to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Colorado and across the country.
Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) and Colorado U.S. Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO-3) released the following statements today cheering House passage of H.R. 1492, which would further protect archaeological sites of the Ancestral Pueblo by allowing the National Park Service to modify the boundary of the Yucca House National Monument in southwest Colorado, expanding the monument by 160 acres.

Bennet, Neguse Celebrate One-Year Anniversary of CORE Act

Bennet Prioritizes Senate Action in 2020 to Honor Decade-Long Effort on Colorado Public Lands Legislation

On the one-year anniversary of the introduction of the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (“CORE”) Act, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and Congressman Joe Neguse (D-CO-2) released the following statements celebrating the significant progress made to protect over 400,000 acres of public land in Colorado, safeguard existing outdoor recreation opportunities, and boost the state’s economy.